There is washing up in the sink, the laundry basket needs sorting and the bathroom has to be cleaned. But all of that can wait; first of all there is coffee, a slice of date and walnut cake and Nigella Lawson latest book Eat, Cook, Repeat to be savoured. We love how she questions and defines "What is a recipe?" It is, superficially such a simple question, but recipes carry with them so much more than lists of ingredients and sets of instructions. They carry history with them, they link us through geography, the echoes of past lives and strong emotions are ever present and they also present us with new opportunities, the chance to explore the new, while savouring the old. A good recipe is also a story. Nigella sums this up thus: "The recipes I write come from my life, my home. They tell a story, that story is mine; I could not tell another's." For the next hour, there will be peace and quiet and immersion in a sea of words, drifting from time to time to the buoys of Jonathan Lovekin's delightful photos.