Cheltenham Literature Festival: 9 delicious events for foodies

PUBLISHED: 17:03 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:03 02 October 2015

9 delicious events for foodies

9 delicious events for foodies


The Cheltenham Literature Festival 2015 is back and it’s playing host to an abundance of tasty affairs for foodies this year. From Mediterranean adventures to Middle Eastern dining experiences, we’ve accumulated a list of the top culinary events to look out for over the next fortnight.

Gino D’Acampo

Sat 3 Oct 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Spiegeltent

TV chef Gino will be taking diners on a trip to Sicily and Sardinia in search of signature dishes and secret recipes. Alongside Paul Blezard, D’Acampo will be introducing a two course lunch inspired by his Mediterranean adventures featured in Islands in the Sun.

Rick Stein

Mon 5 Oct 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Times Forum

The much-loved chef will be traversing the Eastern Mediterranean in his new BBC book, From Venice to Istanbul, whilst sharing his experiences and recipes from this vibrant culinary melting pot. The event will be chaired by Tim Hubbard.

Honey & Co: Food from The Middle East

Tue 6 Oct 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Spiegeltent

Expect spiced meats, bunches of herbs and bread freshly baked bread as Chef-patrons of London-based restaurant Honey & Co. Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer will be transporting taste buds to the Middle East. Tuck into a full-flavoured, two course lunch inspired by recipes from their new book Honey & Co: The Baking Book.

Gizzi Erskine

Thu 8 Oct 2015 7:45pm - 10:15pm

The Spiegeltent

Culinary queen of style, British chef and TV personality Gizzi Erskine, is taking the food world by storm. Eat yourself happy in her glamorous Spiegeltent event as she presents her brand new book Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite, jam-packed with her favourite mouth-watering recipes.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Fri 9 Oct 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Spiegeltent

Writer, broadcaster and Fish Fight campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, invites diners to a two-course lunch to try some imaginative and delicious recipes from his new book, Love Your Leftovers.

Nigella Lawson

Fri 9 Oct 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Times Forum

Bestselling food writer, Nigella Lawson, will be chatting to Jay Rayner about her new collection of recipes to make our lives easier in her latest cookbook, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food.

New York Nights with Russell Norman

Fri 9 Oct 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Spiegeltent

The city that never sleeps is coming to the Cheltenham Literature Festival! Inspired by his new culinary adventure Spuntino, POLPO restaurateur Russell Norman will be hosting a New York night of jazz, dinner and readings inspired by the Big Apple. There will be with live music from the David Ferris Quartet too.

Dinner with John Torode

Sat 10 Oct 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm

The Spiegeltent

Masterchef judge John Torode will be offering a personal glimpse into his own kitchen, away from the cameras. He will reveal the food he cooks at home and the recipes that reflect the things he loves in life in celebration of his new book My Kind of Food. There will also be a drink on arrival and a three course dinner.

Tea and Cake with Lisa Faulkner

Sun 11 Oct 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The Spiegeltent

Lisa Faulkner, a Celebrity Masterchef winner and author of the bestselling book Recipes from my Mother for my Daughter, will be sharing her favourite recipes for the most delicious things to slice, dunk and munch on your tea break. This event includes the perfect cup of tea or coffee and a tasting plate of yummy cakes.

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