Cookbook events split from Chiswick Book Festival

The Cookbook Festival, after two years working alongside the Chiswick Book Festival, will not be a part of the Book Festival this year over the 11 – 14 September weekend. Instead they will develop their supper clubs and workshops throughout the year.

Publicist for the Cookbook Festival Donna Freed said: “After two years under their wing, we’re now ready to fly on our own. We will continue with our schedule of supper clubs celebrating cookbook authors and fantastic food, as well as workshops, book launches and other unique and entertaining events”.

Torin Douglas, director of the Chiswick Book Festival, said: “We are delighted to have helped the Cookbook Festival establish itself in Chiswick and grow to a position where it can now go it alone. Lucy Cufflin and her team run fantastic events in an area that loves its food, and we will continue to work with them, promoting their supper clubs and other exciting activities. We are very grateful for their energy and enthusiasm, which has extended awareness of the Chiswick Book Festival to a new audience, and for helping us raise even more money for our charities.”

Cookbook Festival founder, Lucy Cufflin said: “We are looking forward to unveiling what comes next for the Cookbook Festival; we have big plans so please stay tuned.”

Their next event will be a supper club with award-winning cookbook and travel author Eleanor Ford, with a menu from her book Fire Islands offering recipes from Indonesia. News of their rolling programme of events will appear on their website: www.cookbookfestival.org