Borough Talks

Hosted by Angela Clutton, food writer, historian, professional cook and host of the hugely successful Borough Market Cookbook Club

Wednesday May 13th, 1pm
Melissa Hemsley 

Best selling author discusses the global impact and sustainability of our food choices in light of Covid-19, as well as insights into recipes from her books Eat Happy and recently released Eat Green. To register for the Zoom talk go to https://bit.ly/BTalksMelissa

Wednesday May 20th, 1pm
A global city view on lockdown, food and community with Yasmin Fahr in New York, Rachel Roddy in Rome, and Regula Ysewijn in Antwerp

Leading food-writers from around the world discuss what the lockdown has been like in their cities, building a picture of how different countries are coping and what the longer term food impacts might be. The speakers will share how they’ve been getting their food and the meals they've been cooking up in quarantine, as well as the broader picture of their cities’ differing food pressure-points. To register go to https://bit.ly/BTalksCityView

Wednesday May 27th, 1pm
Falastin – the food and stories of Palestine with Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Sami Tamimi (co-founder of Ottolenghi) and co-collaborator Tara Wigley will be discussing their new book, Falastin, based on Sami’s childhood in Palestine and Tara’s journey into the universe of tahini, za’atar and shatta. Find out about the food, people and stories of Palestine that lie behind this ground-breaking and modern Middle Eastern cookbook. To register go to https://bit.ly/BTalksFalastin

Wednesday June 3rd, 1pm
Food and our mental health with Kimberley Wilson

Why are so many more of us baking our way through lockdown? Join psychologist Kimberley Wilson for a discussion about some of the mental health issues surrounding our relationship with food and how those might be heightened by the impact of Covid-19, lockdowns, ensuing family and financial pressures and potentially limited supplies. We'll be talking about the relationships between stress and digestion; the links between food and depression; and how food can be used to 'manage' anxiety. To register go to https://bit.ly/BTalksHealth