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Institute of Interesting Ideas Spring Series: Matt Preston

Head down the coast and hear one of Australia's most celebrated food writers talk veggies, 'Masterchef' and cookbooks.
By Jasmine Crittenden and Concrete Playground
October 28, 2019
By Jasmine Crittenden and Concrete Playground
October 28, 2019

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As if uncrowded beaches and fresh air weren't enough to get you down to the south coast, the spring series of talks by the Institute of Interesting Ideas is also a reason to visit. Taking place by the sea at The Pavilion Kiama, this conversation series features healthy-living celebrities, such as celebrated food writer and TV personality Matt Preston.

Preston's had his fingers in many pies over the years, appearing on TV as well as regularly writing for publications around the country. So, if you're a fan of the man, you can catch him talking food, glorious food while promoting his new book, More.

From 5pm on Thursday, November 21, you can pick up a copy of the new book and enjoy a drink and some canapes (all samples from the cookbook) before sitting down to hear the former Masterchef Australia judge discuss all things food with journalist and director of Institute of Interesting Ideas Naima Brown. The talk proper starts at 6pm and Preston will be talking about the importance of veggies — More is a vegetarian and vegan cookbook. While Preston is neither vegetarian or vegan, he heroes vegetables and their incredible flavour, texture and vibrancy. So, if you're a fan of veg-heavy dishes, Preston's new book could be your new weeknight go-to. After the talk, you can ask Preston some questions in the Q&A, plus he'll be signing copies of More.

The event has limited availability so we suggest you get in quick — and you can do so here.

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