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Borough Talks - Read, cook, live: the ingredients of a cookbook
Tue 4 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Read, cook, live: the ingredients of a cookbook
What makes a good cookbook? What inspires us to pick one up and use it as a guide for one of life’s most important functions: feeding ourselves? Are there some books whose pleasures lie less in the cooking and more in the reading? And how are publishers adapting to the digital revolution? Our panel of enthusiastic bibliophiles will offer a variety of perspectives on the past, present and future of cookbooks.
Award-winning food writer best known for her weekly ‘How to cook the perfect…’ column in the Guardian, which assesses how different cookbooks approach a single dish. Her latest book is The A-Z of Eating – A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook.
Publishing director at Octopus Publishing Group, creating distinctive books in her favourite category: food & drink. Books include Sirocco by Sabrina Ghayour, Richard H Turner’s Prime and Mamushka by Olia Hercules.
Founder of Brindisa—Borough Market’s highly influential Spanish food emporium—and its stable of delicatessens and restaurants. Author of Brindisa: The True Food of Spain- a celebration of Spain, its food and its people.
Dr Peter Ross
Principal librarian at Guildhall Library, which holds the largest food-related collection in the UK including the personal collections of Andre Simon, Elizabeth David, Arabella Boxer and the Guild of Food Writers.
Food writer and historian who specialises in the traditions, heritage and regionality of British food. Vice-chair of the Guild of Food Writers and regular host of Borough Market’s Cookbook Club.
The event takes place in the main trading space of Three Crown Square. Come to the art deco entrance on Borough High Street.
Each debate lasts for around an hour, including plenty of time set aside at the end for questions and comments from the audience. The debate will continue on Twitter #BoroughTalks.
After the Talks, ticketholders are invited to enjoy a superb spread of food and drink from Borough Market’s traders, all included in the price of a ticket, mingle with panellists and purchase a selection of relevant books and merchandise.
Gates open at 6.45pm.
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