Those wily executives at Food Network know exactly what they're doing. By bringing British cook Nigella Lawson on board as a television personality, they undoubtedly reeled in an audience of men who enjoy the double threat of a beautiful woman and good cooking. The exotic accent doesn't hurt, either.
Lawson, who has also appeared on the Style Network, Cooking Channel and E!, has authored eight cooking-centered books, selling more than 6 million copies worldwide. Lawson's success is even more amazing considering the fact that she never attended culinary school. In fact, she graduated from Oxford University in 1979 with a degree in Medieval and Modern Languages. Eventually, her career as a journalist led to a position as a food editor at British Vogue, which launched her career as a publicly acclaimed author and foodie.