I just can’t see it. I can’t picture Nigella Lawson grabbing a fistful of wet lentils and purring (warning: actual Nigella quote alert!), “Soft, warm and voluptuous — like an 18th-century courtesan’s inner thigh.” But this was the reality for two lonely weeks of culinary trauma, during which Lawson turned away from her traditional fatty, meaty, sugary foods to become a vegan. The 61-year-old celebrity chef, however, recently revealed that after a mere fortnight of veganism, she began to feel “very run down” and suddenly needed eggs. The experiment was over.
I can top that, Nigella. I did a full three weeks before I quit. Although mine, typically, was veganism squared — the removal from my diet of not just animal products, but all foods