TV Chef Offers Food for Thought at Off The Shelf

6th October 2016

TV chef and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be sharing recipes and tips from his new book The River Cottage A-Z with an audience at Sheffield Hallam University as part of this year's Off The Shelf festival.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Off The Shelf is now one of the largest literary festivals in the UK, attracting some of the best known names in literature and media to Sheffield every year. As part of the festival Hugh will discuss his new book - which is a collection of more than 350 recipes - at Sheffield Hallam's Pennine Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 12 October. Hugh will also talk about some of the issues raised in his BBC series Hugh's War On Waste. Other upcoming Off The Shelf events include explorer Jason Lewis who will share his remarkable story of crocodile attacks, blood poisoning, malaria, altitude sickness, two broken legs, and incarceration for suspected espionage during his pioneering 13 year journey around the planet, on 13 October. On 28 October, political stalwart Alan Johnson will return to Sheffield Hallam University to discuss the third of his award-winning memoirs ­- The Long and Winding Road - as he chronicles the world of Westminster and the life of a hard-working MP. For more information on Off the Shelf, including the full programme of 200 events across the city, visit

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