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Voice in Cookery Writing: Nigella Lawson, Ella Risbridger and Bee Wilson


How do you tell the story of a recipe?

A recipe is so much more than a set of instructions; it is a story, an experience waiting to happen.

We explore the role of voice, narrative and storytelling in cookery books with three fantastic food writers.

This event will have live speech-to-text interpretation.

Nigella Lawson read Medieval and Modern Languages at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and went on to become Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times at the age of 26, followed by a successful career as a freelance columnist and journalist, writing for a range of magazines and newspapers. In 1998 she wrote her first cookbook, How To Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food, and now has 11 bestselling books to her name. These books, and her television series, have made her a household name around the world.

Ella Risbridger is a 26-year-old London based journalist and poet. She has written for the Guardian, Prospect, The Pool, Grazia, Stylist and The i. Midnight Chicken is Ella’s debut and is a cookbook to make you fall in love with the world again: what it means to share a meal, the simple pleasure in cooking for yourself and how, sometimes, food can help you through even the darkest moments in life.

Bee Wilson is a food writer, historian and school food campaigner. She is the author of 6 books on food related subjects including The Way We Eat Now: Strategies for Eating in a World of Change, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat and Consider the Fork. She writes about food and other subjects for a wide range of publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and The London Review of Books. She was named Fortnum and Mason food writer of the year in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is the chair of TastEd, a new organisation offering sensory food education for children in U.K. schools as a way to help this generation build a wider palate, especially for fruits and vegetables and a healthier relationship with food.

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Images: Nigella Lawson by Debra Hurford Brown and Ella Risbridger by Gavin Day.

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