Book Readings

La Vita é Dolce: Letitia Clarke

Letitia Clarke’s second book is La Vitaè Dolce. She read two extracts from it for Talking of Food.

Letitia Clarke: Bitter Honey

Chef, artist and food-writer Letitia Clarke reads an extract from her first book Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from the Island of Sardinia.

Patience Gray: Honey from a Weed

Honey from a Weed is a passionate record of the life of Patience Gray with her sculptor husband in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia. Avena Mansergh-Wallace reads three extracts for us.

Mrs Cromwell's Cookbook

Mrs Cromwell's Cookbook was published in 1664, long after the "Commonwealth" under Oliver Cromwell, with an intention to discredit the Cromwells as having been unsuited to run the country.

One more croissant for the road

Felicity Cloake is an award-winning journalist and author specialising in food and drink, probably best known for her weekly column in the Guardian, How to make the Perfect… In One More Croissant for the Road, her first book to combine food and travel, Felicity crosses the channel for a culinary adventure.

Birgitte Kampmann: My American Kitchen Notes

Birgitte Kampmann is a classically-trained chef. She spent many years in the U.S.A., later becoming the chef at the American Embassy in Copenhagen. In My American Kitchen Notes, she gives many of the recipes she cooked at the Embassy, along with anecdotes about her experiences and her perceptions of America and American food,

Squirrel Pie (and other stories) is the latest in a long list of highly acclaimed publications by artist, journalist and food writer, Elisabeth Luard. Subtitled Adventures in Food Across the Globe, this is indeed an exciting and entertaining journey through forests, over islands and rivers and into deserts, revealing how terrain influences the food we eat as she shares tales and dishes gathered on her travels.

Adam Gopnik's The Table Comes First is a witty meditation on life and food. It is subtitled Family, France and the Meaning of Food. Jesse Thompson reads two extracts from the book.