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Jack Monroe discusses the future of the cookbook at University event

Lulu Grimes

Food writer and activist Jack Monroe will debate whether cookbooks still have relevance in a word dominated by digital culture at a public talk at the University.

Jack, author of Cooking on a Bootstrap, will be joined at the evening event on 2 March by Lulu Grimes (Hub Editor, BBC Good Food) and Katie Quinn (food vlogger and writer) for a panel discussion and Q&A.

The debate is part of full day symposium hosted by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, considering the history of the cookbook, its cultural significance and its future in the cyber world.

Will the cookbook disappear if we become dependent upon computers and smart home gadgets to store and retrieve our recipes? Or does the internet of things encourage new culinary understanding and ingredient experimentation?

What is the role of the cookbook in a contemporary society where food remains a contentious issue, and gourmet food shopping exists alongside foodbanks?

Jack Monroe

Evening discussion with Jack Monroe

Cookbooks: Do they have a future in the digital age?

Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ

Saturday 2 March, 5.30pm–8.00pm


Staff and students can get complimentary tickets via the Online Store for the evening event. To complete the booking you will need the validation password: COOKBOOKVIP

Full day symposium

Katie Quinn

Cookbooks: Past, Present and Future

Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ

Saturday 2 March, 9.30am–4.45pm


Standard Rate £40

Students/Unwaged £20

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