Fri 15th June, 2018, 6:30pm to 8pm
Joan Fitzpatrick in conversation with Masterchef's William Sitwell
Part of Loughborough University Arts Festival
Fri 15 June 2018
6.30pm – 8pm
Martin Hall Theatre
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU
Joan Fitzpatrick, Senior Lecturer in English in discussion with writer and Masterchef judge William Sitwell around history of food and food in literature.
William Sitwell is one of Britain’s foremost food writers and is a multi-award-winning writer, editor, critic, TV and radio presenter.
He has been editor of Waitrose Food for 16 years, writes for wide variety of newspapers and magazines and he is a long-standing critic on the BBC show MasterChef. His regular show Biting Talk, on Soho Radio, is the UK’s liveliest food and drink radio shows. He authored the critically acclaimed classic A History of Food in 100 Recipes, which has to date been published in eight languages. His book Eggs or Anarchy, which for the first time tells the remarkable tale of how Minister of Food Lord Woolton fed Britain in World War Two, was published to rave reviews in May 2016.
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Dr Joan Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in English at Loughborough University. Her research specialism is Renaissance literature and culinary culture. She wrote the first book on Shakespeare and food, which was published in 2007. Her recent publications include two books published last year: 'A History of Food in Literature from the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day', published by Routledge, and a critical edition of 'Three Sixteenth Century Dietaries', published by Manchester University Press.
Loughborough University Arts Festival
Wed 6 - Fri 15 June 2018
This term sees the launch of a brand new Arts Festival at the University, celebrating the creative arts here on campus. There is a programme of FREE daytime and early evening events, talks and workshops featuring students' work, academics, alumni and invited guests. Speakers include internationally known artist Michael Landy, crime writer Kate Rhodes and Masterchef food critic/writer William Sitwell.