From cheese and pineapple hedgehogs and treats with your nan, to the exquisite joy of a chip butty covered in vinegar and too much salt in the school canteen on a grey day, our food memories can take us vividly back in time in an instant. Intertwined with trauma, grief, love and hope, it’s often a familiar smell or taste that take us back to those life-defining moments. Sharing their own heartfelt and deliciously funny tales of food, friends and family, much-loved food critic and bestselling author Grace Dent (Hungry) and award-winning comedian Katy Wix (Delicacy) lift the lid on the central role that food can play in bringing us together or driving us apart. Chaired by Julia Leonard.

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