BBC Viewers In Hysterics Over Way Nigella Lawson Pronounces ‘Microwave’

BBC viewers have been left in hysterics after watching Nigella Lawson’s cooking show, Cook, Eat, Repeat. On Tuesday, it returned for another episode in which the celebrity chef cooked up some more of her favourite dishes on screen. 

Nigella Lawson’s cooking show, which is airing on BBC Two as a mini-series, has recently had viewers in hysterics after fans couldn’t get over the way she pronounces microwave.

As perusal, Nigella went about cooking her favourite recipes in her typical sensual manner. However, viewers were distracted by her pronouncination of the commonly used kitchen appliance, the microwave.

While cooking up brown butter colcannon, which is essentially a rich and buttery array of veg filled mash potatoes, the 60-year-old went into detail on how viewers could make it at home.

She said: “I still need a bit of milk – full fat – which I’ve warmed in the [micro-wa-vay].”

Of course, this immediately became TV gold as viewers were highly amused by the way she pronounced the common household word.

After the episode aired, Twitter users quickly took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.

However, a little research has shown that Nigella’s pronunciation of the word microwave is actually similar to how Spanish and Italian people pronounce the word for the kitchen appliance.

Nigella herself has confirmed this, after ‘liking’ a tweet which was shared by a fan, who gave an explanation as to why she said it this way.

The person wrote: “[It’s] pronounced as an Italian or Spanish person would /mee-kro-wa-veh/, ie, the right way.”

Nigella has also been the topic of conversation in regards to her five-minute segment on how to properly butter toast.

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The chef explained that you should butter the toast immediately after it pops out of the toaster. Next, slater on another layer of butter and sprinkle the twice buttered toast with some seasalt flakes.

On the show, she said: “I favour the two-stage buttering approach and so far, only stage one has taken place.

“That is to say, the moment this came out of the toaster and was lovely and hot, I spread it with butter, so the butter has melted down into it and it’ll give it a fabulous, crumpety bite.

“Stage two now…I need a little more butter and it will stay in some golden patches on the surface.

“It is unsalted butter, which I always prefer to use, but what I need to do is sprinkle some sea-salt flakes over. This is the platonic ideal of toast.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.