Food Season

Food Season

Unleash your inner gourmet and intellectual hunger

Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson, Nadiya Hussain, Yotam Ottolenghi, Grace Dent, Jay Rayner and Jack Monroe are just some of the tasty names joining our second Food Season of events, inspired by the Library’s extensive food-related collections.

Learn how writers capture the sensuality of food in fiction, explore the latest innovations in food, trace the evolution of kitchen design, and much more across two months of talks, tastings and workshops.

Take your pick from our menu of events below.

Food Season supported by KitchenAid

KitchenAid

Series events

Cookbook design
Talks and Discussions

Cookbook Design that Changed the Way We Eat

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Julia Childs
Talks and Discussions

Cookery Writers as National Treasures

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Composite of guests (Left to Right: Tim Spector, Bee Wilson, Yotam Ottolenghi)
Talks and Discussions

Taste: How Does It Work?

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Manuscript cookbooks
Talks and Discussions

The Secrets of Manuscript Cookbooks

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30 April The Kitchen Cabinet Live at the Food Season
Talks and Discussions

BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet at the Food Season

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Thinking outside the pots
Talks and Discussions

Thinking Outside The Pots

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10 May Women Cheesemakers Past Present and Future
Talks and Discussions

Women Cheesemakers: Past, Present, Future

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Every day plastic
Talks and Discussions

Unwrapping the Packaging Problem

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How to make the perfect
Talks and Discussions

How To Cook The Perfect...Home Cook

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Nadiya and Sara
Talks and Discussions

Nadiya Hussain and Sara Cox in Conversation

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Cake Decorating with Le Cordon Bleu
Workshop

Cake Decorating with Le Cordon Bleu

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Cake Decorating with Le Cordon Bleu
Workshop

Cake Decorating with Le Cordon Bleu

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Cake Decorating with Le Cordon Bleu
Workshop

Cake Decorating with Le Cordon Bleu

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Rowley Leigh
Talks and Discussions

The Evolution of the Kitchen

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20 May Wiki Food and Mostly Women
Workshop

Wiki-Food and Mostly Women

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how to write a cookbook
Talks and Discussions

How To Write A Cookbook

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21 May Cheers to Beer
Special Event

Cheers To Beer: Talk and Tasting with Jane Peyton

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Talks and Discussions

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Recipes for Success

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Food Music
Special Event

Food Music: The Ultimate Taste Test

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23 May Planted Chantelle Nicholson
Special Event

Planted: Chantelle Nicholson

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Cookery books
Course

History of Cookery Books

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Geetie Singh-Watson
Talks and Discussions

How to Farm (and Eat) for a Better World

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