How to write about food with Myfanwy Alexander and Jon Gower
Date: Sunday, 12th June 2022
Venue: The Dragon Hotel Bistro
Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Tickets: £10 (not including lunch)
Food is big business, whether we’re running a restaurant, sourcing local ingredients or just enjoying the fruits of a chef’s labours. But, in the era where everyone can share their views of the food they’ve eaten, how do we know where we can find the best food? Whose opinion can we trust? That’s where the work of food critics and writers comes in, the people skilled in crafting reliable reviews that are published in places that give those opinions credibility, like taste.blas, the magazine and website dedicated to great Welsh food and drink.
This hands-on workshop session for aspiring food writers is run by taste.blas regulars, Jon Gower and Myfanwy Alexander. Participants will choose from The Dragon Hotel’s Sunday lunch menu, tucking in while they’re guided through the process of writing an impactful review – and then having a go themselves. The best review will be published in taste.blas itself.
Spaces are limited so look out your best bib and tucker and book your ticket now. Sunday lunch is provided by The Dragon Hotel and not included within the ticket price. Payment can be made on the day and costs £13.95 for 1 course, £18.95 for 2 courses or £23.95 for three courses.
Myfanwy Alexander is the author of four novels following the adventures of Inspector Daf Dafis of Dyfed Powys Police. Best sellers in Welsh, two have been published in English. In 2020, Bloody Eisteddfod was adapted for radio and broadcast on Radio 4, Radio Cymru and Radio Wales. Myfanwy’s popular Radio Wales satire series, The LL Files, ran for 13 series and won her a Sony Comedy Award. She has contributed to many radio programmes on various stations, including Radio 4’s Pick of the Week, Round Britain Quiz and PM, and has also written for TV, including BBC Wales Teach Yourself to Be Welsh; the sketch show series Large, and the S4C film Tân a Thân.
Jon Gower has over forty books to his name, in Welsh and English, including The Story of Wales which accompanied the landmark BBC series, An Island Called Smith which gained the John Morgan Travel Writing Award, and Y Storïwr which won the Wales Book of the Year award. He is a former BBC Wales arts and media correspondent and was for many years the presenter of Radio Wales’ arts’ programme First Hand. His next books will be Y Diwedd, which completes his Welsh language crime trilogy, to be published in September and The Turning Tide: A Biography of the Irish Sea, due out from Harper North in February 2023.