2019 Cookbook Festival

The Cookbook Festival returns for a second year of celebrating cookery books in Chiswick 12-15 September with a range of events including chef demonstrations, author talks, food and drink tastings, supper clubs and hands-on workshops.

The line-up of talented chefs includes This Morning TV cook Juliet Sear who will demonstrate botanical baking to give your cakes flower power, Masterchef Champion Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, (Series 13, 2017) and Modern Cheesemaker Morgan McGlynn. Chiswick resident Lindsey Bareham will interview eminent local butcher Rodney Macken, of the Turnham Green Terrace favourite, Macken Brothers. Lindsay will show you what to do for a trio of sausage dishes: feel the sizzle, savour the flavour!

Far flung flavours will be brought to us from Thailand, Iran, Lebanon, India and Italy from Kay Plunkett Hogge, Maryam Sinaiee, John Gregory-Smith, Asma Khan and Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi.

On Friday 13 September you are invited to join the Danish lunch revolution: Trine Hahnemann will host one of her legendary lunches focused around organic sustainability but delivering modern Nordic flavour: 3 courses and a sipping vodka. Too late for lunch? Join us for a sumptuous Ayurvedic Indian banquet by Mira Manek who pours the life-enhancing, energy-boosting principles into divine dishes.

Our local area abounds in talent: TV cook, restauranteur and cookery writer Jo Pratt (The Flexible Pescatarian) will help you put more fish on your dish. All workshops are appropriate for children over the age of 8 accompanied by an adult (with the exception of the knife sharpening class!) Lucinda Miller will show you how to cook with kids and get more of The Good Stuff inside them. But if you love a biscuit, you must love a super-sized biscuit! Hattie Cufflin returns to show you how to make a MEGA jammy dodger.

Incredibly, all the chefs are donating their time as all the proceeds of the Cookbook Festival go to charity. The Felix Project has been added this year as the food charity. The Cookbook Festival is run alongside the Chiswick Book Festival and donates to the same charities. Tickets to the Cookbook Festival start at £8 and all the information can be found on the website.

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See also: Profile of Cookbook Festival co-founder and organiser, Lucy Cufflin

See also: Profile of Cookbook Festival co-founder and organiser, Jo Pratt