Main Event

Nigella Lawson in conversation with Jeanette Winterson

  • 20
  • Oct




Nigella in the kitchen

Image of Jeanette Winterson performing at the Royal ExchangeMatt Priestly


‘Our lives are formed by memories, and the focus of mine is the food I’ve cooked and the people I’ve cooked for, the people who have sat at my table, as well as the other tables I’ve eaten on, from the blue formica of my childhood, to the mottled zinc that is the nexus of my life now.’

Food is much more than human fuel – it nourishes our spirits, and is inseparable from our ideas of home and belonging. Much loved food writer and television cook Nigella Lawson joins author and fellow food lover Jeanette Winterson to discuss the pleasures of cooking, eating and writing. The author of ten bestselling cookery books including How To Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess, Nigella’s forthcoming At My Table is a delicious celebration of home cooking, the food that makes people happy and welcome as they sit around your table. A passionate advocate for organic food and slow eating, Jeanette opened her own deli and grocery store Verde & Co in Spitalfields in 2006 and her latest book, Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts, includes both short stories and favourite recipes.

Doors open at 6.30pm, the event starts at 7pm and Nigella will sign copies of At My Table on the concourse afterwards. Waterstones will be selling copies of At My Table for the special discounted price of £13 (RRP £26) on the night.

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