The Good Life Experience

15/09/2018

Olia Hercules will be doing a demonstration at The Good Life Experience Festival (Sep 14-17) at the Gladstone’s Farm in Hawarden, North Wales.

Details TBC

Sunday Brunch on Channel Four

23/09/2018

Olia Hercules will be cooking seasonal Eastern European dishes live on Sunday Brunch.

Details TBC.

Spring Talk

24/09/2018

Spring, Skye Gyngell’s acclaimed restaurant in the New Wing of Somerset House, has announced details of its first Food Writers Festival this September, set to involve four of the UK’s top food writers for a programme of talks accompanied by afternoon tea.

An extension of the restaurant’s popular set of talks ‘The Salon Series’, which sees like-minded individuals engage in discussions on topics close to Skye’s and Spring’s ethos, the festival will involve a different writer headlining every Monday throughout the month. Here the writers will discuss their love of recipes, writing and the inspiration behind their latest works.

Taking place in Spring’s bright foliage-filled Salon, the talks will commence at 3pm and will include a light afternoon tea and selection of house-made cordials and soft drinks for guests to enjoy alongside the lively discussion. Lasting around two hours, the intimate event will include readings from the author’s books, a discussion surrounding the author’s chosen topic, before opening the floor to a Q&A to finish at 5pm.

Finishing off the line-up will be Olia Hercules, Ukranian chef and author of ‘Mamushka’ and ‘Kaukasis’ who will be discussing her love of the food of Eastern Europe on Monday, September 24th. Focusing on the region of Caucasus, the vibrant area bridging Europe and Asia and incorporating Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran, Russia and Turkey, Olia will be discussing her experience growing up in Ukraine and what inspired her to shed light on the food of this little-known culinary region.

Tickets for each event in September at Spring’s Salon are available to purchase here.

Ferrara Festival

06/10/2018

On October 6th, Olia will take part in a panel discussion on food writing with Anya Von Bremzen and Rachel Roddy. The panel will be in English, with Italian translation, and it will be moderated by Andrea Pipino, journalist of Internazionale.

The festival is a cultural event featuring influential authors and journalists from all over the world. Through conferences, debates and discussions, the guest speakers are able to interact with the Italian audience on subjects such as international politics, current affairs, finance, old and new media, and culture. Over the years the festival has established itself as one of the biggest events of its kind in Italy, drawing an attendance of over 76,000 in 2017, and hosting high profile international guests such as Arundhati Roy, Angela Davis, Alice Waters, Jonathan Nossiter and Jared Diamond.

Leith’s School of Food and Wine Cookery Class

23/11/2018

Olia will be teaching an Eastern European cookery class.

Details TBC