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21-22 SEP 24

Jay Rayner talks to Tim Hayward about his new book ‘Nights Out At Home: Recipes and Stories from 25 years as a Restaurant Critic’

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  • Ticket price: ON SALE THROUGH BOROUGH THEATRE WEBSITE. CLICK ON LINK ABOVE. £12.00 (ticket only) / £30 (ticket & discounted book)
  • Date: Sat, 21st Sep
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Venue: Talks - Borough Theatre (£)
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Please note: Tickets for this event are being sold through the Borough Theatre website. Our local award winning independent bookshop Book-ish will be facilitating post-event book signings. Jay will be signing copies of his latest book ’Nights out at Home’. You have the option of purchasing a ticket plus his book (at a discount – saving £4), for pick-up on the day. Further copies will be available to purchase at the theatre.

Jay’s first cookbook is inspired by the dishes that have stolen his heart over his long career as a restaurant critic; collected, taken home and carefully reverse-engineered in his kitchen: where Jay is no slouch, as he demonstrated when he destroyed the opposition to win MasterChef: Battle of the Critics 2023.

Nights Out at Home is not just a recipe book. Seasoned with anecdotes, and told with Jay’s customary wit and warmth, it’s also the story of his 25 years as a restaurant critic for The Observer; a story he shares here with fellow restaurant critic, Tim Hayward.

Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He has been the restaurant critic for The Observer since 1999 (garnering millions of views per year), and has presented the BBC Radio 4 show The Kitchen Cabinet for over a decade. In March 2023 he was named Critic of the Year, in the UK Press Awards.

Tim Hayward is the Fortnum & Mason 2024 Restaurant Writer of the Year. His latest book is Steak: The Whole Story.

Tim Hayward

Buy your books through the Festival’s award-winning book partner Book_ish

There will be book signing sessions over the Festival weekend at the Book-ish stand in the Market Hall and at the Castle.

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