The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is on the look out for a Gastronomic Writer in Residence
Each year the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre runs a residency programme as part of its outreach work. In the past the Museum has been host to some marvellous illustrators, poets, storytellers and animators who run Museum workshops as well as programmes within local schools. This year they’re on the look out for a food writer.
The post ties in not only with the 50th anniversary Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this year, but also reflects Roald Dahl’s passion for food. Inventive edible creations often appeared in his books from the lip-smacking, heart-stopping bogtrotter cake in Matilda, to the disgusterous snozzcumber in The BFG. Recipes for many of these can be found in Revolting Recipes. Published in 1994 it's choc-full of recipes taken from or inspired by Roald Dahl's characters and stories.
Perhaps less well known, however, are Roald Dahl’s true foodie credentials. As a boy he adored chocolate and, along with his school friends, would often carry out chocolate tasting for Cadburys. This love of food stayed with him throughout his life, as a quick look at The Roald Dahl Cookbook will testify. Packed with recipes, as well as stories and anecdotes about meal times in Roald Dahl’s family home, it’s a true insight into a family of food lovers.
It’s against this backdrop of colourful inventiveness and a passion for all things edible that the food writer in residence will work with the Museum from September to December 2014. The food writer is yet to be appointed so if you think you have what it takes, or know somebody who might, find full details on the Jobs page. Closing date 13 June.