As Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America, alongside Kamala Harris as Vice President, celebrities and influential figures around the world celebrated on social media. There were emotional posts and there were savage posts. An example of the latter comes from celebrated chef and food writer Nigella Lawson, whose subtle jab at the outgoing president is just *chef’s kiss*.

Like any chef on social media, Nigella loves to share her recipes with her followers. She does it every day, complete with wholesome instructions to find her recipes on her website.

For Inauguration Day, Lawson’s recipe of the day was the – wait for it – Bitter Orange Tart.

“Well yes, Bitter Orange Tart just happens to be #RecipeOfTheDay,” Nigella wrote.

I snorted, I really snorted. She didn’t even need to mention his name.

“Apart from anything else, there are more things to make with Seville oranges than marmalade,” Nigella continued.

“This is not complicated: the base is bashed ginger nuts.”


If you’re keen to make her Bitter Orange Tart, but don’t have any bitter oranges handy, Nigella said you can also use the juice of regular eating oranges and limes. No stress.

There is nothing, nothing, I love more than subtle shade. It’s a bloody art form, tell ya what.

You can find Nigella’s recipe for Bitter Orange Tart, right here.

Before I move on, can we just acknowledge how Nigella doesn’t just drop in a simple “link in bio” at the end of her post? Nope, she opts for a detailed step-by-step guide to help her followers find her recipes. She’s so lovely.

Anywho, Nigella wasn’t the only person who took the opportunity to sass Donald Trump.

Climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg recycled Trump’s mockery of her in a post shared on Inauguration Day.

Thunberg posted an image of Trump boarding Marine One for the very last time along with the caption: “He seems like a very happy old man looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”

The comment was of course a nod to Trump’s own condescending words about Thunberg following her address to the Davos summit last January.

At the time, he tweeted: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”

Unfortunately for Trump, he won’t be able to tweet a response as he has been banned permanently from Twitter.


Happy days.

Image: Getty Images / Don Arnold, Instagram / @nordljus