Visit Speakers’ Corner, our dedicated literary venue, to hear some of the most celebrated food-and-drink writers discuss their latest work. Join presenter Katrina Ridley as she quizzes cookbook authors and food writers such as Asma Khan, Ben Tish and John Gregory-Smith about their culinary passions and the books that made their names.

Entry to Speakers’ Corner is free and booking isn’t required, but seating is limited so make sure you arrive early to avoid missing out.     

*Timetable and details subject to change.

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10:45
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    30 mins
    Salt & TimeFollowing the success of her recent book on the food and culture of Siberia, Salt & Time, Alissa will be talking to us about the joys of Russian food
11:45
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    30 mins
    Theo MichaelsThe former MasterChef finalist will be discussing his latest book, Orexi!, and his love of Greek and Cypriot food
13:45
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    30 mins
    Ben TishAn acclaimed chef turned cookbook author, Ben will be discussing his most recent book, Moorish.
14:45
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    30 mins
    Tommy BarnesJoin Tommy as he reflects on his breakout book, which tells the tale of his quest to brew British beer in France
16:15
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    30 mins
    Atsuko IkedaThe founder of a Japanese cookery school in London, Atsuko will be discussing her passion for her native cuisine, as well as her new book.
10:45
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    30 mins
    Fiona DunlopFiona will be discussing her passion for the cuisine of Spain, a country she returns to 
    with her latest book.
11:45
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    Kay PlunkettKay’s new book seeks to demystify the cuisine she grew up with in Bangkok. Join her as she shares her lifelong love of Thai cooking
12:45
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    30 mins
    Asma KhanThe British chef and founder of acclaimed London restaurant Darjeeling Express will be chatting about her debut cookbook and the joys of Indian food
13:30
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    30 mins
    John Gregory SmithThe chef and food writer will be sharing his passion for Middle Eastern and North African cuisine
14:30
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    30 mins
    Caroline Rimbert CraigJoin Caroline as she explains how to cook in the Provencal style, and why she loves the food of Southern France.

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