Food Writing

Read Smart: The Baillie Gifford Podcast


Welcome back for another season of Read Smart – the podcast that explores the world of non-fiction and provides you with some behind-the-scenes insights into the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize.

This month, our host Shahidha Bari is joined by food writer Bee Wilson and Tom Tivnan, managing editor of the Bookseller, to delve into the fascinating, complex and endlessly enjoyable genre of food writing.

In this episode, Shahidha and our guests discuss the role the pandemic has played in the role of the cook book in our society, the controversial participation of celebrities in the genre and the influence of famous campaigners battling food poverty.

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