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Nigella Lawson Explains Why She's Renamed Her Iconic 'Sl*t' Dessert

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Nigella Lawson Explains Why She's Renamed Her Iconic 'Sl*t' Dessert

Nigella Lawson has explained why she's changed the name of her iconic jelly dessert, which used to be called 'Sl*t Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly'.

The TV chef, and micro-wah-vay Queen, 61, said she believed the term sl*t had taken on a "cruel connotation" since she first penned the recipe.

The super-simple and ultra indulgent dessert is made up of white wine, raspberries, vanilla, sugar and gelatine.

And fans didn't take long to notice the subtle change on Nigella's website, spotting that it is now named Ruby Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly - sans the S word.

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Nigella shared her infamous recipe (Credit: Twitter)
Nigella shared her infamous recipe (Credit: Twitter)

The online recipe briefly mentions the tweak, telling fans of Nigella: "This recipe has had a slight name change, but is the same dessert of dreams".

When Nigella shared the recipe as her 'recipe of the day' one of her Twitter followers noted: "Made this delightful recipe once. I think you called it 'Slut red raspberries in chardonnay jelly' back then."

Nigella is a popular TV chef (Credit: PA)
Nigella is a popular TV chef (Credit: PA)
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Others proceeded to note that the name was "fun" and question the alteration.

"I loved the old naughty name of this dish from Nigella bites!!!," one wrote.

But defending her choice, Nigella told followers: "I feel that the word has taken on a coarser, more cruel connotation, and I'm not happy with that".

Nigella shared her reason for renaming the recipe (Credit: Twitter/ Nigella Lawson)
Nigella shared her reason for renaming the recipe (Credit: Twitter/ Nigella Lawson)
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Nigella just continues to give us more and more reasons to stan.

The word "slut" has definitely changed meaning over the years, and has several slight variations. It was first used back in the 14th century, to describe somebody - usually a woman - who was scruffy and unkempt.

It was also regularly used to describe somebody who is promiscuous or naughty - which, given the amount of calories and yumminess in her dessert, is likely why Nigella chose it.

However, over time the word has taken on a more misogynistic and cruel meaning, still existing with the same connotations, but often used in a more judgemental way.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Food and Drink, Celebrity

Joanna Freedman
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