Ed Balls

Join Ed Balls - dad, cook, pianist, economist, broadcaster, writer, chairman, retired dancer and former Cabinet Minister as he discusses is memoir with a twist - each chapter of his book is a recipe that tells a story.
This LIVE IN-PERSON EVENT is at the High Street Baptist Church in Tring. You can either enjoy this event at the venue or watch a virtual stream from home.
Date Wednesday 10th November 2021
Time 7:30 PM
Doors Open 7:00 PM
Venue High Street Baptist Church
Members earn 3 points per ticket

APPETITE: A memoir in recipes of family and food by Ed Balls

Ed Balls author pic cr. Nicky Johnson - 700.jpgAppetite is a memoir with a twist: each chapter is a recipe that tells a story. Ed Balls was just three weeks old when he tried his first meal in 1967: pureed roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. From that moment on he was hooked on food. Taught to cook by his mother, Ed's now passing her wisdom on to his own kids as they start to fly the nest. Reflecting on his life in recipes, Ed takes us from his grandma's shepherd's pie to his first trip to a restaurant in the 1970s (and ordering an orange juice as a starter); from the inner workings of Westminster to the pressures of parenting. This is a collection of the meals he loves most, and the memories they bring back. The world may have changed since 1967, but the best recipes last a lifetime. Appetite is a celebration of love, family, and really good food.

About the Author
Ed Balls is a dad, cook, pianist, economist, broadcaster, writer, chairman, retired dancer and former Cabinet Minister. On radio and TV, Ed is best known for his BBC series Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls, his Radio 4 documentary Virtues of Vulnerability, his memorable appearance on the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing and as the first winner of Celebrity Best Home Cook.
Ed lives in Castleford and London with his wife, Yvette Cooper MP, and their three children. His 2016 book Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.

“A big, joyous hug of a book - like drinking a pint of the best word-custard. Every reader will immediately put 'Having a chatty lunch with Ed Balls' on their bucket list. It's so lovely to be able to point at an author and exclaim, 'This is clearly just a very lovely man.'” – Caitlin Moran

“Ed is tremendous and I love his cake. This is a brilliant book.” - Claudia Winkleman

“Delightfully different” - Delia Smith

“This is food writing as it should be: a triumphant mix of childhood memories, family feasts, political machinations and always good food. Proper food you might say.” – Stephen Fry



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