Martin Hall Theatre, Martin Hall Building
Dr Joan Fitzpatrick, Senior Lecturer in English in discussion with writer and Masterchef judge William Sitwell around the history of food and food in literature.
William Sitwell is one of Britain’s foremost food writers and is a multi-award-winning writer, editor, critic, TV and radio presenter.
He has been editor of Waitrose Food for 16 years, writes for wide variety of newspapers and magazines and he is a long-standing critic on the BBC show MasterChef. His regular show Biting Talk, on Soho Radio, is the UK’s liveliest food and drink radio shows. He authored the critically acclaimed classic A History of Food in 100 Recipes, which has to date been published in eight languages. His book Eggs or Anarchy, which for the first time tells the remarkable tale of how Minister of Food Lord Woolton fed Britain in World War Two, was published to rave reviews in May 2016.
Find out more about William at: www.williamsitwell.com
Dr Joan Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in English at Loughborough University. Her research specialism is Renaissance literature and culinary culture. She wrote the first book on Shakespeare and food, which was published in 2007. Her recent publications include two books published last year: ‘A History of Food in Literature from the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day’, published by Routledge, and a critical edition of ‘Three Sixteenth Century Dietaries’, published by Manchester University Press.
Find out more about Dr Joan Fitzpatrick at: http://joanfitzpatrick.org/
Free refreshments will be available before this event.