Song-loving cook or food-loving musician? Either way, TGLE co-founder Cerys Matthews has been experimenting with music and food ever since she can remember. And on Saturday 14th September, on site at The Good Life, Cerys will host the national launch of her new book, Where The Wild Cooks Go, on the main stage.

Photo by Nenad Obradovich

Photo by Nenad Obradovich

From foraging and chewing on knotweed to cooking flapjacks and nettle soup as a young child, her interest in this planet's edibles has never waned. A life of touring guaranteed further culinary exploration: thousand-hole pancakes, amlou, roasted artichokes, vermouth with anchovy-filled green olives, death by chocolate, za'atar sprinkled on fresh tomatoes, hot baked soda bread, pineapple with chilli, crispy sage leaves and vegan haggis are just a few of the recipes Cerys shares in this book.

Cerys will officially launch her brand new book at TGLE. We can't think of anywhere better!


Wherever Cerys Matthews travels she loves to eat where the locals eat, drink the local brew, enjoying great food, songs and company. And she always wants to bring back what she's learnt when she comes home.

Now, out of a lifetime on the lookout for easy, tasty, flexible meals, Cerys dishes up her favourite tastes and sounds from around the globe, mixing them in with memories of her travels, stories and poems from each country and the odd killer cocktail. With these standout playlists on your system and a glass of wine on the go, get the pans bubbling and cook the world from your kitchen: the heart of the house, the middle of the action.

Tom Cronk