Nigella Lawson said her life "tastes pretty good" after a tumultuous two years which resulted in a high-profile court appearance and the breakdown of her marriage.
The celebrity chef is due to release her tenth book, Simply Nigella, next month - and says it carries a simple message.
The 55-year-old told the Mail on Sunday's You magazine: "My books have always been snapshots of where I am at the time.
"So this is what Simply Nigella says, and it is an aptly simple message: 'Here's where I am; here is my food: this is what my life tastes like right now.'
"And it's tasting pretty good to me."
Ms Lawson found herself in the media spotlight for the wrong reasons two years ago when photographs were published of then-husband Charles Saatchi holding her by the throat during an argument at Scott's restaurant in Mayfair.
Then, during the trial of her personal assistants, the self-styled domestic goddess admitted taking cocaine.
Her disclosures in court meant she was later prevented from boarding a flight to the US while a visa issue was resolved, while it was announced this spring that her cooking show The Taste, on which Ms Lawson was a judge, had been axed.
Describing the contents of her latest book, Ms Lawson said: "The one thing I don't do is eat food that people perceive to be 'healthy' to be good, and allow myself indulgences as a reward: I choose the food my body needs, as the occasion demands, and everything must be equally pleasurable."