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The Future of the Cookbook

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 July 2012

With digital publishing evolving at a blistering pace, Sheila Dillon investigates the future of the printed cookery book.

Andrew Webb is a food journalist whose work spans the online and printed worlds. He is the author of 'Food Britannia', which just scooped the Guild of Food Writers award for Food Book of the Year, and also edits a food website. To find out where things are moving in the world of the food book, The Food Programme sent him to meet five key players in the world of food, books and publishing.

Antony Topping is a literary agent, whose clients include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Thomasina Miers. Mary-Clare Jerram is a Publishing Director at Dorling Kindersley, looking after both digital and print editions. Ian Malone runs a company specialising in food apps for phones and tablets.

Andrew also meets Dr Peter Ross, Principal Librarian at the Guildhall Library, home to the largest collection of food books in any UK public library - and lastly, Hardeep Singh Kohli is a broadcaster, author and is passionate about food.

Sheila is joined in the studio by Neill Denny, Editor-in-Chief of the book industry magazine 'The Bookseller', Kerstin Rodgers - aka MsMarmitelover - food blogger and pop-up restaurant pioneer, and Ben Ebbrell, who cooks and presents on the Sorted food site.

Producer: Rich Ward.

  • Kerstin Rodgers, Neill Denny and Ben Ebbrell

    Kerstin Rodgers, Neill Denny and Ben Ebbrell

  • Andrew Webb with Peter Ross

    Andrew Webb with Peter Ross

  • Andrew Webb with Ian Malone

    Andrew Webb with Ian Malone

  • Andrew Webb with Mary-Clare Jerram

    Andrew Webb with Mary-Clare Jerram

  • Elizabeth David's copy of Mrs Beeton

    Elizabeth David's copy of Mrs Beeton

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