THE Observer restaurant critic, chairman of BBC Radio 4's Kitchen Cabinet and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner will reveal his Ten Food Commandments at the Milton Rooms, Malton, on November 23 at 8pm.

Like a culinary Moses, Rayner has stepped up to the plate to declare his new rules, such as "Always worship leftovers", "Do not cut off the fat" and "Eat with your hands".

Is it is ever OK to covet thy neighbour's oxen? Rayner will let you know as he combines reportage and anecdotes from his career as a critic with recipes worthy of adoration in an audio-visual romp that leads his audience to the edible Promised Land.

"This is a mouth-watering evening for foodies everywhere,” says Merryn Wilderspin, chairman of trustees at the Milton Rooms. “We are delighted to be welcoming Jay. He is a man with interesting and humorous insights into the world of the food industry and will surely leave audience members wanting more when he comes to Malton.”

Rayner's visit coincides with the release of his tenth book, Wasted Calories And Ruined Nights: A Journey Deeper Into Dining Hell: a collection of 20 of his most unfortunately memorable dining experiences from recent years, including Le Cinq, Beast and Farm Girl Café. Copies will be on sale on the night, with Rayner no doubt on hand to sign them after the show.

Tickets for Jay Rayner’s Ten (Food) Commandments can be booked at or on 01653 696240. Doors open at 7.30pm.