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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Culture > English Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications
Depositing User: Angela Smith
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 09:43
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 09:33
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/11382

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