Tom Kerridge in Conversation

  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join the Michelin-starred chef, bestselling author and BBC presenter in conversation with Gilly Smith.

Tom talks about his life and career and his quest to get fit and lose weight without compromising in the kitchen. In programmes like Saturday Kitchen and Food Detectives, Tom Kerridge has earned a reputation for being more than an uncompromising chef whose brilliance has won him a hoard of Michelin stars; he’s also a hugely imaginative, relatable and charismatic host with a wealth of great stories to tell. His home-cooked recipes for British classics, international dishes and family favourites are generous, flavour-packed and nutritious while still lower in calories. Tom Kerridge worked as a chef in restaurants across Britain before deciding to set out on his own and take over a rundown pub in the quiet Buckinghamshire town of Marlow. He opened The Hand & Flowers with his wife Beth in 2005, and it went on to become the first (and only) pub in the world to acquire two Michelin stars. In 2014 he opened a second pub in Marlow, The Coach, which was followed by The Butcher’s Tap. Most recently, he and his core team launched Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, which is housed in Corinthia London. His books include the bestselling Proper Pub Food, Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes, Tom’s Table, Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet, Lose Weight for Good and Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start and Lose Weight & Get Fit. Gilly Smith is the presenter and producer of Leon’s How to Eat to Save the Planet, the delicious. podcast and her own Cooking the Books podcast. She has worked in food for nearly 30 years, starting as a reviewer with Nigel Barden at BBC GLR in the early 90s. A researcher on Channel Four's first series on the stories behind food, Food File, she wrote The Mediterranean Health Diet: How to Lose Weight and Live Longer in 1992 with the series producer, Rowena Goldman after the success of their episode on the world's healthiest diet. She has written biographies of Jamie Oliver (The Man, the Food, the Revolution, 2006 and 2008) and Nigella Lawson (2005) and wrote about the development of food cultures in Australia in conversation with its immigrant chefs (New Food from the New World, 1998). She explored narratives in food and identity and the power of storytelling in her academic publications: Nigellissima: a study of glamour, performativity and embodiment and Barthes on Jamie: Myth and the TV Revolutionary. Her book Taste and the TV Chef; how storytelling can save the planet is published by Intellect in September 2020. Image copyright: Cristian Barnett. Food Season supported by

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2020-04-06 19:00 2020-04-06 19:00 Europe/London Tom Kerridge in Conversation Join the Michelin-starred chef, bestselling author and BBC presenter in conversation with Gilly Smith. The British Library,96 Euston Road, London,London,London

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