There were no shortage of book recommendations flowing from this year's Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF). Authors, festival-goers and volunteers all had wonderful reading moments to share. We couldn't fit them all in one article, so we will spread them over three: SWF Part 1, SWF Part 2 and SWF Volunteers. Richard Fidler, Annabel Crabb and two festival-goers all share their reading and cookbook tips.
What a smashing few days we had at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. There was such a banquet of ideas and authors to choose from that we were spoilt for choice. This year, we interviewed Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan, Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood, the inimitable Richard Fidler, the amazing Annabel Crabb, Australia’s Sophie Green and Wales’ own Emma Glass.
Portrait of a recipeWord of Mouth TV caught up with Annabel Crabb at the Sydney Writers' Festival and asked her to name her favourite recipe. She volunteered her best go-to recipe - the meal she loves to cook when she's at home alone. This quick and delicious classic prima vera pasta sauce is easy to make and a delight to eat; and it is bound to please your vegetarian guests at dinner parties.
What an amazing journey it’s been. We started with a dream. We wanted to celebrate two things that we really love – cooking and reading. Wouldn’t it be fun, we thought, to cook a meal inspired by a book … and then invite the author of that book over to enjoy our feast and talk about their creative journey and inspirations. We had no money. We had no time. We had no idea. And it's been a blast!