Tomorrow, Tues 12th September, I’ll be appearing on Word of Mouth, talking to Michael Rosen, Andi Oliver and Laura Wright about the language of flavour…Radio 4 at 4pm. It’s repeated next Monday the 18th at 11pm, and available on the iPlayer and as a podcast shortly after first broadcast.
Also – if you’re in or around north London on Sunday June 4th, come and see me talk to Bee Wilson about her new book, First Bite, at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival. 4pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall. Tickets cost £6 and are available here.
Been a while since I’ve posted…just a quick note to say that The Flavour Thesaurus is now available in Japanese…
The Brazilian version of The Flavour Thesaurus – Dicionário de Sabores – is now available, published by Casa da Palavra, and complete with brand-new entries covering specifically Brazilian combinations like carrots with chocolate, and guava with cheese.
If you’re in London next Thursday, December the 19th, come along for mince pies and a glass of wine at Waterstone’s Covent Garden. I’ll be signing copies of The Flavour Thesaurus from 6pm.
This Thursday, the 22nd August, at the Roundhouse in Camden, the London Contemporary Orchestra will perform four pieces from Stockhausen’s KLANG, under Conrad Shawcross’s new installation, Timepiece. I was asked to ascribe a flavour to each piece of music. Roundhouse chef Jean-Baptiste Barbosa created the dishes.
It’s for one night only. More details / tickets here
Piece 1 : To be consumed before ‘Paradies’: Passion fruit stuffed with crab and mango with a small glass of tequila
Piece 2: To be consumed before ‘Balance’: Crumbed marinated baby globe artichokes with blood orange gin
Piece 3: To be consumed before ‘Hoffnung’ during the 20 min. interval: Celery a la Grecque with Ricard Pastis
Piece 4: To be consumed before ‘Cosmic Pulses’ during the 15 min. interval: Saffron mousse cake with Moscato d’Asti
Next Wednesday, the 12th December, I’ll be signing copies of The Flavour Thesaurus at the Covent Garden branch of Waterstones (9-13 Garrick Street, WC2E 9AU). Starts at 6pm and there’ll be drinks and nibbles on offer.
If you’re in the area, and fancy picking up a signed copy of The Flavour Thesaurus for Christmas, I’ll be doing a signing at the Chelsea branch of The Conran Shop tomorrow from 4pm. It’s in the Michelin building at 81 Fulham Road, London SW3 6RD.
I’m honoured and delighted that the Swedish edition of The Flavour Thesaurus, Smaklexikon, published by Forma Books and translated by Tove Jansson Borglund, has won best translated reference book at the Måltidsakademien Food Writing Awards 2012.