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Dinner: The Land Where Lemons Grow

Friday 8 April 2016



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Celebrated food writer Claudia Roden creates a citrus-themed menu based on Helena Attlee’s book, The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit. The price includes a drinks reception in the 18th-century Provost’s Lodgings and a three-course meal with wines and coffee. Dress: business suits.

The dinner is in celebration of a series of Italian-themed events at this year’s festival which include Attlee discussing the curious history of citrus-growing in Italy with leading Sicilian citrus farmers Rudolf and Benedikta von Freyberg. The Land Where Lemons Grow tells a history of Italy through its citrus-growing, from the arrival of citrons in second-century Calabria to the Slow Food movement of today.

Roden is winner of many awards, including six Glenfiddich awards, two Andre Simon awards, four World Gourmand awards, the James Beard Best Cookbook of the Year award in the USA, and the National Jewish Book Award in the USA. Her classic books include The Food of Italy and A Book of Middle Eastern Food. She speaks about her life and work at another festival event, and her 80th birthday is celebrated at a festival dinner on Thursday.

Programme of Italian literature and culture.