29 Dec '13, 5am

We never saw her make a mince pie, said Nigella Lawson's former assistants. "Caterers sometimes came in to do the...

We never saw her make a mince pie, said Nigella Lawson's former assistants. "Caterers sometimes came in to do the...

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson's festive celebrations are a far cry from what is shown on screen, her former assistants have claimed. They said she relied on caterers, hired a team to decorate her Christmas tree and never cooked festive foods such as mince pies, UK's Daily Mail reported. Ms Francesca Grillo, 35, and her sister Ms Elisabetta Grillo, 41, made the claims a week after they were cleared of a £695,000 (S$1.4 million) credit card fraud against their former employers. The Grillos say the chef only cooked a Christmas pudding once and they never saw her prepare mince pies or Yule logs. They claim that Ms Lawson, 53, had a tree delivered and her team was asked to decorate it. They said the chef occasionally hired caterers and, for the past few years, the family went to the gallery of her former husband, advertising tycoon Charles Saatchi, 70, for their meal on Decembe...

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