Do you know Fire & Knives?
Yes? Well then, you'll already be familiar with the wonderfully diverse and high quality content of this print quarterly, founded and edited by Tim Hayward, food writer, photographer, experimenter with food and acerbic wit. He's a masterly skipper, bringing aboard well known names and undiscovered talent; the publication is full to the gunnels with the erudite, informative, amusing, or just plain weird.
Now you can enjoy Fire & Knives in the flesh!
The Fire & Knives Mixed Grill offers a "day of talks, lectures, rants, performances, debates, panels, presentations and party pieces on the endlessly fascinating subject of... food". Come together with fellow food enthusiasts as we gather to share a mutual preoccupation with cooking, eating, writing, dreaming food. And drink.
Many of us will be stepping onto the stage to inform, lecture or flat out rant about our particular obsessions – feel free to clap, cheer or heckle.
Yes, that little "us" does indeed mean I'll be stepping up to the microphone too, sharing a little rant about price supplements in a fixed price menu.
They. Make. Me. Cross.
February is surely the most miserable month of all so why not brighten yours by coming along?
Mixed Grill will be held in Conway Hall, near Holborn in Central London.