Neil Stuke at Bristol Food Connections Festival
Neil Stuke, the actor who played Billy Lamb, the Clerk in BBC One's Silk, chooses his favourite and funniest pieces of writing about food for the audience at the Bristol Food Connections Festival. His readers are Miranda Raison and Jack Klaff.
Pieces range from Laurie Lee and Chris Stewart on the delights of Spanish cuisine, to Keith Floyd on the joys of seafood - and Geoff Dyer on his loathing of the same. Provocative lines from PJ O'Rourke, Samuel Pepys on honest gluttony, words of wisdom from Clement Freud and DH Lawrence describing what he ate on his travels in Italy complete the bill of fare.
Neil Stuke is a keen cook, who was runner-up in Celebrity MasterChef. His father was a chef, and Neil himself is a passionate food lover.
Producer Beth O'Dea.
Pieces chosen in the programme
Table Talk by AA Gill (extract)
The Joys of Excess, from The Diaries of Samuel Pepys (extract)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee (extract)
The Bachelor Home Companion: A Practical Guide to Keeping House Like a Pig by PJ O’Rourke (extract)
Freud on Food by Clement Freud (extract)
The Letters of DH Lawrence: Vol II 1913-16 by DH Lawrence (extract)
Out of Sheer Rage by Geoff Dyer (extract)
Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart (extract)
Stirred But Not Shaken by Keith Floyd (extract)