Grace Dent, Food, Glorious Food

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Grace Dent, Food, Glorious Food


Hometown hero returns with glorious memoir

In person tickets now sold out - but you can still watch this event via our live stream ticket

In her acclaimed memoir, Hungry, restaurant critic, television star and Carlisle native Grace Dent traces her story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of Britain’s best-loved food writers. Everyone can relate — from cheese and pineapple hedgehogs and treats with your Nan, to the Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut from a hospital vending machine that tell a loved one you really care. Tracing the story of how we’ve lived, laughed, and eaten, she reveals the central role food plays in all our most important relationships.

Dent is a broadcaster, author and columnist. She is restaurant critic for the Guardian, and a regular on MasterChef. She presents the multi-award-winning show The Untold on BBC Radio 4, and a popular new podcast, Comfort Eating, for the Guardian.

“Extraordinary. Vivid, irreverent, heartbreaking.” Nigel Slater

This event will also be live streamed - £5 per ticket. Ticket will give access for 7 days after the event.


Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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