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National treasure Nigella Lawson is back on our screens with her new series Cook, Eat, Repeat. But while you might expect people to be chewing the fat over her mesmerising skills in the kitchen, it's actually her diction that has got viewers talking - specifically the way she says the word 'microwave'. Have a listen for yourself below:
Fans of the show tuned into the hit series last night (7 December), glued to the screens as she talked them through her method for brown butter colcannon (very rich and buttery, veg filled mashed potatoes to the layman).
But they were soon perplexed as the 60-year-old mashed up her spuds in a pan and explained her next step.
She says: "I still need a bit of milk - full fat - which I've warmed in the 'meecro-wa-vay'."
Excuse me, what, Nigella?
Now, as a graduate from Oxford University in languages, it's hard to imagine the culinary queen doesn't know how to pronounce the word; she was just having some fun.
But it didn't go unnoticed by viewers, who took to social media to back her all the way.
Writing on Twitter, one fan said: "@Nigella_Lawson pronunciation of 'microwave' is a highlight of 2020 for me #CookEatRepeat."
Another echoed: "The way @Nigella_Lawson just pronounced 'microwave' is a defining moment of 2020."
A third said: "This made me howl... my kind of humour is mispronouncing words to."
While another chimed: "@Nigella_Lawson's microwave pronunciation has ended me, I LOVE it #CookEatRepeat."
But this isn't the first time Nige has caused a stir - get it?
Earlier this year, fans were divided after the cook shared a recipe based on the ultimate love-or-hate ingredient: Marmite.
In one of her classic recipes, Nigella pairs the controversial (ahem, downright delicious) yeast spread with spaghetti to make a cheap and cheerful pasta dish.
Along with the spaghetti and Marmite, all you need to make the deeply savoury carbfest is a bit of unsalted butter and some grated parmesan - making it a great solution to evenings where you can barely be arsed to cook, let alone run to the shop to buy ingredients.
But while that all sounds like a dream come true for any discerning pasta lover, some fans reacted with nothing but sheer horror to the idea after Nigella shared the recipe on Twitter as part of her #RecipeOfTheDay series.
"So many of you know and love this already, and the rest of you are probably horrified by it: #RecipeOfTheDay is Spaghetti with Marmite," she tweeted.
Never change, Nigella.
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