What’s New: Food and the Arts – four culinary events

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British Library Food Season

Talks, tastings and workshops inspired by the British Library’s extensive food-related collections. Subjects covered range from  food in children’s literature, cookbook clubs, how cookery book design changes the way we eat, to women cheesemakers and how to write a cookbook. Contributing names from the food world include Heston Blumenthal, Nigella, Bee Wilson, Nadiya Hussain and Jay Rayner (pictured above)

British Library Food Season, 96 Euston Road, London NW1, 1 April – 31 May, tickets from £5, bl.uk

Food: Bigger than the Plate

Even more multi-sensory than the recent Dior Fest, the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition is a  journey through the food cycle taking in marvels like real cheese made from human bacteria, an Urban Mushroom Farm installation using waste coffee grounds from the museum’s café, the ‘Sausage of the Future’  and an initiative from Company Drinks involving  hop-picking in Kent

Food: Bigger than the Plate, 18 May-20 Oct at the V&A in London. Tickets £17. For details visit vam.ac.uk/food

How to write about Food

Andy Lines, columnist, food and travel writer and restaurant critic, is delivering a series of four-part evening courses on the art of writing about food. Amongst topics covered: food and travel writing, restaurant reviewing, and tips on how to get the results published. Guest speakers include Laura Rowe, editor of Olive Magazine

Food Writing with Andy Lines, four-part courses taking place between 1 – 22 May at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, London W12,  £205.00. For details visit leiths.com/courses/food-writing-with-andy-lynes


A food photography App designed to help you take better pictures of food. Key features: an auto-applied filter, technology that enables you to add background blur and depth of field, ability to add captions, notes and recipes

 itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/foodim-ltd/, available for IoS devices