An evening with Prue and Peta Leith


Prue and Peta Leith will be in Nantwich on Tuesday 25th February 2020 (doors open 6pm, event starts at 7pm) to promote their new cookbook ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’.

The Vegetarian Kitchen includes one hundred heartwarming vegetarian and vegan recipes from Prue Leith – founder of Leiths School of Food and Wine, chef and Bake Off judge – and her niece Peta Leith, former pastry sous chef at the Ivy and lifelong vegetarian.

Their cookbook features simple, meat-free family dishes that they say bring delight to the extended Leith family table.

Recipes include: Slow-Roasted Tomato and Goat’s Cheese Galette, Black Bean Chilli with Lime Salsa, Blackberry and Lemon Pavlova and Stone Fruit Streusel Cake.

Prue and Peta said: “Nothing pleases us more than when we cook for staunch carnivores, and find them asking for second helpings and wanting to know the recipe.

“Our style of vegetarian cooking is simple, rustic and flavoursome. We’re not interested in foams and gels and edible flowers on every mouthful.

“Of course that style of cuisine has its place, but food is about nourishment, comfort and enjoyment.

“We use really good-quality, seasonal ingredients, and do only what’s necessary to them in order to make them taste fantastic.

“Vegetarian and vegan food should not be about compromising or missing out on anything; a really well-devised and well executed plant-based meal should be just as delicious (if not more so!) than any unrestricted meal.”

The event in Nantwich will include an introduction, a forty-five minute talk, question and answer session and book signing. Attendees are encouraged to submit their question(s) in advance.

The event will be held at Malbank School on Welsh Row.

Tickets cost £20 per person, which includes a copy of ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’ plus a glass of Prosecco, bucks fizz or orange juice on arrival.

There will also be a cash bar, run by Malbank School, proceeds from which will go to school funds.

Steve and Denise Lawson, from Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, said: “We are delighted that Prue Leith and Peta Leith are coming to Nantwich to promote their latest cookbook.

“Please book early to avoid disappointment.”


Prue Leith

Prue Leith has been at the top of the British food scene for nearly sixty years.

She has seen huge success not only as founder of the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine, but also as a Michelin-starred restaurateur, caterer, chef, teacher, tv cook, food journalist, novelist, and cookery book author.

Prue was born in South Africa and lives in the UK.


Peta Leith

Peta Leith, a pastry chef, has been vegetarian for her whole life, so is in the rare position of never having knowingly tried meat or fish.

She decided to pursue a career in pastry because she knew she wanted to work in kitchens but didn’t want to limit herself to working only in vegetarian restaurants.

She worked for a year with Claire Ptak at Violet Cakes, before leaving to study bread-making at the French Culinary Institute in New York.

On her return to London, she found a job in the pastry section of The Ivy, where she stayed and honed her skills over the next seven years.

This is her first cookbook.



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