Write & Eat is an ongoing Silhouette Press project that invites authors and other creative types to chat, craft and chow-down at The POD’s Revive Café in Coventry.
The project is constantly evolving and after hosting a successful Pecha Kucha 20×20 event of quickfire presentations on food banks, global poverty and cheese in 2013, January’s Write & Eat was all about Sugar and Spice.
Several citizens joined an award-winning chef to create a variety of dishes from rocky road to spicy Moroccan chicken and were able to feed a number of café visitors. The poetry workshop focussed upon taking inspiration from the ingredients and spices used in cooking as a launchpad for poetic ideas, from climbing for mangos, a child’s first taste of pepper to a heart of Jerusalem artichoke meeting Carol Ann Duffy’s infamous onion.
Write & Eat meets Food Union is a free event that is open to everyone to attend and get involved with cooking a variety of dishes and/or writing about different aspects of food on the monthly theme.
The next Write & Eat sessions will be held on 12/2/2014 (Red Winter) and 14/2/2014 (as part of Love Arts and Creativity Event) at the usual times of 2pm to start cooking, a poetry workshop at 4.30pm and finishing at 6.30pm.
Write & Eat is supported by Coventry City Council in cooperation with The Peapod Collective and The POD.