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Nigella Lawson ‘Doesn’t See The Point In Veganism’, Cracks On 2-Week Diet

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Famous TV chef Nigella Lawson has made some interesting comments about veganism in a recent interview.

The 61-year-old said while she ‘gets the point’ of veganism, she has ‘the teeth for meat’.

After trying a plant-based diet for two weeks, the food writer added she ‘couldn’t be vegan’.

Nigella Lawson on veganism

The Cook, Eat, Repeat author recently sat down with The Sunday Times in an interview about her eating habits headlined ‘I cracked on vegan diet’.

She ‘needed’ eggs suddenly, since abandoning meat and dairy for a fortnight. 

Upon claiming she doesn’t ‘see the point’ in veganism, Lawson affirmed her views via Twitter.

She said: “I just want to say, concerning the quote published in the ST, I actually completely get the point of veganism.

“And while I admire those who can follow a vegan diet. I don’t see the point in making going vegan the only commendable change.”

Famous chefs endorsing veganism

Despite Lawson’s comments which have left many vegans divided on social media, there have been positive moves from her fellow British TV chefs in recent months.

For example, Jamie Oliver revealed he will either reduce or completely remove meat from ‘most’ his recipes.

While Gordon Ramsay became the spokesperson for a vegan milk brand, his views on veganism have been equally conflicted over the years. He’s said in the past that chefs ‘must adapt’ to the rise in veganism.

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Dani
Dani
8 months ago

That’s ok Nigella, you are a selfish narrow minded dinosaur.

Unfortunately, many people at her age think the same: cannot see the point in change if they were ok 60+ years consuming/thinking they way they have been.
It is a very cultural thing that requires open mindedness that the older generation often lacks.

Rowland Ross
Rowland Ross
8 months ago
Reply to  Dani

I have yet to find an open minded vegan.

Trish
Trish
8 months ago
Reply to  Rowland Ross

Never open-minded about animal abuse

Dani
Dani
8 months ago
Reply to  Trish

Absolutely Trish ✌

Rowland Ross
Rowland Ross
8 months ago
Reply to  Trish

Thanks for confirming my statement. Please give your definition of abuse.

Fairplay
Fairplay
8 months ago
Reply to  Dani

Ageist bigotry doesn’t help. Plenty of celebrity young things have chucked in the towel.

Dani
Dani
8 months ago
Reply to  Fairplay

No ageist bigotry here- I did say “many people at her age”. A lot of kind hearted people with consideration for the animals and the planet embrace change regardless of age but my personal experience is that the older generation is less likely and when people with a voice like Nigella come out and say these things…they are not helping.

animal_voice
animal_voice
8 months ago
Reply to  Dani

Those against veganism has no age limits. It’s a common trait among those who wallow in me-myself-and-I-ism. Those selfish beings CHOOSE not to acknowledge that veganism is NOT about a diet! It is about the lives of innocent, defenseless, VICTIMS who are abused and murdered so their HARMERS can PROFIT!!

Fairplay
Fairplay
8 months ago

Nigella did explain herself, but the article decided to make it confrontational by taking things out of context. Typical of tabloid journalism.

Dani
Dani
7 months ago
Reply to  Fairplay

I have read her explanation. People justify and explain a lot of things that are morally wrong. Just because it can be explained or it is not against the law it can still be morally wrong.

Yes, it is morally wrong to factory farm millions of animals in poor conditions then slaughter them so humans can have bacon and steak when same humans could just pick non-animal derived foods in the supermarket.

Rowland Ross
Rowland Ross
7 months ago
Reply to  Dani

Explain what you consider morally wrong? Factory Farming or the use of animals as food.

David
David
7 months ago
Reply to  Dani

Which is why you can’t be a Vegan and shop at supermarkets, every pound you spend is supporting the mass animal killing factories. No food from the supermarket is Vegan.

David
David
7 months ago
Reply to  Dani

Eating meat is not morally wrong, it’s how we evolved, it’s why we evolved. Without meat we wouldn’t have developed the brains we have. It is morally wrong to buy vegetables and vegan foods from supermarkets, as it is funding animal cruelty.

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