Lunchtime Legends: Jill Norman with Rosie Sykes

Jill Norman with Rosie Sykes

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Culinary legends meet contemporary chefs whose work they have inspired.

This is a free online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.

Chefs recreate their favourite dish, while reflecting on the shared language of food, friendship and the legacy that cooks and food writers can offer generations following in their footsteps.

In this edition meet publisher and food-writer Jill Norman who as an editor, nurtured the careers of luminaries such as Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson. She discusses their work and legacies with chef Rosie Sykes, and together they cook Provençal pork with prunes and leeks.

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Jill Norman is an award-winning editor, publisher and author of books on food. Her culinary career began when she created the food and wine list for Penguin Books with authors like Elizabeth David, Jane Grigson, Claudia Roden, Julia Child, Alan Davidson and Richard Olney. This process led to travels in pursuit of food and drink, and becoming acknowledged as an international authority on herbs and spices, their origins and uses. Her books on food and cooking have been widely translated and won awards in many countries.

Rosie Sykes is a chef, writer and consultant. She has worked with some of the leading names in British food including Joyce Molyneux, Shaun Hill, Alastair Little, Delia Smith and Margot Henderson. She had her own pub in Clerkenwell, London and has helped establish kitchens for many other restaurants, delis and hotels nationwide. Her books include The Kitchen Revolution with Polly Russell and Zoe Heron (2008), The Sunday Night Book (2017) and Roasting Pan Suppers, commissioned by The National Trust (2020). During lockdown, Rosie cooked meals for 200 financially vulnerable people every week and supported A&E consultants with weekly food parcels.

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Name: Lunchtime Legends: Jill Norman with Rosie Sykes
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546