We are so excited to be back for year two at The Cookbook Festival having raised thousands of pounds for charity in year one. This year we have a great and varied line-up of chefs; every single one with their own fascinating approach to cooking and inspirational stories to share. With intimate venues you can actually chat to the chefs, ask questions and even taste their food, drink-in-hand, as they cook up their magic! So, dig deep and book an extra demo and enjoy good food, good fun and do some good all at the same time! 

Here is the line-up of events over the main festival weekend. Both our demo kitchens are situated just off Turnham Green Terrace, London W4. Nearest tube is Turnham Green.

FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER

12.30pm, TGT Marquee DANISH SUMMER LUNCH with TRINE HAHNEMANN

7pm, TGT Marquee PRAJNA INDIAN SUMMER FEAST & BOOK LAUNCH with MIRA MANEK - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

10.45am, TGT Marquee PERSIAN COOKING with SALIHA MAHMOOD AHMED

11.00am, Church Marquee MULTI-AWARD WINNING cookery writer, LINDSEY BAREHAM with RODNEY MACKEN

12pm, TGT Marquee ELISABETH LUARD talk with sharing platters

12.15pm, Church Marquee SAFFRON IN THE SOUKS with JOHN GREGORY-SMITH

1.15pm, TGT Marquee MODERN CHEESEMAKING with MORGAN MCGLYNN

1.30pm, Church Marquee BAAN, RECIPES & STORIES FROM MY THAI HOME with KAY PLUNKETT HOGGE

2.45pm, Church Marquee BOTANICAL BAKING with JULIET SEAR

3.45pm, TGT Marquee SIPSMITH COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS

4pm, Church Marquee ASMA KHAN’S INDIAN KITCHEN, by DARJEELING EXPRESS

5pm, TGT Marquee NIGHTINGALES AND ROSES with MARYAM SINAIEE

5.30pm, St. Michael’s & All Angels Church MATTHEW FORT & FELICITY CLOAKE STAR IN THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD OFF

6-7.30pm, Church Marquee FESTIVAL DRINKS

SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

10am, TGT Marquee WORKSHOP: SUPERSIZE YOUR JAMMY DODGERS - SOLD OUT!

11.15am, TGT Marquee WORKSHOP: LUCINDA MILLER - COOKING WITH KIDS

12pm, Church Marquee JENNY LINFORD & ALEX MACKAY talk ingredients and how to be a culinary wizard

12.30pm, TGT Marquee WORKSHOP: VITALLY VEGAN with RUTH WOOD OF CRUCIAL CAFÉ - SOLD OUT!

1.30pm, Church Marquee DIABETES AND WEIGHT LOSS’ with THE CALDESIS

1.45pm, TGT Marquee WORKSHOP: SUSHI MADE SIMPLE - SOLD OUT!

3pm and 3.30pm TGT Marquee WORKSHOP: KNIFE SKILLS WITH BOROUGH KITCHEN - SOLD OUT!

3pm, Church Marquee THE FLEXIBLE PESCATARIAN’ with JO PRATT

4.30pm, TGT Marquee WORKSHOP: LEARN TO MAKE GYOZA - JAPANESE DUMPLINGS - SOLD OUT!

Book tickets via Chiswick Book Festival click HERE.

The festival runs alongside the much respected and enjoyed Chiswick Book Festival and all proceeds from both events go to charity

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The Team

Lucy Cufflin

Lucy Cufflin has been a professional chef for over 20 years, during which time she has accrued an extensive culinary portfolio. A master of kitchen shortcuts, Lucy has written several cookbooks.

 

Fran Warde

Fran Warde's career has been fuelled by a passion for food. Trained as a chef, she worked at the Café Royal, on an Australian prawn trawler, ran her own cookery school and then moved into food styling and food writing. 

Jo Pratt

Jo Pratt is an acclaimed writer, cook, food stylist and presenter. She is a best selling author of eight cookbooks, including In the Mood for Food, Madhouse Cookbook, Flexible Vegetarian and most recently Flexible Pescatarian.

Donna Freed

Donna worked variously as a translator, in television, interior design in New York. Since coming to the UK, she is a writer as well as a presenter and producer for Radio Gorgeous, the UK's oldest all-female podcast.

Abi Pitcher

A serious foodie who loves to cook and read about food (and wine). Abi runs specialist design agency Barlow & Co., based in Chiswick. They focus on branding and packaging for wine and spirits and more recently food.

 

Lucy Lee-Tirrell

With an excellent cook for a mother, Lucy Lee-Tirrell's love of food started young. She's cooked medieval banquets in a pub garage for office parties and fancy dinners in a stately home for royalty. Since cooking professionally she has worked with Lucy Cufflin cooking and writing and loves every minute of it.

Vix Evans

After a career in radio and tv production at the BBC and Sky, Vix now runs and owns City Kids Magazine, the print and online 'bible' for West London families. Food is never far from her thoughts!

Sarah Cruz

An award winning graphic designer specialising in branding and packaging. Sarah is the co-founder of Abundance London (abundancelondon.com) and the designer of the Chiswick Timeline mural (chiswicktimeline.org).

 

Yuka Caves

After a 20 years career in financial markets, Yuka trained and qualified in Japan's finest culinary style, Kaiseki, in Tokyo. Yuka currently teaches these skills in a cookery school and at private events, in addition to promoting the cuisine at exhibitions.

Jules Kane

A passionate foodie, Jules attended Leith's at 16 and hasn't left the food industry since, she worked with Alastair Little and ran a Devon Gastro pub before settling in with Crucial Food, a Chiswick based healthy eating company.

Silla Bjerrum

Silla Bjerrum is a renowned sushi chef and restaurateur who has been involved with Japanese cuisine in the UK since the mid-nineties. Silla co-founded the UK's first sushi delivery service Feng Sushi back in 1999 and ran this business successfully for 15 years.