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‘An Evening with Prue & Peta Leith’ conversation & book signing event took place at Malbank School & Sixth Form College in Nantwich this week, writes Jonathan White.

Prue Leith and Peta Leith discussed their new cookbook ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’ which includes one hundred delicious, heart-warming vegetarian and vegan recipes; as well as talking about their careers, answering questions from the audience and signing copies of the book.

Prue Leith has been at the top of the British food scene for nearly sixty years.

She has seen huge success not only as founder of the renowned Leith’s School of Food and Wine, but also as a Michelin-starred restaurateur, caterer, chef, teacher, TV cook, food journalist, novelist, and cookery book author.

Well known as a judge on The Great British Menu, she is now a judge on the nation’s favourite TV programme, The Great British Bake Off. Prue was born in South Africa and lives in the UK.

Peta Leith, a pastry chef, has been vegetarian for her whole life, so is in the rare position of never having knowingly tried meat or fish.

She decided to pursue a career in pastry because she knew she wanted to work in kitchens but didn’t want to limit herself to working only in vegetarian restaurants.

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Prue Leith and Peta Leith on stage at the event

She worked for a year with Claire Ptak at Violet Cakes, before leaving to study bread-making at the French Culinary Institute in New York.

On her return to London, she found a job in the pastry section of The Ivy, where she stayed and honed her skills over the next seven years.

She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and two children. This is her first cookbook.

The event was organised by Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge located on High Street in Nantwich.

Event organisers Steve & Denise Lawson from the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge said: “We were thrilled with the turnout at this successful event.

“We thank everyone for their support and hope that they enjoyed an informative evening.

“Thanks too, to Amy Canavan and Andy Belshaw from Pan Macmillan and to Mark Brisbourne from Malbank who was instrumental in us getting to use the school premises.”

To order ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’ please contact Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge via phone: 01270 611665, or email [email protected]

(Images courtesy of Jonathan White)

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Denise Lawson, Prue Leith, Peta Leith and Steve Lawson

The Vegetarian Kitchen cookbook on display at the event (1)

One Comment

  1. Jonathan says:

    Chris Cadman from local community radio station The Cat 107.9 FM spoke to Prue Leith when she visited Nantwich to promote her new book: http://listen.thisisthecat.com/prue-leith/

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