The kitchenmaid and the wine writer at Booktown

The Kitchenmaid and the Wine Writer talk Homecooked

Join Wellington food author Lucy Corry and I for a live book launch and mini food festival in Featherston on Saturday 20 November from 3pm to 4pm at Anzac Hall, 62 Bell St, Featherston

I hope you can join Lucy Corry and I for a great afternoon of fun, food and chat about her inspiration for home cooking. Details follow, along with brief bios of both Lucy and I (written in third person).

There will also be a mini food festival held in the Anzac Hall with an espresso cart outside the hall. Social distancing applies all round.

  • This event is the official launch of food writer Lucy Corry’s new book Homecooked, available for purchase and signing by the author on the day.
  • It will be held on Saturday 20 November in New Zealand’s only official booktown, Featherston, at the foot of the Remutaka Ranges.
  • Social distancing applies, details below.

“Start with toast – make sure you can see teeth marks in the butter – and see where it takes you,” says Lucy, of her new book and her philosophy when it comes to enjoying food that’s been prepared with love and fresh ingredients.

About Lucy Corry

Lucy has written for NZ Life & Leisure, Canvas, Sunday, Your Weekend, Frankie, Cuisine, Nadia Journal, Gourmet Traveller,, and rnz. She coauthored the Ockham award winning Hiakai: Modern Māori Cuisine and wrote the Burger Wellington cookbook.

About Joelle Thomson

Joelle writes for The Drop (USA), Good magazine, NZ Winegrower and Drinksbiz as well as She has written for The NZ Herald, Dominion Post, MiNDFOOD, Vogue Living, NZ Home & Entertaining, Urbis, Urbis Landscapes and many other lifestyle magazines. She is the author of 15 books about wine and has a new book in the pipeline for launch pre Christmas this year, which is a guide to New Zealand’s most beautiful wine regions, most visitable wineries, nearby cycleways, walks and things to do.

Book sales and food fair

The new book will be for sale, thanks to Featherston’s bookshop, Chicken and Frog Bookstore, and she will be available to sign it during an artisanal food fair that begins at 1 pm in the Anzac Hall complex before the talk.

  • The food fair will feature food producers from the South Wairarapa and cookbook stalls. There will be stalls outside the hall including a coffee cart.

The event will be held in association with Benn and Erin of Property Brokers Featherston.

Social distancing

The event will be held in accordance with Level 2 restrictions. All attendees must wear a mask and scan their COVID app or sign in for contact tracing.

If there is a change of COVID level back to level 3 or 4, this event will be postponed

Buy tickets here

Tickets are $25 plus booking fees and are available here on Eventfinda.

Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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