Allan Jenkins is editor ofObserver Food Monthly. He was previously editor of the Observer Magazine, food and drink editor on the Independent newspaper and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish sea.
For the Observer Food Monthly editor, who was raised in children’s homes and foster care, growing food and flowers has been his saving and his solace. In his garden journal cum memoir, extracted here, he unearths his roots.
What is the evening about
Upon arrival a glass of wine or beer will be offered. To begin with, Allan will present his book and talk about his journey. Then we'll eat. We'll be serving tasty soup and bread for everyone, and, needless to say, it will all be homemade.
We'll then proceed to the second half of the evening, a moderated Q&A session, which could perhaps fade into a more private discussion over a couple of more beers or glasses of wine. Our bar will stay open until 11pm, so you can keep discussing with Carolyn, the new people you've met or the friends and colleagues you've brought along.
What to know about Allan Jenkins and his book
You can read Allan's article about the content and release of his book here.