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Monday, 23 January 2023

Lit and Sci

Chasing the Dram: the world of taste and whisky

Speaker: Rachel McCormac

Sat 25 February 2023
7.30pm (bar from 6.30pm)
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
£8 (tickets from Town Hall, (weekdays. cash/chq only) or online at Ticket Source


Rachel McCormack is a broadcaster and writer, known mostly as a panelist on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet. She is the author of Chasing the Dram, finding the spirit of whisky, a wonderful description of her journey visiting the many distilleries in Scotland.

Her repertoire ranges from whisky and chocolate tastings to cooking demonstrations with her customary warmth and wit making her sessions very popular with both the audience and the organisers.

Rachel's aim in life is to help people to drink great drinks, cook great food and have a great time with their friends. At the event in Hebden Bridge, Rachel will explain in her own inimitable style what she has learned about Scotland's national drink, how much she sacrificed herself to learn it while giving you a chance to try some whisky with her and possibly some other things beside.

Rachel spent most of her twenties in Spain, specifically in Catalonia catching their obsession with food and cooking. She has taught Catalan and other Spanish cooking classes around the country for many years along with writing articles in various magazines and newspapers.

She was instrumental in helping to create the street food revolution in London as she set up the Ropewalk section of the Maltby Street Market in 2012.

Rachel has hosted and presented at various food and drink festivals in Spain and throughout the UK. She has achieved Superstar status at the Also Festival, a "Festival of Ideas" which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year at Compton Verney, Warwickshire. 

This event, presented by The Lit & Sci promises to be an informative and very lively evening.

Tickets are £8, available from Ticket Source and Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Mon-Fri, 9.30-3.30, cash/chq only)

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