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Tony Laithwaite: Vintage Stuff£9

As a teenager Tony was captivated by all things French: Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Tati… and vineyards. In Direct the Laithwaite’s Wine founder tells the funny, dramatic and fulfilling story of a passion project that began in a railway arch in Windsor 50 years ago and is now the worldwide number one home- delivery wine merchant. Hear fascinating tales from the vine from a man of great wit and charm. Interviewed by Jon Ryan.

This event is sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine, who will be providing a glass or two of wine.

Saturday September 28 - 04:00 pm
Town Hall

Laura Thomas with Clemmie Telford£12

Why do people make eating so complicated? Come and see Laura, nutritionist and author of Just Eat It, who helps people build healthy relationships with food and take control over their bodies to live free from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. Laura will be in conversation with Mother Of All Lists blogger Clemmie Telford for a special recording of her podcast Honestly.

Saturday September 28 - 06:30 pm
Festival Hub

Mary Berry£25 inc. book

We are delighted that Mary is back, now as a local resident, to talk about her latest book Quick Cooking, also the subject of her latest BBC series. She proves that simple, easy dishes are wonderfully flavoursome and nutritious, from Crumble Fish Pie to Upside- down Rhubarb Pudding. Our taste buds are on full alert for Mary and what is bound to be a sell-out event. Ticket includes a copy of Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking (RRP £22). Interviewed by Simon Williams.

This event is sponsored by Penningtons Manches Cooper

Saturday September 28 - 08:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Catherine Rogers: Gut Healthy£9

We live in an age where our knowledge about health and wellness increases year by year. One person we have to thank for that is Catherine whose book Gut Well Soon explores the science underpinning the health claims and misconceptions we have all heard but never fully understood. In particular, it explains why our gut bacteria is crucial to our mental and physical health, and explains what we can do to support it in a simple and accessible way. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Tuesday October 01 - 04:00 pm
Festival Hub

Olly Smith: Cocktails & Mocktails£12 incl. a free drink

These are the heady days of cocktails and no-one is more qualified to give us advice than Olly, Saturday Kitchen and Radio 2 regular, columnist for The Mail on Sunday’s Event and now author of Fizz: 80 joyful cocktails and mocktails for every occasion. The award-winning wine expert explains what goes with what and how his recipes cater for all tastes using the bubbles of Champagne, cava, cider, beer, soda or kombucha. In conversation with Sue Cook. This event is sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine & Mr Hobbs Gin

Thursday October 03 - 08:30 pm
Town Hall

Prue Leith£14

Caterer, restaurateur,TV cook, writer…oh, and judge on The Great British Bake Off.
Now that’s what you call multi-talented. A Festival favourite with her memoir and novels, Prue now returns to Henley with her first cookbook in 25 years My All-Time Favourite Recipes, a collection of fuss-free recipes from slow-cooked ratatouille to fast-roast teriyaki lamb. And has it been worth the wait? You bet it has. Interviewed by Jessica Jonzen. This event is sponsored by Mr Hobbs Gin.

Friday October 04 - 06:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi: Diabetes Weight Loss Cookbook£9

In 2012, much-loved Bray and London restaurateur Giancarlo – a familiar face from Return To Tuscany, Masterchef and more – was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It meant adopting a low-carb diet that has transformed his and his family’s health, and led to him losing almost 4 stone.Today, his diabetes is in remission. With his chef wife Katie, they have produced The Diabetes Weight-Loss Cookbook. As well as mouth- watering recipes to appeal to all, they offer advice on eating out, holidays and keeping active. In conversation with Sue Cook.

Saturday October 05 - 10:00 am
Town Hall

Laura Thomas with Clemmie Telford£12

Why do people make eating so complicated? Come and see Laura, nutritionist and author of Just Eat It, who helps people build healthy relationships with food and take control over their bodies to live free from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. Laura will be in conversation with Mother Of All Lists blogger Clemmie Telford for a special recording of her podcast Honestly.

Saturday September 28 - 09/28/2019 06:30 pm
Festival Hub

Catherine Rogers: Gut Healthy£9

We live in an age where our knowledge about health and wellness increases year by year. One person we have to thank for that is Catherine whose book Gut Well Soon explores the science underpinning the health claims and misconceptions we have all heard but never fully understood. In particular, it explains why our gut bacteria is crucial to our mental and physical health, and explains what we can do to support it in a simple and accessible way. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Tuesday October 01 - 10/01/2019 04:00 pm
Festival Hub

Mary Berry£25 inc. book

We are delighted that Mary is back, now as a local resident, to talk about her latest book Quick Cooking, also the subject of her latest BBC series. She proves that simple, easy dishes are wonderfully flavoursome and nutritious, from Crumble Fish Pie to Upside- down Rhubarb Pudding. Our taste buds are on full alert for Mary and what is bound to be a sell-out event. Ticket includes a copy of Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking (RRP £22). Interviewed by Simon Williams.

This event is sponsored by Penningtons Manches Cooper

Saturday September 28 - 09/28/2019 08:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Prue Leith£14

Caterer, restaurateur,TV cook, writer…oh, and judge on The Great British Bake Off.
Now that’s what you call multi-talented. A Festival favourite with her memoir and novels, Prue now returns to Henley with her first cookbook in 25 years My All-Time Favourite Recipes, a collection of fuss-free recipes from slow-cooked ratatouille to fast-roast teriyaki lamb. And has it been worth the wait? You bet it has. Interviewed by Jessica Jonzen. This event is sponsored by Mr Hobbs Gin.

Friday October 04 - 10/04/2019 06:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Tony Laithwaite: Vintage Stuff£9

As a teenager Tony was captivated by all things French: Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Tati… and vineyards. In Direct the Laithwaite’s Wine founder tells the funny, dramatic and fulfilling story of a passion project that began in a railway arch in Windsor 50 years ago and is now the worldwide number one home- delivery wine merchant. Hear fascinating tales from the vine from a man of great wit and charm. Interviewed by Jon Ryan.

This event is sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine, who will be providing a glass or two of wine.

Saturday September 28 - 09/28/2019 04:00 pm
Town Hall

Olly Smith: Cocktails & Mocktails£12 incl. a free drink

These are the heady days of cocktails and no-one is more qualified to give us advice than Olly, Saturday Kitchen and Radio 2 regular, columnist for The Mail on Sunday’s Event and now author of Fizz: 80 joyful cocktails and mocktails for every occasion. The award-winning wine expert explains what goes with what and how his recipes cater for all tastes using the bubbles of Champagne, cava, cider, beer, soda or kombucha. In conversation with Sue Cook. This event is sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine & Mr Hobbs Gin

Thursday October 03 - 10/03/2019 08:30 pm
Town Hall

Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi: Diabetes Weight Loss Cookbook£9

In 2012, much-loved Bray and London restaurateur Giancarlo – a familiar face from Return To Tuscany, Masterchef and more – was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It meant adopting a low-carb diet that has transformed his and his family’s health, and led to him losing almost 4 stone.Today, his diabetes is in remission. With his chef wife Katie, they have produced The Diabetes Weight-Loss Cookbook. As well as mouth- watering recipes to appeal to all, they offer advice on eating out, holidays and keeping active. In conversation with Sue Cook.

Saturday October 05 - 10/05/2019 10:00 am
Town Hall