A Night In with Ed Balls
Dad, cook, pianist, economist, broadcaster, writer, chairman, retired dancer and former Cabinet Minister Ed Balls was just three weeks old when he tried his first meal: pureed roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. While perhaps ill-advised by modern weaning standards, it worked for him in 1967, and from that moment on he was hooked on food.
His new book Appetite is a memoir with a twist: part autobiography, part cookbook, each chapter is a recipe that tells a story. Join him in conversation for this virtual event, as he shares the childhood memories and family feasts that inspired the book; from being taught to cook by his mother, to passing down recipes to his own children as they start to fly the nest. Sitting round the table year after year, the world around us may change, but great recipes last a lifetime.
Don’t miss the chance to spend an evening with the winner of Celebrity Best Home Cook for a celebration of love, family, and really good food.
“Ed is tremendous and I love his cake. This is a brilliant book.” - Claudia Winkleman
“A big, joyous hug of a book - like drinking a pint of the best word-custard. Every reader will immediately put 'Having a chatty lunch with Ed Balls' on their bucket list. It's so lovely to be able to point at an author and exclaim, 'This is clearly just a very lovely man.'” – Caitlin Moran
“This is food writing as it should be: a triumphant mix of childhood memories, family feasts, political machinations and always good food. Proper food you might say.” – Stephen Fry
“Delightfully different” - Delia Smith