Arts & Culture
Andi Oliver and The Pepperpot Diaries
27 April 2023
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre | £15
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Join the award-winning chef and broadcaster for a celebratory night out filled with storytelling, music and incredible flavours, as she introduces her long-awaited first cookbook The Pepperpot Diaries: Stories From My Caribbean Table.
In conversation with her daughter, TV presenter Miquita Oliver, Andi reveals the deeply personal journey of writing her first cookbook, reconnecting with the food she grew up eating, and the vibrant flavours and cherished ingredients that speak to her Antiguan British and broader Caribbean heritage and run through her heart and soul.
Discover a fascinating story of food that delves into the melting pot of cultural influences, history and rich ancestry that has uniquely shaped traditional and contemporary Caribbean cooking.
Oliver shares her favourite recipes, guaranteed to bring the delicious flavours of Caribbean food to your table, plus plenty of tales from her colourful career in food, music and TV.
Andi Oliver is a regular face on our TV screens, as the much-loved host of the BBC’s Great British Menu, Sky Arts Book Club Live, Channel 4’s Beat the Chef, Food Unwrapped, and contributing chef and host on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.
Oliver first rose to fame fronting the band Rip Rig + Panic with Neneh Cherry in 1981, before going on to establish a career in TV. Throughout her rich and varied career, Oliver has always come back to her work in the kitchen, perfecting her skills as a chef, and her love of sharing good food.
In 2022, Oliver explored her Caribbean heritage in a life-changing journey of personal and social exploration alongside her daughter Miquita Oliver; visiting the island of their heritage Antigua, the sister island of Barbuda, and Barbados, this was captured in the much-praised BBC2 series The Caribbean with Andi and Miquita.
Copies of Andi Oliver’s new book, The Pepperpot Diaries, are available to purchase as an optional add-on for £20 (RRP £27) when you buy a ticket to the talk. These may be collected at the event.
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Header Image: Andi Oliver. Photograph: Richard Grassie/Radio Times