Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Bake Off winner & TV Chef headline festival

CHEF and TV presenter John Torode and former Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn will appear at the inaugural Henley on Food Festival

CHEF and TV presenter John Torode and former Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn will appear at the inaugural Henley on Food Festival.

The event, to be held over the weekend of April 30 and May 1 at Shiplake College, will feature talks, interactive cookery demonstrations, wine tastings and food-inspired activities for children.

Quinn, winner of the BBC show in 2013, will talk about her debut cookbook Quinntessential Baking while chef, restaurateur and MasterChef host Torode will be promoting his book My Kind of Food: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home.


The line-up will also include nutritionist Madeleine Shaw, whose second book, Ready Steady Glow, will be published just before the event.

The festival is being organised by Kate Lynas and Harriet Reed-Ryan, daughter of Henley Literary Festival founder Sue Ryan.

Ms Lynas said: “The concept behind Henley on Food was to feed the growing demand for intelligent and engaging culinary experiences.

“Having seen the popularity of food authors surge over recent years — both at the literary festival and on the national bestseller lists — we knew this was the right time to bring together brilliant, inspiring and genuinely interesting people for a weekend celebration of food and drink.

“We’ve got a great first line-up and, with the support of a remarkable venue and brilliant sponsors, the festival has every chance of becoming a great annual event for food-lovers from Henley, Reading and beyond.”

Ms Reed-Ryan added: “With the Henley Literary Festival celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, what better timing for its new little sister to arrive?”

The event is sponsored by appliances company Magimix UK.

The full line-up will be announced next month and tickets will go on sale in early March.



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