Birmingham Literature Festival

SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER | 2pm | £35 (+booking fee)

A Half-Baked Idea: Afternoon Tea

with Olivia Potts

As part of the Birmingham Literature Festival join chef and award-winning food writer Olivia Potts for a delicious afternoon tea, where over sandwiches, scones and cakes she will discuss her moving and beautiful debut book A Half Baked Idea.

At the moment her mother died, Olivia was baking a cake. She was trying to impress the man who would later become her husband. Meanwhile, 275 miles away, her mother was dying. In the grief-stricken months that followed, Olivia came home from her job as a criminal barrister miserable and tired and baked soda bread, pizza, and chocolate banana cake. Even when it went badly (which was often), cooking brought her comfort. So she concocted a plan: she would begin a newer happier life, filled with fewer magistrates and more macaroons. She left the bar for Le Cordon Bleu, plunging headfirst into the eccentric world of patisserie.

The afternoon tea will include a selection of sandwiches. scones, cakes and tea. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

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