On Sunday 2 June evening three distinguished writers and cooks will read from their work, talk about food, and best of all, make food for you to enjoy. Sherry Ashworth's novel Good Recipes and Bad Women is all about a recipe book of handed down family recipes; Jane Hughes is editor of The Vegetarian magazine (published by the Vegetarian Society) and Clarissa Hyman is Vice President of the UK Guild of Food Writers and author of four books on food. Her latest is Oranges: A Global History. Tickets still available online or on the door at Manchester Maccabi, £5, 7.30pm start.
On Wednesday 6 June, the culinary highlight of the festival arrives: Eat a Book at Aumbry. Aumbry’s chefs are creating a meal based on the food in the novel A Legacy by Sybille Bedford. The price includes a five course meal, and readings from the novel by Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh. Tickets from Aumbry on 0161 798 5841.
Finally, our festival headliner, food critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner appears at the Manchester Jewish Museum on Thursday 7 June. His new book A Greedy Man in a Hungry World is a controversial and funny look at global food politics and sustainability – as well as a memoir of growing up with his mum, agony aunt Clare Rayner. Jay comes to us hotfoot from the Hay Festival - tickets £15 from Manchester Jewish Museum on 0161 834 9879.