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Clean eating's surprising normalisation: the case of Nigella Lawson

Smith, Angela (2020) Clean eating's surprising normalisation: the case of Nigella Lawson. Discourse, Context and Media. ISSN 2211-6958

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Clean eating as a dietary form of 'good food' has grown in popularity in the last decade. This article explores how it has come to be associated with certain ingredients and a general discourse of wellbeing. Whilst being largely discredited as psuedo-science, many of these ingredients have found their ways into recipes in the cookery books of those who declare a clear opposition to clean eating. In particular, the cookery books of Nigella Lawson will be explored as she states a preference for new ingredients that are typically associated with clean eating. This case shows how such contestable notions of good food become normalized in culture.

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Depositing User: Angela Smith


Item ID: 11382
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ISSN: 2211-6958
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Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 09:43
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 03:38


Author: Angela Smith

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Culture > English Language and Literature

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