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Tue, 06 Jun



TV Chefs Fact vs Fiction: Bonnie Garmus and Nadiya Hussain with Sara Cox

Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online)

TV Chefs Fact vs Fiction: Bonnie Garmus and Nadiya Hussain with Sara Cox

Time & Location

06 Jun, 19:00 – 20:30

London, 96 Euston Rd., London NW1 2DB, UK

About the event

What does it take to be a TV chef and does the reality live up to fiction?

This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

Broadcaster Sara Cox leads a conversation with two women who know just what it takes to be a ground-breaking TV chef. Real or imaginary. With Nadiya Hussain who has helmed some of the most-watched TV cooking shows of modern times; and novelist Bonnie Garmus, whose heroine in the global bestseller Lessons in Chemistry is a scientist turned unlikely 60’s TV cooking show icon.

Sara Cox is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters and presenters. With a career spanning 25 years, she is the host of Radio 2’s Tea Time and the presenter of BBC2’s In Between the Covers. Her memoir, Till the Cows Come Home: A Lancashire Childhood, was published in 2019, and her novel, Thrown was published in 2022. Both books were Sunday Times best sellers. She enjoys cooking but has been known to watch TV, including cookery programmes, while enjoying a takeaway. Twitter: @sarajcox / Instagram: @djsaracox.

Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine and education. She is an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two wonderful daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99. Her first novel, Lessons in Chemistry, is a No.1 Sunday Times and No. 1 New York Times bestseller. It was voted Hay Festival Book of the Year by readers, won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Debut Novel and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize. Translated into more than thirty-five languages, it is being adapted as an Apple TV series starring Brie Larson.

Nadiya Hussain rose to fame after winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. Since winning, Nadiya has presented her own cookery shows including Nadiya's Fast Flavours, Nadiya Bakes, Nadiya's Time To Eat, Nadiya's British Food Adventure and Nadiya’s Family Favourites. She has co-presented The Big Family Cooking Showdown and Junior Bake Off and is a regular guest on The One Show. Her cookery books have reached bestseller status in the UK and abroad and include Nadiya's Fast Flavours, Nadiya’s Family Favourites, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure, Nadiya’s Kitchen and the Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story trilogy. Nadiya has featured in the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women list and features regularly in the media with columns in The Times and previously BBC Good Food Magazine and Essentials. Nadiya lives with her husband Abdal and their three children in Milton Keynes. Twitter: @BegumNadiya / Instagram: @nadiyajhussain.

This event is part of the British Library Food Season 2023.

Half Price tickets available for British Library Members, Students, Under 26s and other concession groups.

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