Nigella Lawson

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Tickets start at $25.

Individual Tickets

Moderated by Jenny Vergara, food critic and co-host of “Hungry for MO.”
Pre-show dinner at 6:30 p.m.


Marvel in this conversation and Q & A with Nigella Lawson as she recounts the people, food and recipes that have shaped her unique career and life.


Nigella Lawson is an internationally renowned food writer and TV cook whose successful television programs have made her a household name around the world. She read Medieval and Modern Languages at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She went on to become Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times in London at the age of 26, followed by a successful career as a critic and op-ed columnist, writing for a range of newspapers, including The Times and The Guardian.

In 1998, she published her first cookbook, “How to Eat, The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food.” She now has 12 bestselling books to her name, including her latest, “Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes and Stories.” Her books have sold over 12 million copies worldwide. 

Her first TV series, “Nigella Bites,” aired in 2000, followed by a string of successful series broadcast in the U.K., U.S., Australia and beyond. Lawson was a judge on the three seasons of “The Taste,” which broadcast in the U.K. and U.S. in 2013 and 2014. She has made several appearances on “MasterChef Australia.”

Lawson was voted author of the year at the 2001 British Book Awards (Nibbies) and Best Food Personality in 2014 at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. She lives in London.

About the moderator

Jenny VergaraJenny Vergara is a culinary marketer, a professional storyteller and the hostess with the most. Her goal? To make you hungry.

She has curated a career centered around the food scene in Kansas City through her consulting company, Foodie, LLC.

For the last eight years, Vergara has been the Contributing Editor for FEAST Magazine in Kansas City; she started her food writing career with her blog, “The Making of a Foodie.” 

Vergara is also the founder of Kansas City's first underground supper club, The Test Kitchen, which includes chapters in Missouri and Oklahoma and has celebrated 15 years in both markets. Her tribe of faithful followers is over 10,000 strong. 

She is also the co-host for “Hungry for MO,” a podcast about the history of the foods from the state of Missouri, produced by Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, KCUR 89.3 FM Studios, with help from the Missouri Humanities Council.

Pre-show Dinner Available

6:30 p.m., November 19, 2022

$42/person

Dinner is presented by JCCC Catering, and Nigella will not be in attendance.

Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce
Spice oil Grilled Squash and Zucchini
Fall Panzanella Salad
Flourless Chocolate Torte

*Vegetarian entree available. Please select that option when purchasing.