The pleasure of the plate: how to write about food

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Pleasure of the plate

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  • Everyone


Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Join five of today’s best food writers to discuss the particular qualities of their craft. Enquiries received by food magazines, newspaper supplements and cookery websites reveal that many people of all ages dream of becoming a food writer. But what distinguishes perfectly seasoned prose from half-baked hackwork?

The expert panel has been brought together by the Jane Grigson Trust - an educational charity, which promotes a broad knowledge of what we eat, founded in memory of one of the most distinguished food writers of the 20th century.

Diana HenryFelicity CloakeAngela CluttonDan SaladinoGeraldene Holt


Diana Henry’s How to Eat a Peach won the 2019 Andre Simon Award. Felicity Cloake is the award-winning author of the Guardian’s How to Make the Perfect series. Angela Clutton is a professional cook whose debut book The Vinegar Cupboard won the 2018 Jane Grigson Trust Award. Dan Saladino is Series Producer of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. Geraldene Holt is the founder of the Jane Grigson Trust.

The Jane Grigson Library is a unique resource of food writing and is housed in Oxford Brookes Library’s Special Collections