THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. In Damascus Imad had two restaurants and a chain of juice bars before the war destroyed his businesses, forcing him to flee with his family to Lebanon and then make the perilous journey across Europe alone. Along the way he cooked for other refugees every day. In London he cooked at supper-clubs and pop-ups raising money for charities, eventually getting the opportunity to open his own restaurant. His story, told in his new cook book Imad’s Syrian Kitchen: A Love Letter from Damascus to London, is testament to the power of food to bring people together.
About ‘Meet The Author’: This series of events offer a chance to engage directly with award-winning writers about their recent work. The best of this year’s writing on food, cooking, nature, farming and the environment. Small number of tickets per event in the intimate setting of Abergavenny’s stunning library with a panoramic view of activities in the market hall. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or small beer whilst listening to the conversation. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Our Festival bookshop partner Book-ish has set up a bookshop.org dedicated page showcasing fabulous books by some of our 2023 guests. There will be two book-stalls at the Festival, but here’s a chance to buy in advance with discounts. Read the book then come along and say hello in person.