Cheltenham is a food lover's paradise, with hundred of independent restaurants serving the very best in flavour and experience. Of course, when you love food as much as we do, you're probably salivating over the line-up of this year's Literature Festival, which has a plethora of events to add to any food-lovers calendar. Here's a round-up of what's on this year...


Lunch With Nadiya Hussain

Date: Saturday 6 October 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

Join perhaps the most famous face of The Great British Bake Off Nadiya for lunch with Julia Leonard as she discusses the modern British life. Get to know her best and most loved recipes and the stories behind them.

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Lunch With Nadiya Hussain


Prue Leith Lunch

Date: Saturday 6 October 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA

Join Bake Off Judge Prue Leith for lunch as she discusses her new cookbook “Prue”.

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Prue Leith


A Taste of Morocco

Date: Saturday 6 October 2018 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

Raising food star NargisseBenkabbou with her cookbook “Casablanca” which is taking Britain into a modern Moroccan food discovery. With a flourish from different ingredients she takes her heritage on a different journey and brings new flavours and textures into the dishes. She is joined by Julia Leonard who will be discussing her new book with her as they both explore new recipes and flavours that are captivating the nation.

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A Taste Of Morocco


John Torode Takeover

Date: Sunday 7 October 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

In a two part event, John Torode will be giving festival goers the what you need to know about Eastern Street food and how different chefs and flavours have influenced his cooking.

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Zen and The Philosophy of Tea

Date: Monday 8 October 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

The process of drinking tea has been a very traditional English custom and often we can’t help ourselves when wanting to grab a builders tea, however, Bruce Ginsberg takes us on a journey to China 500 years ago where the tea ritual was first introduced and how by the 18th Century the British had all but imitated the Chinese ritual. Ginsberg explores the ancient tea culture and the importance it has had to painters, poets and musicians.

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Zen And The Philosophy Of Tea


How To Eat A Peach

Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

Diana Henry discusses the places she’s travelled and how this has shaped her view on cooking and the various flavours she incorporates into her food. She will be sat with Julia Wheeler who is an award winning food writer in a lunch event to revise cooking menus.

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How To Eat A Peach


Yotam Ottolenghi

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Town Hall, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA

Discuss the new cookbook “Simple” and how everyday meals can be experienced with vibrant food and his fresh new twist on ingredients paired together.

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Yotam Ottolenghi


A Sensational Lunch

Date: Thursday 11 October 2018 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

Explore the textures of food and all the different meanings behind the Japanese words for all the different textures you can experience with food.

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A Sensational Lunch


Gizzi Erskine

Date: Thursday 11 October 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: The Lucky Onion’s131, The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW

Gizzi Erskine talks about her cookbook “Slow” with Fiona Lensvelt.

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Gizzi Erskine

Image: Eeva Rinne


Russell Norman’s Venice

Date: Thursday 11 October 2018 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

Delight your taste buds with the authentic cuisine of Venice with Russell Norman as he takes culinary traditions and the flavours from Venice right into your kitchens. Russell Norman also tells us about the architectural picks and hidden passages and buildings.

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Russell Norman's Venice


Lunch At The Ritz

Date: Friday 12 October 2018 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

Encounter and taste the food that is served from The Ritz London with Executive Chef, John Williams.

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Lunch At The Ritz


Dinner With Oz Clarke

Date: Friday 12 October 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE

Join Oz Clarke in his wine tasting experience as he shows you how to make the most of any wine, white or red, and what the best vineyards to try are.

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Oz Clarke (Image: Keith Barnes)

Oz Clarke (Image: Keith Barnes)


A Journey Around Japanese Whisky

Date: Saturday 13 October 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

Japanese whiskey is rapidly becoming a must have, and spirit expert Dave Broom will take you on a tour of Japan and taste the lost distilleries and whiskey traditions that are buried within Japanese tradition.

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A Journey Around Japanese Whisky

Image: Will Robb


At Home With Honey & Co.

Date: Saturday 13 October 2018 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

The husband and wife team, Sarit Packer and ItamarSrulovich, behind the Israeli restaurant company Honey & Co. as they share their recipes and the stories behind them, and let you sample some of the dazzling food. 

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At Home With Honey & Co.


Please note, the booking links provided go through to the Cheltenham Festivals website which runs live booking. Ticketed events are limited, so it is possible that some of these events have now sold out.

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The world’s oldest literature festival celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019.  With over 500 events, the programme spans the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary legends, celebrated chefs, sporting icons and stars of stage and screen...

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