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Join us for an evening with Di Murrell, talking about her gentle journeys across France on a barge.

Her main preoccupation is culinary in ensuring that tasty food arrives on the table each day. Her ingredients are acquired from local markets, dug from a lock keepers garden or even foraged along the towpath. The results are always seasonal and local to the region.

Di’s talk is the result of a life spent on the waterways of Europe. During her travels, she talks to lock keepers, skippers of working barges and anyone else who garners their recipes from the environs of the canal. She enjoys good champagne, foie grass and truffles (who doesn’t) and this leads to an eclectic mix of simple and sophisticated cooking. Her boating life is full of small events and chance encounters and her combination of travel and food make a cruise on the French canals a very attractive prospect.

Di has written extensively on travel and cuisine and in 2020 was the UK winner of the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards for Food Tourism and was also shortlisted for the Best in World 2020 World Gourmand Cookbook Award for Food Tourism. She is also a member of the Guild of Food Writers.

Branch
IWA Chiltern Branch
Event Dates

Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Location

Rickmansworth

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A Foodie on French Canals

Join us for an evening with Di Murrell, talking about her gentle journeys across France on a barge.

Her main preoccupation is culinary in ensuring that tasty food arrives on the table each day. Her ingredients are acquired from local markets, dug from a lock keepers garden or even foraged along the towpath. The results are always seasonal and local to the region.

Di’s talk is the result of a life spent on the waterways of Europe. During her travels, she talks to lock keepers, skippers of working barges and anyone else who garners their recipes from the environs of the canal. She enjoys good champagne, foie grass and truffles (who doesn’t) and this leads to an eclectic mix of simple and sophisticated cooking. Her boating life is full of small events and chance encounters and her combination of travel and food make a cruise on the French canals a very attractive prospect.

Di has written extensively on travel and cuisine and in 2020 was the UK winner of the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards for Food Tourism and was also shortlisted for the Best in World 2020 World Gourmand Cookbook Award for Food Tourism. She is also a member of the Guild of Food Writers.

Details

Time

8:00pm

Address

Batchworth Lock Canal centre
Canal Bridge
99 Church Street
Rickmansworth
WD3 1JD
Access via steps from bridge.

Chiltern Branch venue details (pdf)

Parking

4 closest places are (free parking after 6.30pm):

  • Moor Lane layby (street parking)
  • Church Street (street parking)
  • Talbot Road (council car park) WD3 1EY
  • Ebury Road (council car park) WD3 1BH

Please note: Do not park in Aquadrome for evening events as gates close at 8pm.

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Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth WD3 1JD, UK

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