A Stranger In My Mother’s Kitchen by Celine Marchbank

Saturday 13 May 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dewi Lewis Publishing, P03, Publishers

A Stranger In My Mother’s Kitchen © Celine Marchbank

After her mother’s death in 2010, Celine Marchbank started to clear out her mother’s house, sorting through everything she had left behind. As she stood staring at the boxes in her home, still in a state of shock, she began to discover her recipes, beautiful handwritten notes. Her mother Sue Miles, had been a head-chef for 40 years; described in her obituary in The Guardian as ‘the doyenne of the British restaurant revolution’ She was also one of the first female head chefs in Britain.

This is not a cookbook. It is a book that shares a universal story of loss whilst also celebrating a food legacy. The book includes colour photographs, writings on grief, text contributions and a selection of 17 printed recipes as inserts in the book.