The Food Talks Series 4: Caroline Eden - Monday 5th November 7pm
Caroline Eden, journalist and writer will join us on Monday 5th November at 7pm to discuss her new book Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes - Through Darkness and Light
Caroline Eden is a journalist and writer specialising in the former Soviet Union. Her writing has appeared in the travel, food and arts pages of The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times and over the past decade she has filed fascinating stories from Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. Caroline’s first book, Samarkand, was a Guardian book of the year 2016 and went on to win the Guild of Food Writers Award for best food and travel book in 2017.
Caroline’s new book Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes – Through Darkness and Light is the tale of a journey between three great cities – Odessa in Ukraine, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia, and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon in north-eastern Turkey. Caroline charts a totally fresh course while giving readers a unique insight into a part of the world that is both shaded by darkness and illuminated by light.
With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story, Caroline travelled from Odessa to Bessarabia and on to Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey’s Black Sea region, exploring its interconnecting culinary cultures. We can’t wait to hear Caroline’s stories of the remarkable individuals she met on her journey – from meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria, to tracing the legacies of the White Russian émigrés in Istanbul – and the inspiring meals that she ate on the way.
Places are £28 and include a glass of wine and food cooked by us from the book. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night.
Your receipt is your ticket and your name will be on the guest list at the door. If you are buying as a gift please let us know the name of the guest at checkout.
Places are non-refundable but can be transferred to another name if you find yourself unable to make it.
The Food Talks are held at Honey & Spice, 52 Warren St, W1T 5NJ