Pen Vogler is the author of Penguin’s Great Food series, she writes and reviews food history for the press and has recreated recipes from the past for BBC Television.


Pen will be ‘In Conversation’ with Kerry Potter


Calling All Foodies!


A History of Food and Class in Britain


The entertaining story of British cuisine, and the hidden role it plays in all our lives.


Avocado or beans on toast? Gin or claret?  Nut roast or game pie? Milk in first or milk in last? Do you have tea, dinner or supper in the evening?


In this fascinating social history of food in Britain, Pen Vogler examines the origins of our eating habits and reveals how they are loaded with centuries of class prejudice.  Scoff reveals how in Britain we have become experts at using eating habits to make judgements about social background.


Perfect for all foodies and those interested in social history.  Full of fascinating facts, featuring recipes and line drawings throughout.


A Book of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times, Independent and the Daily Mail


“A brilliant romp of a book that gets to the very heart of who we think we are, one delicious dish at a time” – Jay Raynor


“Utterly delicious” – Observer


“I loved it” – Monty Don

Wednesday 13th October | 6pm


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