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After too long a respite, Miss Nigella Lawson has returned to American television.  This time around, the show follows her most recent book, “Nigella Feasts” (a thick and gorgeous edition published by Hyperion in the U.S.).  As the season of comfort food and family dinners rolls in, this show (like the book before it), is the perfect guide.  Her kitchen has changed, and the show feels a bit more staged than in previous seasons, but perhaps that’s just because we haven’t seen her little ones chasing each other around the kitchen table yet.  Perhaps we won’t see as much of her personal life this time.  In any event, she still has plenty of charm and sass, and a pantry that would impress any lover of good food and a proper kitchen.  The Food Network has put together a fine roster of personable, talented and fun cooks in the past couple years.  I, for one, am thrilled that Nigella now stands alongside them.  I won’t be making any weekend plans as long as I’ve got my Food Network.