Lorraine Elliot’s blog Not Quite Nigella is one of the more popular food blogs coming out of Australia. She’s a prolific poster and it’s no surprise that she would write a book about her path to happiness through baking and blogging. Fortunately she did not use a diary style, which some bloggers use when they write a book.
She talks about meeting her “cooking mother” Nigella Lawson (whom the blog is named after). She also writes about going to prison to see how they do their catering, and volunteering to cook for charity. We aren’t talking about any ordinary food blogger here. Lorraine seems to go the extra mile to get a story, and she’s been blessed with some interesting travel stories.
Not Quite Nigella shot to stardom when Lorraine created a pizza which featured Obama’s head for his inauguration. The picture then appeared on the home page of Sydney Morning Herald and Serious Eats. Perhaps the secret to Lorraine’s success is partly her advertising background, coupled with sheer hard work.
Lorraine also talks about some of the pitfalls of blogging, including lessons learnt about threats of copyright and defamation lawsuits. The book is an entertaining and awe-inspiring read about a successful food blogger. I was engaged enough to read the book in one sitting.
Recommended for aspiring bloggers.
Not Quite Nigella – buy on Fishpond.com.au
– by Lorraine Elliott