A Curious Absence of Chickens: a Journal of Life, Food and Recipes from Puglia – the new book from Sophie Grigson
Sophie Grigson – A Curious Absence of Chickens: A Journal of Life, Food and Recipes from Puglia
Publication date – 8th July 2021
Sophie Grigson is a cook, food writer and television presenter with over 20 books to her name and nine television series for BBC, Channel 4 and UKTV Food. She has also written columns and articles for the Evening Standard, Independent, Sunday Times, Country Living, BBC Good Food and Waitrose Food Illustrated.
During this time she has been raising her children, running her cookery school in Oxford and presenting television shows for The Travel Channel. On impulse, after interviewing Russell Norman about his book, Venice, in 2019, she sold or gave away the majority of her belongings and packed herself into her small car to move to Puglia in the south of Italy.
Here, Donald Sloan talks to Sophie about her new life in Puglia.