In conversation with former politician and star of Strictly, Ed Balls

When: Wednesday 20 October 2021Time: 15:00 - 16:00 BST

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This live session will be chaired by Marianne Fuller, Academy Manager at Mishcon de Reya and will be held virtually on Zoom. 

Ed Balls is a broadcaster, writer and economist and former politician. He is Professor of Political Economy at King’s College, London, a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-Chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation.  

As a former MP, Ed was UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2011-2015) and served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (2007-2010). Ed is married to Yvette Cooper MP and was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016. 

Ed will be discussing his new book Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food.  Appetite is a memoir with a twist: part autobiography, part cookbook, each chapter is a recipe that tells a story. Ed was taught to cook by his mother, and now he's passing these recipes on to his children as they start to fly the nest. Sitting around the table year after year, the world around us may change, but great recipes last a lifetime. Appetite is a celebration of love, family, and really good food. 

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