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Sohie Dahl to make a new Cookery Show

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Coming soon, the TV Series

Coming soon, the TV Series

It was revealed today that the Model and Authoress, Sohie Dahl, is to make a cookery show.  Move over Nigella.

There is clearly no end to the lady’s talents.  She produced a book last year called ‘Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights’ which made strong sales, competing against Gordon Ramsey and Marco Pierre White.  Now Jamie Oliver’s production company want to make a programme with her.  Well, who wouldn’t?

Sophie is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, the children’s author.  She featured in his book ‘the BFG’, as the little girl, the Big Friendly Giant of the title being Roald himself.

Sophie started out as a model in the mid ninties after being discovered by a neighbour, Vogue stylist, Isabella Blow, while sobbing on the doorstep after an argument with her mum.  She was far removed from the other models of the day.  While the star of the time was the willowey Kate Moss, Sophie was deliciously curvy and decidedly cherubic.

In her early days Sophie was much curvier

In her early days Sophie was much curvier

She had round rosy cheeks and blonde hair, large breasts and a noticable behind.  Furthermore she seemed, according to Toby Young, oblivious to the effects she had on the men around her.  He described her as a sweet girl and a hopeless, soppy romantic.

This poster caused a lot of controversy

This poster caused a lot of controversy

She shot to fame after she featured on a short lived billboard campaign for Opium perfume.  It caused a few traffic accidents and was pulled the same week.  Had they made the posters smaller I am sure they would have ended up on a few bedroom walls, namely mine.  Actually, they slipped up there.

Sophie's book 2

She took a few small acting jobs while she began her writing career.  Coming from a well known literary pedigree, she had no trouble finding a publisher.  Her first books were ‘The Man with the Dancing Eyes’, based loosely on her relationship with Mick Jagger.  I know, it broke my heart too.  Yuck.  She is now engaged to piano hobbit Jamie Cullam.  Have you seen this guy?  Why, Sophie, why??  Double yuck.

Sophie's book 3

Her second book was ‘Playing with the Adults’ was another story based on personal experiences, this time her tempestuous relationship with her mother.  I read a small extract and it reminded me of my mother and sister’s relationship so much.

But her first cookery book was a huge success, recounting her easy relationship with food and her childhood memories of it.  I sense she gets a lot of comfort from it, which is a good thing.  I hope she can undo some of the damage caused by the fad diets of Cosmopolitan and Closer.

Her series is scheduled to start in summer 2010.  Can she outdo Nigella’s huskiness?  Let us pray..

I just can't get enough of that gorgeous smile

I just can't get enough of that gorgeous smile


Written by Nick Gilmartin

July 15, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Posted in TV

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