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Fresse: Food with the Experts

Pen Vogler, Jay Rayner

27/02/2021 6:45 pm
Virtual Event, Available on KPlayer

We have all the ingredients for an extremely entertaining hour with two of our best-loved food writers in the mix. Observer restaurant critic and The Kitchen Cabinet presenter Jay Rayner travelled from London to Louisiana to Tokyo and beyond in his search for My Last Supper. In Scoff Pen VoglerDinner with Mr Darcy author and editor of Penguin’s Great Food series, charts the fascinating history of food and class in Britain, from 1066 to present day.

Click here to buy Scoff  by Pen Vogler and My Last Supper by Jay Rayner from our independent bookselling partners, Blackwell’s.

Pen Vogler


Pen Vogler is the author of Dinner with Mr Darcy, Tea with Jane Austen, Dinner with Dickens and Christmas with Dickens. She writes and reviews on food history for the press, edited Penguin's Great Food series and has recreated recipes from the past for BBC Television. She lives in north London.

Jay Rayner


Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, perhaps best known as the restaurant critic since 1999 for The Observer. Jay appears regularly on TV, including on Masterchef. He is the presenter of The Kitchen Cabinet on Radio 4, a food panel show which reaches an audience of over 2 million people and hosts the hit Out To Lunch podcast. He has published a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction, his most recent being My Last Supper, about his search for his last meal on earth, and Chewing The Fat, a collection of his columns. He performs live across the country, both in one man shows based on his books, and as pianist with his jazz quartet which was born at Jewish Book Week in 2012.  Image cr. Johh Arandhara

Victoria Prever


JC Food Editor, Victoria Prever, left a legal career to indulge her love of food and train as a professional chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine. Since then, she has worked as a food critic for the Ham and High, as a private caterer and taught at cookery schools, including Leith’s and Good Housekeeping. Victoria is also a freelance food writer and food consultant working with various food brands on recipe and website development.  

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