University of Leeds
Jenny Lawson is a performance maker and a doctoral researcher currently based in Leeds UK. Her practice is concerned with women, food, autobiography and domesticity. Based in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, her practice-as-research PhD investigates how performance practice can articulate the implications of popular cultural food performances for women and their relationship to food and the domestic. Her solo work has explored cakes and baking and the spaces of the kitchen and the dinner table. She is currently developing a trilogy of works that address processes of making food, eating food and watching food in contemporary culture.
ArticlesAt the end of the episode “Crowd Pleasers,” from her television series Nigella Feasts, we see British food writer and television cook Nigella Lawson in her nightgown opening her fridge in the dark. The fridge light reveals the remnant dishes of chili con carne that she prepared earlier on in the programme. She scoops up a dollop of soured cream and chili onto a spoon and shovels it...Read more