Sat, 10 July 2021

10:00 am - 10:45 am BST

Inkspots with Allegra McEvedy

Junior Bake Off Judge and Author of Jolly Good Food

Join Allegra McEvedy for this livestream cook-along event and find out how to make recipes inspired by the beloved stories of Enid Blyton – all served with lashings of ginger beer!

Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls, or tea parties with the Folk of the Faraway Tree?

Allegra McEvedy has. She is a famous chef who has travelled the world, cooked for an American President, and run award-winning restaurants. But she fell in love with Enid Blyton’s books aged 7 and has been thinking about the mouth-watering descriptions of chewy macaroons and cold lemonade ever since.

Her latest cookbook, Jolly Good Food, features 42 exciting recipes which will help you to recreate the magic of Blyton’s books in your own kitchen. With lively illustrations and extracts from Blyton’s stories, it promises fun for the whole family.

In this special cook-along event, Allegra will take you through all the steps to make a delicious treat fit for the Secret Seven. It will be sure to get young chefs excited about cooking and help bring Blyton’s iconic books to life.

Don’t miss the chance to get busy in the kitchen and learn from an expert cook.


Inkspots is a new series of free, weekly livestream events connecting young minds with their favourite authors and storytellers. Join live on Saturday mornings or watch a replay at your leisure.

This event is held in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life. You can find out more about their work, access their resources and donate here.

Cover copyright © Mark Beech 2017

Allegra McEvedy

Chef, Writer and Broadcaster

Allegra McEvedy MBE is a highly respected chef, writer and broadcaster whose philosophy is that good food should be available to everyone. In 2004 she co-founded the multi-award winning healthy fast food chain LEON and recently re-opened Albertine, a wine bar/restaurant that her mother set up in the 70s. Allegra was a judge on CBBC’s Junior Bake Off with Nadiya Husain, has presented several TV series across various channels and is a regular guest on BBC Radio London and Radio 4.