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Grace Dent: Comfort Eating

Grace Dent: Comfort Eating

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT: Unfortunately, Grace Dent has decided to go on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and will not be taking part in Folkestone Book Festival 2023.

If you have booked for this event please be assured that your ticket remains valid and it will go ahead with Niki Segnet and a special guest to be confirmed.

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Even award-winning restaurant critics have their secret foodie pleasures – those comfort foods and guilty pleasures eaten alone at the end of a long day.

Join the Guardian’s restaurant critic Grace Dent for a lively, informal discussion with Times food columnist and author Niki Segnit about snack choices and what they might reveal– including about some of the famous guests on Grace’s podcast (and now book) Comfort Eating.

Grace Dent was named Restaurant Writer of the Year at the 2022 Fortnum & Mason Food Awards, and her 2020 memoir Hungry won the Lakeland Book Prize and Fortnum Book Award. She regularly appears on MasterChef UK and presents Best of Britain by the Sea with TV cook Ainsley Harriott.

Niki Segnit is the author of Lateral Cooking, The Flavour Thesaurus and The Flavour Thesaurus: More Flavours.

Click here to get a taste of Grace's writing on The Guardian

Click here for more flavour with Niki Segnit


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


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