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Felicity Cloake in Ely

Thursday 7th July

  • Venue Methodist Church, New Room
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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If there’s one thing that truly unites Britain, from Aberdeen to Aberystwyth, St Ives to St Pancras, it’s an obsession with breakfast. Join the nation’s taster in chief for a mouth-wateringly entertaining evening.

We all have an opinion on the merits of brown sauce versus ketchup on our morning bacon sarnie. In Red Sauce Brown Sauce: A British Breakfast Odyssey, the eagerly awaited follow-up to One More Croissant for the Road, the Felicity Cloake embarks upon a cycle trip of condimental proportions to investigate and celebrate the legendary Great British Breakfast. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK to establish once and for all what makes a perfect fry-up, she rates them on criteria from the crispness of the bacon to how long they keep her pedalling. But a woman cannot live by All Day Breakfast alone, so as well as recipes for the Savoy’s Omelette Arnold Bennett and proper Scottish porridge, she lavishes her attention on the regional specialities she encounters along the way, from a desi breakfast in Birmingham to a Greggs Geordie stottie cake. This is a freewheeling gastronomical tour like no other.

‘Joyful, life-affirming, greedy.’ – Diana Henry

Felicity Cloake is the multi award-winning author of the Guardian’s long-running How to Make the Perfect series, the New Statesman’s food column and six books, the most recent of which, One More Croissant for the Road, was shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason food book of the year award, as well as being a Radio 4 Book of the Week.