Vittles Live at the Food Season

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Rethinking food writing.

This event takes place at the British Library.

Vittles online newsletter launched in March 2020 and has since become one of the most significant, exciting, innovative and broad-reaching platforms in the food world. 

Its founder and editor Jonathan Nunn brings Vittles live to the season for the first time to ask: what exactly is British food writing? How is it unique to these shores and what makes it distinct from other Anglophone writing?

He is joined by Lucy Dearlove, Angela Hui, Yvonne Maxwell and Pen Vogler

Lucy Dearlove is an audio producer and writer. She started the award-winning documentary food podcast Lecker in 2016 and has produced radio and podcasts about food, music, history and culture for the likes of the BBC, the Guardian and Historic England.

Angela Hui is an award-winning journalist, editor and author of Takeaway: Stories from a Childhood Behind the Counter. Her work has been published in gal-dem, HuffPost, Independent, Lonely Planet, Refinery29 and Vice, among others. She is currently the Food and Drink writer at Time Out London.

Yvonne Maxwell is a Saint Lucian-Nigerian documentary photographer and writer whose work covers stories on migration, social justice, culture, food and identity of the Black communities within the UK and across the wider Black Diaspora.

Jonathan Nunn is an award-winning food and city writer from London. He founded Vittles, a food and culture newsletter, in March 2020. It has since become a major player in the food writing scene, discovering new talent and attracting existing writers who have won awards for their work on Vittles. Jonathan has also written for The Guardian, Eater and 1843 Magazine.

Pen Vogler is a food historian who has cooked and eaten her way through 'British' food from Roman times to today. Her recent book Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain was a Sunday Times bestseller and she has also written books on food in the life and works of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

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Name: Vittles Live at the Food Season
Where: British Library St Pancras
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546

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