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Spoken Word Saturday 15 June, 2019 7:30pm

Jay Rayner – The Ten (Food) Commandments

The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act.

Enter our new culinary Moses, the legendary restaurant critic Jay Rayner, with a new set of hand-tooled commandments for this food-obsessed age. He deals once and for all with questions like whether it is ever okay to covet thy neighbour’s oxen (it is), eating with your hands (very important indeed) and if you should cut off the fat (no).

After a hugely successful run of Live dates in 2014-16 that featured Jay’s previous publication, My Dining Hell, and saw him examine our love affair with lousy reviews, Jay is embarking on a whole new tour. The Ten (Food) Commandments combines reportage and anecdotes with recipes worthy of adoration & in this audio-visual romp Jay Rayner attempts to lead us to the edible Promised Land.

Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, best known for his work as a Masterchef judge & restaurant critic for the Observer. He is a former Critic of the Year and Restaurant Critic of the Year, and in the 2014 British Press Awards he was shortlisted for both Critic of the Year and Specialist Journalist of the Year. In a recent survey of journalists and the public by UK Press Gazette Jay was voted the most influential food and drink journalist in Britain. He likes pig.


The annual Bridport Food Festival is organised by the Bridport Local Food Group, a volunteer run ‘not for profit’ group whose overall aim it to promote and support the areas fantastic food and drink industry and to encourage people to eat healthily and eat locally.

The 2019 Food Festival is taking place from Sunday  9th–   Saturday 15thJune.    During the week – Sunday to Friday there will be a programme of foodie-based events including tastings, tours of different producers’ establishments, special festival menus, masterclasses, quizzes, talks and films.  The week culminates with the showcase event at Asker Meadows, a day of foodie fun and celebration for all tastes and age groups.  Running alongside will be the Bridport Roundtable’s Beer Festival, with over 60 beers and ciders for visitors to try.

For more information and to keep up to date with what is happening visit follow Bridport Food Festival on facebook, twitter and instagram



Dates & Tickets

Saturday 15 June, 20197:30pm Buy Tickets
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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

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