Just a quick note to let you know that I've been asked to speak on a writers panel: Moonee Valley Libraries hosts an annual writers panel and this year’s panel, "Food on the Page", is about food and writing. The discussion will be about "what constitutes good food writing and what skills it takes to translate the physicality and sensuality of cooking and eating into words and ideas." The panel will include (real authors) Rita Erlich and Charmaine O'Brien, plus me. Eeeek!
It's on at 2pm on Saturday 14 May at the Sam Merrifield Library in Moonee Ponds, the event is free but bookings are necessary (call 8325 1950 - further details on the library website). If any of you would like to come along it'd be great to have you there - maybe we can kick back over a muggins of tea, coffee or gin & tonic afterwards.
One of the things I've been asked by the library to provide is a list of my top 5 favourite books. As I've been compiling my list, I've been reflecting on how books about food fit into my top 5. Do any books about food make yours?