Author of First Ascent (the untold story), Harriet Tuckey, came in to talk Everest: altitude, hydration, diet, oxygen, hypothermia; In a nutshell, the science of outdoors pursuits, but also about her remarkable relationship with her Dad, the inimitable scientist / physiologist Griffith Pugh . Fascinating to read and hear about the flaws of The Royal Geographic Society, and the Alpine Club’s mad bigotry against the working and lower middle classes ‘whiff of tradesman’.
I’ll be sharing the flavours, ingredients, cocktails and tunes that have inspired me over a lifetime of cooking and travelling. I will indulge you with some poetry readings and a sprinkling of singing, playing a few of my favourite songs from the countries that I’ve visited.
Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a discounted copy of Where the Wild Cooks Go with your ticket by choosing the book-with-ticket option (book RRP £27).
Find out more information here https://www.penguin.co.uk/events/2019/cerys-matthews-where-the-wild-cooks-go-tour.html
I will be signing books after the event.
It was a huge pleasure spending time in Liverpool, meeting many of you as part of the BBC 6 Music festival.
Phil Wear from Liverpool cycle tours took us on a virtual bike tour of the city, I interviewed Chris Taylor from Parr Street Studios and introduced poets Amita Ariq, Jess Green and Roger McGough who read from his new book Joined Up Writing.
As for me, a huge trip on the horizon as we head to Kathmandu then to Everest to hike in the incomparable Himalaya. I’m looking forward to meeting the people who make their home in these mountains and finding out more about the Rhododendron, Orchid and other indigenous plant life, plus of course to see in the flesh exactly how far the peaks reach into the sky.
Huge love as ever for all the support over the years, I’ll see you on the other side.