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Diana Henry: A Life Through Food (Part 2)

May 24th, 2016

Episode 601 of 647 episodes

Food writer Diana Henry has just collected a James Beard Award in America for her latest book 'A Bird in the Hand'. Straight from the plane she joined Sheila Dillon at the Bristol Food Connections Festival. In Part 1 of the interview she shared about growing up in Antrim, how a revelatory French exchange fuelled her excitement about cooking and starting out in TV. She shared works by Naguib Mahfouz and Seamus Heaney. In this second part, she shares more of her chosen excerpts on food - including memoirs, online journalism and restaurant reviews - and explains what each of the authors bring that inspires and excites her. The podcast including both parts of this interview are available from this programme page. Readers: Rebecca Ripley and Sam Woolf Presented by Sheila Dillon Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock.

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