1. Ed Balls: Appetite

British broadcaster, writer, economist and former MP, Ed Balls was just three weeks old when he tried his first meal: puréed roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. While perhaps ill-advised by modern weaning standards, it worked for him in 1967. From that moment on, he was hooked on food.

Appetite is a memoir with a twist: part autobiography, part cookbook, each chapter is a recipe that tells a story. Ed was taught to cook by his mother, and in this celebration of love, family and really good food, he now passes these recipes to his own children as they start to fly the nest. Sitting around the table year after year, the world around us may change, but great recipes last a lifetime.

Interview by journalist, filmmaker and Chair of Leeds 2023, Ruth Pitt.

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Event Details

    • Date: Friday 1st October
    • Time: 7:30 pm
  • VenueKings Hall
  • Price£15.00/£12.00 concessions

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