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  • Date and time: Thursday 23 June 2022, 6pm to 7pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join food writers Felicity Cloake, award-winning author of the Guardian’s long-running How to Cook the Perfect column, and Samuel Goldsmith, food copy editor at BBC Good Food, to find out what it’s like to write and test recipes for a living, how to develop a good recipe, and what the future of food writing might look like.

From baking banana bread to budget recipes - hear about the changing trends in the food industry, and discover how the past two years in particular have not only changed how we live, but also what we cook and eat.

Come along for an exciting discussion with Q&A that will make you look at your favourite recipes in a new light.

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.


About the speakers

Felicity Cloake is the award-winning author of the Guardian’s long-running How to Cook the Perfect column as well as six books, the most recent of which, One More Croissant for the Road, was shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason food book of the year award. Her next book, Red Sauce Brown Sauce: A British Breakfast Odyssey is out in June, published by Mudlark. She is a big fan of Betty’s pikelets.

Connect with Felicity online:

Felicity’s Instagram

Felicity’s Twitter

Samuel Goldsmith has over 10 years experience working in the food and drink industry as an editor, writer, educator and cook. He has written features and recipes, developed recipes, and styled shoots for national and international publications. Samuel is currently the Food Copy Editor across the Food Group at Immediate Media, working across BBC Good Food, olive and Easy Cook. His recipes appear in print and online for BBC Good Food. Prior to this, he was Food Editor and subsequently Acting Food Director for the Life & Style and Homes portfolios at Future Publishing. He worked on titles such as woman&home, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home and Country Homes & Interiors.

Connect with Samuel online:

Samuel’s Instagram

Samuel’s Twitter


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