Fresse: Food stories with Jay Rayner & Pen Vogler (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Jewish Book Week 2021

Pen Vogler speaker
Jay Rayner speaker

This online streaming only event will be specially filmed in Hall One at Kings Place

After the live broadcast, ticket holders and on-demand bookers will be able to watch this performance until midnight on 31 March. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide or see the KPlayer FAQ.


We have all the ingredients for an extremely entertaining hour with two of our best-loved food writers in the mix. Observer restaurant critic and The Kitchen Cabinet presenter Jay Rayner travelled from London to Louisiana and Tokyo and beyond in his search for My Last Supper. In Scoff Pen Vogler, Dinner with Mr Darcy author and editor of Penguin’s Great Food series, charts the fascinating history of food and class in Britain, from 1066 to present day.

Click here to buy Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler and My Last Supper: One Meal, A Lifetime in the Making by Jay Rayner from Blackwell’s.


Pen Vogler is the author of Dinner with Mr Darcy, Tea with Jane Austen, Dinner with Dickens and Christmas with Dickens. She writes and reviews on food history for the press, edited Penguin’s Great Food series and has recreated recipes from the past for BBC TV. She lives in north London.

Jay Rayner is a journalist, writer, broadcaster, food critic and jazz musician. His documentary, The Truth About Food Prices, was watched by 2.2 million people. He has appeared as a judge on MasterChef and the Great British Waste Menu and has sat on the judging panel of Top Chef Masters in the US. He chairs BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet. Jay’s first album, A Night of Food and Agony, examined the relationship between jazz and two key themes in his life: food and drink. His one man show, My Dining Hell, which documents bad reviews and his worst dining experiences, was performed in London and Edinburgh. Jay is the regular food critic for The Guardian and Observer.

Fresse: Food stories with Jay Rayner & Pen Vogler (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Sat 27 Feb – 6.45pm
Price:£12.50
Performers:Jay Rayner, Pen Vogler
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

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