Appetite: With Laura Freeman, Yasmin Khan and Anthony Warner

Yasmin Khan for Appetite event at the British Library

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Aside from the need to stay alive, why do we eat?

Save your appetites for this exploration of what it means to be hungry, and why we eat the things we do with our panel, including best-selling and award-winning author, campaigner and cook Yasmin Khan, professional chef, blogger and food myth-buster Anthony Warner, and Laura Freeman, author of The Reading Cure. Chaired by BBC’s Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon.

Sheila Dillon has been a food journalist for almost three decades, beginning work as an editor and writer at the New York based magazine, Food Monitor. For 20 years she has worked on the BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. Her investigative work has won many awards including the Glaxo Science Prize, Caroline Walker award and several Glenfiddich Awards, most recently for her documentary on the history of the American meat industry.

Laura Freeman is a freelance writer and critic and writes for the Spectator, The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, TLS, Evening Standard, Slightly Foxed and Standpoint. She was shortlisted for Features Writer of the Year at the 2014 British Press Awards and is author of The Reading Cure: How books restored my appetite.

Yasmin Khan is a best-selling and award-winning author, campaigner and cook who is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food. Her debut book, The Saffron Tales explored her culinary adventures through Iran and was named by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and BBC Radio 4 Food Programme as one of the best cookbooks of 2016. Prior to working in food, Khan was a human rights campaigner for a decade, running national and international campaigns for NGOS and grassroots groups on poverty and human rights.

Anthony Warner is a professional chef and writer. His book, The Angry Chef, based on his hugely popular blog is just out in paperback. A regular contributor to New Scientist and The Pool, his articles and blogs have been featured in The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and other publications. In 2017, he was named on the Telegraph's Food Power List of tastemakers changing the way we eat and drink. 

Image: Yasmin Khan © Matt Russell

Please note that Ruby Tandoh will no longer be appearing at this event


Name: Appetite: With Laura Freeman, Yasmin Khan and Anthony Warner
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £8.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
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