We have an ever-increasing hunger for cookery books, TV shows and blogs, yet what is it that makes food writing so popular? Join Cook the Books for a lively panel discussion on food writing beyond the recipe with members of the Guild of Food Writers, Hattie Ellis, Kerstin Rodgers and Josh Sutton. We will be asking why food is such a powerful means to communicate and connect with people: from the sharing of a dish, to the expression of an idea.
Hattie Ellis is an award-winning author of many books, including Lidgate's: The Meat Cookbook (2016), The One Pot Cook (2015), Spoonfuls of Honey (2014) and What To Eat: 10 Chewy Questions About Food (2013)
Kerstin Rodgers is an award-winning blogger and pioneer of the UK supper club scene. She is author of V is for Vegan (2015), Get Started in Food Writing (2015), Ms Marmite Lover's Secret Tea Party (2014) and Supper Club: Recipes and Notes from the Underground Restaurant (2011)
Josh Sutton aka The Guyrope Gourmet is a food and travel writer and illustrator. He is author of Food Worth Fighting For: From Food Riots to Food Banks (2016) and Guyrope Gourmet: a Camping Cookbook (2013)
Chloë King is a food columnist, illustrator and a trustee of Lewes Octoberfeast. Her book club Cook the Books has been meeting monthly above the Lewes Arms since April 2016.