Top 5 food events at the Edinburgh Book Festival

There’s nothing like a book event to get your tummy rumbling. Here is a clutch of goings-on to leave you satisfied

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This article is from 2009.

Top 5 food events at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Tom Kitchin Sue Lawrence Tom Parker Bowles Anna Del Conte Fascinating Food Facts with Michael Cox

Tom Kitchin
The Michelin-starred, all-too aptly-named chef must feel like the cat who nabbed the cream as he launches his first cookbook From Nature to Plate.
17 Aug, 2.30pm, £9 (£7)

Sue Lawrence
The 1991 victor of Masterchef has produced a book which has some very famous Scottish folk discussing their eating habits. The likes of Gordon Brown, Sharleen Spiteri and Midge Ure are among those spilling the beans.
15 Aug, 3.30pm, £9 (£7)

Tom Parker Bowles
In The Year of Eating Dangerously, Prince Charles’ stepson went travelling to different countries across the globe in search of outlandish food. From Korea to Spain, the hunt for bizarre scran proved to be an occasionally hearty, often stomach-churning voyage.
17 Aug, noon, £9 (£7)

Anna Del Conte
She once advised Jamie Oliver to use a different pan when cooking his pasta (tall and thin-bottomed) and has little truck for the cult of the celebrity chef. Still, they seem to like her, as Delia Smith can’t get enough of her writing on Italian cuisine.
17 Aug, 8.30pm, £9 (£7)

Fascinating Food Facts with Michael Cox
Not sure whether it’s better to visit this one on a full or empty stomach as we discover the rather odd eating habits of the ancient European civilisations. Gulp.
17 Aug, 1.30pm, £4

This article is from 2009.

Anna Del Conte

THE VALVONA & CROLLA EVENT An enchanting hour with the doyenne of Italian food writers as she looks back over her life and talks about the dishes which have inspired her. Anna Del Conte was born in Milan and came to London in 1949 to learn English. In 1975 her first book, Portrait of Pasta, was published to acclaim…

Fascinating Food Facts with Michael Cox

Children's event: AGE 7 - 11 Disgusting digestion, miraculous meals and tasty trivia are all on the menu with Michael Cox. Did you know that starving Parisians ate their horses, dogs and even the zoo's kangaroo during the Franco-Prussian war? Or that carrots were naturally purple until the Dutch bred them to be orange?

Sue Lawrence

THE TOWNHOUSE COLLECTION EVENT Mum's Cullen Skink, Aunt Sheila's gingerbread, rhubarb dipped in sugar... Join leading food writer Sue Lawrence for an hour of pure food nostalgia as she launches her latest book. Taste Ye Back features interviews with prominent Scots talking about their childhoods, and the strong bonds…

Tom Kitchin

THE EDINBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT Tom Kitchin is one of the UK's most exciting young chefs and we are thrilled to be launching the first book of the Edinburgh culinary star. From Nature to Plate captures his story from trainee to Michelin-star chef while taking us through the seasons and some of his favourite…

Tom Parker Bowles

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE Join the popular food critic and writer as he tells the story of the British through our love affair with food. With his customary blend of curiosity, humour and wisdom, Tom Parker Bowles travels the country meeting the weird and wonderful people and dishes which make up our culinary heritage.

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