The very first Cookbook Festival celebrated a taste of success at the launch in Chiswick alongside the ever popular Chiswick Book Festival. The cookbook festival was the brainchild of a group of local Chiswick food writers including Lucy Cufflin, Jo Pratt and Fran Warde. Hosting a diverse range of food and drink authors including John Torode, Ella Mills, Oz Clarke, Jack Monroe, Jane Devonshire and Richard Harris, the food festival events were some of the hottest tickets in town. Kerri Hartle reports. You can see a preview of the cookbook festival with Jo Pratt and Fran Warde at


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The Cookbook Festival is a new innovation and is linked to the Chiswick Book Festival. The book festival is now in it’s tenth year and this year features a wide range of authors including Julian Clary, Sir Max Hastings, Anthony Horowitz, Tim Marshall, Charles Spencer, Alan Rusbridger, Bryony Gordon, Kate Mosse and Joanna Trollope to name but a few. You can see a preview of the Chiswick Book Festival 2018 here.

The Book Festival is held to support St Michael and All Angels Church and the charities that are supported by the Church. This year the festival is supporting Doorstep Library, RNIB Talking Books and Interact Stroke – an organisation which supports Stroke patients by arranging for actors to visit them and read to them.