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The Storyteller’s Supper with Taffy Thomas MBE

17 May 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Friday 17 May, 6-8pm

Enjoy a feast of food and folk tales! Join us for an unforgettable evening of stories paired with a delicious specially curated three-course meal.

As a special addition to the East Anglian Storytelling Festival on 17-19 May, we welcome guests to immerse themselves in an intimate and inspiring storytelling supper with world renowned storyteller Taffy Thomas MBE.

This is a rare opportunity to experience this wonderful storyteller live and enjoy tales and dishes from his captivating book The Storytellers Supper. Embark on a culinary and narrative journey as you dine in our café, where traditional tales are spiced with Taffy’s signature rhymes and riddles.

Accompanied by traditional folk musician Mossy Christian, this event promises to delight all who savour stories, music and food!

Ticket holders for this exclusive event also gain access to the full evening program of the festival following the meal.


The Storyteller’s Menu

  • Turnip & Sage soup with the Parsley Queen’s herb scones
  • Cheshire Cheese & Onion pie with Kitchen Garden salad with Queen Bee’s honey dressing
  • Poor Man’s poached pears with Grasmere gingerbread and rum butter
  • Coffee or tea


About Taffy Thomas MBE

Taffy Thomas is a patron of the Society for Storytelling and the first Laureate for Storytelling. In 2001 he was awarded an MBE for services to storytelling and charity. Taffy has a repertoire of more than 300 stories built by working with great traditional storytellers across the country, making him one the most experienced English storytellers.

The Storyteller’s Supper is a collection of food folk tales – a fusion of Taffy’s collection of traditional folk stories and dishes, ingredients and techniques from chefs he’s worked with throughout his travels. “You and me, me and you, we all bring something to the stew, From the tales we tell, to the food we’ve got, we all bring something to the pot.” – Taffy Thomas MBE.


About Mossy Christian

Mossy Christian is a talented folk musician based in Lincolnshire.  Described as ‘one of the true new custodians of the tradition’ he is much in demand at festivals and folk clubs with his fantastic repertoire of songs, tunes and stories from Lincolnshire and beyond.



£40.00 per person – including a special three course themed meal and glass of wine, storytelling performances, tea and coffee, and post-event entry to the Storytelling Festival.

A bar will be available also for the purchase of extra drinks.

Adult size menu only available for this event – children welcome with purchase of a standard ticket.

Seating arranged on entry, on some occasions you might share a table.

If you have specific dietary requirements, please let us know at ellen@foodmuseum.org.uk