Eat, Write, Love

Allegra Goodman, Yotam Ottolenghi, Charlotte Mendelson

28/02/2011 10:30 am
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Recipe for a delectable and stimulating talk: take an award-winning novelist and a fabulous cookbook writer. Add a flavour of Jane Austen, equal doses of intelligence, humour and sensibility. Sprinkle with business acumen, passion and sympathy. Let the audience add their pinch of salt. To be consumed and enjoyed immediately.

Allegra Goodman

Allegra Goodman’s first book was published on the day she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. The New Yorker features many of her short stories. The Cookbook Collector is her sixth novel.

Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi left academia and journalism in Israel to become a London chef. With his Palestinian partner, Sami Tamimi, he is founder of several gastronomic shops/restaurants and author of two cookbooks.

Charlotte Mendelson


Charlotte Mendelson has written four novels, one non-fiction book about her tragic gardening obsession, Rhapsody in Green, much literary journalism and work for radio, and is Gardening Correspondent for the New Yorker. Her most recent novel, Almost English, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. When We Were Bad was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was chosen as a book of the year in the Observer, Guardian, Sunday Times, New Statesman and Spectator. Her second novel, Daughters of Jerusalem, won both the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award.

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