Asma Khan and William Sitwell: Food For Thought
Join two of the most prominent names in British food culture, restaurateur Asma Khan and restaurant critic William Sitwell, as they sit down with host Jess Ho for a lively conversation about their careers in food and media, and the state of dining today.
Exclusively for the Wheeler Centre’s World of Words, two of the most prominent names in British food culture, restaurateur Asma Khan and restaurant critic William Sitwell, sit down with host Jess Ho for a lively conversation about their careers in food and media, and the state of dining today.
Asma Khan, the restaurateur behind the award-winning Darjeeling Express, is known for her commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and social change through food. William Sitwell, a renowned restaurant critic and author of The Restaurant, offers a broad view of how and why we eat, from ancient history to modern times.
Providing unique insights and provocative perspectives on a range of issues – from the rise (and fall) of fine dining to the role of popular culture food media – these two titans of the food industry, alongside influential Australian food writer Jess Ho, are sure to serve a spicy conversation.
This event is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.
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World of Words
From South Korea to Mozambique, the UK to Vietnam, India to the USA – World of Words brings together some of the world’s most exciting writers and thinkers as they share insights, ideas and inspiration from their internationally acclaimed careers.
Jess Ho is best known for their take-no-prisoners opinions on the hospitality industry. They were the food and drink editor for Time Out Melbourne, having previously contributed to several bar and restaurant guides for the publication along with countless reviews. Jess has also been published in T... Read more
Asma Khan is one of the UK and India’s brightest culinary stars. An award-winning chef, best-selling cookbook author and the owner of London’s famed Darjeeling Express restaurant. She sits on the Mayor’s Business Advisory Board and is an Honorary Fellow at Oxford University. Asma is the first ... Read more
William Sitwell is one of the UK’s leading food writers. Restaurant critic for The Telegraph and a feature writer and commentator for that paper he is also one of the long-standing judges on the BBC hit show MasterChef. The author of a number of internationally best-selling books his latest is The... Read more
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