Food Season at The British Library

Until June 2018

The Food Season, a series of talks and discussions about our favourite topic, is currently happening at The British Library. The talks have been curated by British Library curator Polly Russell and feature a stellar line up of Michelin-starred chefs, food writers, food campaigners and producers.

The series begins with a discussion about food writing from three top writers: the wonderful Claudia Roden, author of what are arguably some of the best cookery books ever written including The Book of Jewish Food. Columnist and critic for the Financial Times Tim Hayward joins her along with Sumayya Usmani, a Pakistani born food writer, broadcaster and cookery teacher who quit a career in The City to forge a career in food writing. A great decision, we think…

Cookbook art will be among the topics discussed. Photo: British Library Board. 

Future talks come from other food and drink world heavyweights including Fuschia Dunlop on Chinese food; Victoria Moore on wine and Samin Nosrat on her book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat – another must-own tome.

In fact, there isn’t a single talk here we wouldn’t want to go along to. Why not check one out and feed your mind as well as your body?

The Food Season runs until June at The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB.