Award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner is coming to Acapela with his brand new book The Ten (Food) Commandments.
Described as ‘Britain’s culinary Moses’, who could be a better host for an evening celebrating what and how we eat?
The Ten (Food) Commandments explains all the most important foodie rules to live by, why thou shalt always eat with thy hands, why thou should most definitely worship leftovers, and why thou must celebrate the stinkiest of foods.
Don’t miss this hilarious night of food-lovers guidance from the chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen.
The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act. So join our very own culinary Moses in this audio-visual romp as he attempts to lead us to the edible promised land.
He’ll explain why thou shalt always eat with thy hands, why thou should most definitely worship leftovers, and why thou must celebrate the stinkiest of foods. Plus he’ll invite thee to honour thy pig - and so much more besides. Join the chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet as he sets out to provide hilarious guidance on the very best way to eat now.
In 1992 Jay was named Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards, and has since been nominated for seven more of the prestigious awards including as Food and Drink writer for three years in a row. In 2006 he won again, as Critic of the Year.
His broadcasting work as a presenter for the BBC has brought him two Sony radio award nominations and a Sony gold, as anchor of Papertalk, a programme about the British newspaper business. He has also been nominated in the Commission for Racial Equality’s Race in the Media Awards, for his reporting of race crime in Britain, and for the Mental Health Media awards, for his work on mental health issues. As well as working for newspapers Jay has written for numerous magazines, including Granta, Esquire, GQ and Cosmopolitan and is currently contributing to Saveur in the US. His feature writing is regularly syndicated across the world, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
His varied television work includes appearances as a judge in multiple series of Masterchef, and as part of the panel on BBC2’s Eating With The Enemy. He has presented two editions of Dispatches for Channel 4 and in the US he was a part of the expert panel on Top Chef Masters for Bravo, a spinoff from the hit TV show Top Chef. He is also the resident food pundit for The One Show. In 2012 he became the host of the food panel show The Kitchen Cabinet for BBC Radio 4.
The event includes a Q&A and book signing after the show.