Nigella Lawson, Heston Blumenthal and Yotam Ottolenghi are just some of the names featuring in The British Library’s Food Season: a series of talks, workshops and tastings inspired by the library’s extensive food-related collections. Topics such as the narrative of cookery books, food inequality and the sensuality of food will be discussed by the stellar line up of chefs, with highlights including:
Polly Russell, Curator for Contemporary Politics and Public Life at the British Library curator and food historian, said: “Whether it is handwritten manuscripts of printed cookery books, letters and diaries revealing the intimate details of eating habits or in-depth oral histories of food producers, food is present in the British Library’s collections and I am thrilled the Library will be hosting its second Food Season this spring. With such a range of topics and such wonderful speakers it is incredibly hard, impossible even, to decide what I’m most excited about this year but – with my historian’s hat on – the evolution of the kitchen and the discussion of cookbook design are a big draw.”
British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
1 April – 31 May 2019
Tickets from £12, book via bl.uk – priority booking is available to members from 1 March and tickets will be on general sale from 8 March.