Abergavenny Food Festival loading now
21-22 SEP 24

Tom Parker-Bowles talks to Matt Tebbutt about his new book ‘Cooking and The Crown: Royal Recipes from Queen Victoria to King Charles III’

  • Buy tickets for this event
  • Ticket price: ON SALE THROUGH BOROUGH THEATRE WEBSITE: CLICK LINK ABOVE. £12.00 (ticket only) / £35 (ticket & discounted book)
  • Date: Sun, 22nd Sep
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Venue: Talks - Borough Theatre
  • Get directions

Please note: Tickets for this event will be sold through the Borough Theatre website. Our local award winning independent bookshop Book-ish will be facilitating post-event book signings. Tom will be signing copies of his latest book ’Cooking and The Crown’. You have the option of purchasing a ticket plus his book (at a discount – saving £7), for pick-up on the day. Further copies will be available to purchase at the theatre.

Tom’s new book lifts the curtain on royal kitchens past and present. ‘As a food history geek,’ he explains ‘I cannot tell you how exciting it has been to read original recipes in the royal archive in Windsor, and disappear into the lives and reigns (and eating habits) of sovereigns from Queen Victoria onwards.’ The published recipes however, he assures us, are not ‘roast cygnets and ortolans’ but ‘proper recipes’ that he’s loved to cook.

Although Tom is godson to the monarch and his mother, Camilla, is Queen, he can expect no deference from Matt. Tom and Matt go back a long way, to their co-hosting days on UKTV’s Market Kitchen. Tom Parker Bowles is the restaurant critic for The Mail on Sunday and a contributing editor for Esquire, Country Life and Conde Nast Traveller plus a regular judge on the BBC’s Masterchef. Matt Tebbutt presents Saturday Kitchen on BBC 1 and his new book Pub Food: 100 Favourites, Old and New is just out.

Matt Tebbutt
Back to What's on