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Monica Galetti

Monica Galetti: The Skills

Borough theatre
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:30

MasterChef: The Professionals presenter, Monica Galetti talked exclusively to food critic, William Sitwell about her new cookbook, ‘The Skills’. The book will be released on 6 October.

Senior sous chef at two Michelin star Le Gavroche until 2015, Monica is now a MasterChef: The Professionals presenter and has published several successful cookbooks.



Cyrus Todiwala: Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box

Borough theatre
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
13:00 to 14:00

Award winning chef and restaurateur, Cyrus Todiwala demonstrated how to get 120 recipes out of just 10 spices using recipes from his new book ‘Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box.’

Cyrus Todiwala is the author of five phenomenally successful cookbooks, Cafe Spice Namaste, International Cuisine India, Indian Summer, The Incredible Spicemen and Mr Todiwala’s Bombay: Recipes and Memories of India. Dubbed the UK’s best Indian Chef, Cyrus has regularly featured on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and BBC Radio 4 Food program. Todiwala runs three successful restaurants and a cafe along with his son, Jamsheed. Author and teacher, he has been awarded an MBE by HM The Queen for his services to education & training and an OBE for his contribution to the hospitality industry. He is also the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London.

Jose Pizarro

Jose Pizarro: Basque

Borough theatre
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
15:00 to 16:00

Award winning and critically acclaimed chef, José Pizarro offered a masterclass in Spanish cooking. Using recipes from his new book ‘Basque’, he shared culinary secrets for pintxos plates so that we’ll never be intimidated by Spanish cooking again.

José has worked for some of London’s most prestigious Spanish restaurants including Eyre Brothers, Brindisa and Gaudi. In 2011 he opened his first solo venture ‘José’ and later that year ‘Pizarro’ a few yards away. In 2015, he opened his third restaurant, José Pizarro at Broadgate Circle, his first foray into the City. He has appeared on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and most recently on the newly launched, The Wine Show. His recipes are regularly featured across national & international publications, and he’s known as the Godfather of Spanish Cookery in the UK.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Jane Baxter

Jane Baxter: LEON Happy Salads

Masonic Hall
Sun, 18 Sep 2016
11:00 to 12:00

Festival favourite and founder of Riverford Field Kitchen, Jane Baxter offered a taste of her new cookbook, Leon Happy Salads.

Jane is a chef, food writer and regular columnist for Cook. She trained at the Carved Angel under Joyce Molyneux before moving to the River Cafe. In 2005 she set up the acclaimed Riverford Field Kitchen and currently runs food event company, Wild Artichokes based in Devon.