Join us for readings of Charles Dickens by Dmetri Kakmi, Barb Hughes and Lesley Musial with music by the wonderful Newport Fiddle & Folk Club's Newport Strings for a wonderful evening of words and wonder.
The poverty of Charles Dickens' childhood shaped his love of food and his use of it in his writing. He loved to entertain at either his home or local inns. His wife, Catherine Dickens, wrote her own cook book, 'What Shall We Have for Dinner?' published in 1851 with a forward by Dickens himself.
Dickens knew that food connected people in all sorts of ways and he used this for social comment, character development and expressing themes and plot in his books.
"There is no such passion in human nature, as the passion for gravy among commercial gentlemen". - Martin Chuzzlewit