Masterchef Finalist Alexina Anatole Introduces New Cookbook At Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party, 293 Gloucester Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS7 8PE

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Gloucester Road Books are teaming up with neighbours, Boston Tea Party, to host an event with 2021 Masterchef finalist, Alexina Anatole, who will be introducing her dynamic new cookbook, Bitter. Bitter is the first in a major new series of five titles which are set to become cookery classics. It features 80 accessible recipes that reveal how bitter flavours can add depth and complexity to cooking. The book also introduces the fascinating histories of some everyday foods and ingredients. Alexina Anatole will be in conversation with Bristol's very own culinary superstar, Elly Pear (Curshen), in what will be an exciting celebration of flavour and irresistible cuisine. And Alexina will be bringing along samples of a recipe from the book. Bitter has been receiving high praise since its recent publication. Nigella Lawson says: 'My 'bitter tooth' is pronounced... I gravitated greedily towards Alexina's book.' While Rukmini Iyer, author of the Roasting Tin series and India Express, calls it 'a gem of a cookbook... not only are the recipes fresh, fun and innovative, but her well-researched writing on the nature of bitter food is a pleasure to read - knowledgeable and generous.' The event is taking place at Boston Tea Party on the corner of Gloucester Road and Nevil Road in Bishopston on November 21st. Alexina Anatole started her career on a trading floor in the City of London, but an obsession with food was always present. In the last year of her twenties she decided - after years of watching the show - that she was finally ready to enter MasterChef. Weeks of competing resulted in her reaching the final of the 2021 season, coming runner up to champion Thomas Rhodes. The competition led her to realise that she might actually have a talent for cooking but, more importantly, it helped her to better understand her philosophy around food and flavour. Having read English at Cambridge University, she now finds herself becoming a food writer - and thus coming full circle. Elly Pear (Curshen) is the author of bestselling cookery books, Fast Days and Feast Days, Let's Eat, and Green. She is passionate about encouraging people to cook from scratch and try new things. Elly has appeared on numerous TV and Radio shows including Sunday Brunch, Women's Hour, and 6 Music's breakfast show. Elly is a Columnist for Waitrose Weekend and has contributed to a wide range of publications both online and in print, including Olive Magazine, Stella Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Delicious, Sainsbury's Magazine and Good Housekeeping.


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