Appetite for Words free public day in Stratford

After a wildly successful inaugural festival in 2017, Stratford Chefs School and Stratford Writers Festival are thrilled to announce that Appetite for Words—a literary festival with a culinary twist—will return this fall, from October 25 – October 28, 2018.

Appetite for Words 2018 kicks off on October 25 with a literary dinner at Stratford Chefs School Kitchens featuring “Godfather of Indigenous Cuisine” David Wolfman. Attendees will enjoy a three-course dinner, with wine pairings, inspired by David’s cookbook, Cooking with the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion. David will also talk about his book and what traditional Indigenous cuisine and today’s focus on local, sustainable foods have in common.

This year’s festival will once again include events with the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence. This year’s WIR is author, editor, recipe developer, translator, journalist, and teacher Jane Sigal. Jane is the author of nine cookbooks on the art of French cooking and a contributing editor of Food & Wine magazine. Festival-goers can attend a FREE culinary writing class led by Jane or purchase tickets to a literary dinner inspired by her most recent book, Bistronomy: Recipes from the Best New Paris Bistros.

As in 2017, festival attendees will have the opportunity to head to the country. This year’s Perth County Farm Lunch—again held at Church Hill Farm—will feature Stratford Chefs School alumnus Jeff Crump, whose latest book is Earth to Table Everyday.

The final event of Appetite for Words 2018 is a literary brunch at Revival House with chef, author, and Food Network star Anna Olson. In addition to brunch, guests will be treated to an intimate onstage interview and Q&A, a copy of Anna’s new book, Set for the Holidays, a gift bag courtesy of Bradshaws, and a meet and greet.

And on July 14 at 4 pm, join us at Stratford Chefs School Kitchens for a free public event to kick off this year’s festival!

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