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On Saturday 8th December, Max Minerva’s will be setting up a pop-up bookshop at the bakery, with a selection of their favourite cookery books to peruse and perhaps find a Christmas gift.


Max Minerva’s are a part of a new wave of independent bookshops. Recently opened in Westbury Park by Jessica and Sam it’s already firmly part of the local community with events, author readings and an ordering service to rival any of the online giants.


At the same time we will also be hosting some Bristol’s best food writers for book signings and to chat about their books.


8am – 10am Genevieve Taylor 

Author, food stylist and presenter Genevieve Taylor has written a number of books including most recently The Ultimate Wood Fired Cook Book. If you follow her on Instagram you’ll be rewarded with wonderful pictures of outdoor cooking (whatever the weather!) that goes way beyond the bbq classics. Her other books cover topics from soup, stews, pies and a whole book on the wonderful egg. Brilliant presents for experienced cooks and novices alike.


10am – 11am Lia Leendertz

Award-winning gardener and food writer Lia Leendertz’s 2019 Almanac revives the tradition of the rural almanac, connecting you with the months and seasons via moon-gazing, foraging, feast days, seasonal eating, meteor-spotting and gardening. This makes a wonderful gift for growers and food lovers giving a glimpse into the bounty of the coming year.


11am – noon Claire Thompson

Chef, food writer and mother, Claire is bringing a new approach to family cooking. Her first three books The 5 o’clock apron, National Trust Family Cookbook and the Art of the Larder are soon to be joined by New Kitchen Basics. Her recipes celebrate fresh ingredients, store cupboard basics and dishes the whole family will love to cook and eat.


The bakery will be open as normal from 7am to 3pm including mince pies and other seasonal treats