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Gizzi Erskine: 'Arrggh! Don't call me a domestic cook'

30 March 2013 5:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Food writer Gizzi Erskine on ghoulish movies, diets and why she won't be compared to Nigella

"I hate baking!" says Gizzi Erskine, a trained chef turned food writer and television presenter. She jabs the air with a buttermilk-fried chicken wing for emphasis. "I mean, I don't hate baking, of course, but if I turn on the telly and see another twee girl making cupcakes, I'm going to jump out of the window. It bores me; everything is very safe. You will never see me cooking to camera, really sweet and lovely, because it's just not me. I want to do the boys' stuff."

Erskine, who is 33, has been on the food scene for a few years, but she wonders sometimes if she is a bit "weird" – her word – for the mainstream. She might have a point, too. Before training at Leiths School of Food and Wine in her early20s, »

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