The Storyteller’s Supper – An Interview with Taffy Thomas

This is a bonus episode of an interview I did with Taffy Thomas MBE about his wonderful new treasury of food folk tales and recipes, beautifully illustrated by Dotty Kultys. We had a lovely conversation all about stories and food and if you want to find out all about this fantastic new book and listen to a true master of the storytelling craft including two stories he shared then this is the episode for you.

The interview starts quite abruptly but you’ll soon find out why …….

This is what the publisher says about the book:

‘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.’

Over the last fifty years, Taffy Thomas has shared the stage with noted Lakeland chefs, who have tickled his palate with tastings and  information about dishes and ingredients, which he uses to season these  magical stories, telling the oral history of food.

This feast of traditional tales is spiced up with the rhymes and riddles that always enrich Taffy’s work, as well as charming illustrations from artist Dotty Kultys, and will appeal to all who savour stories and food.

If you’d like to find out more about the book you can visit The History Press and find options to buy the book.

You can also buy the book directly at

Taffy’s website is here if you would like to find out more about what he’s doing currently.

You can also buy CDs and downloads of some of his folktale collections at One Row Records.