After sharing the controversial dish to social media, Nigella asked Italians "not to shout at her".
Nigella is known for her delicious, approachable yet gourmet recipes. Recently, the Domestic Goddess risked offending foodies around the world, when she shared her spaghetti with Marmite.
Posting to Instagram, she wrote: “So many of you know and love this already, and the rest of you are probably horrified by it: #RecipeOfTheDay is Spaghetti with Marmite.
Not forgetting us Down Under home cooks, she also offered an Aussie alternative: “Australians may obviously use vegemite. And Italians, don’t shout at me: this comes via the great Anna del Conte!”
Sharing the recipe to LifeStyle.com.au, Nigella further explained the origin of the unusual dish: "I came across this recipe in Anna Del Conte’s memoirs, Risotto with Nettles. I haven’t as yet found a child who doesn’t like it," she wrote.
The British celeb chef's Instagram post racked up over 25,000 likes, but responses to the divisive dish were extremely mixed. While some agreed it was an unexpected delight, other's were unconvinced.
One person wrote: “We LOVE this in our house. Perfect lazy tea after a long day of work and school!”
“This recipe changed my life. I’ve never tasted anything so fabulous! Also a great hangover cure," another commented.
A third said: “This sounds really nice!! Never thought of Marmite in pasta before!”
“Yes!! I have been eating this deliciousness my entire life, I love that you've posted this! It's tangy, its carby, its lush,” another fan wrote.
Other commenters were disgusted by the idea of putting Marmite on pasta, one asking: “What the...? An abomination.”
Australians were equally upset by the mixture.
“I’m horrified. And I am an Aussie,” wrote one of Nigella's Aussie followers.
Another added: “I am absolutely appalled, Nigella! Vegemite on buttered toast is divine but with pasta..."
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