Guest blog entry from Matthew Fort | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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I’m so delighted to introduce Matthew Forts guest blog entry. Here Matthew whets the appetite by sharing his expectation for the first ever Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine…

‘Reading other people’s blogs, it makes you think. Well, it makes me think anyway. and what it makes me think is crikey, they’re all so well organised. Thoughts as clear as gin. Firm sense of direction. Calm, order, sense, purpose. Even counting down the days. Well, I’m none of these things. I know I’ve got to chat with the magisterial John Mckenna at some point; listen keenly to the fiery young radicals of food writing, Stevie Parle, Rachel Allen, Claire Ptak, Thomasina Miers and Donal Skehan at another; finally try and bring order to Stephanie Alexander, David Thompson, Rowley Leigh, Madhur Jaffrey, Claudia Roden and Ben Reade. Blimey. This is like the finest attacking line up ever put together. Formidable folk every one of them. The words wing and prayer spring to mind. Look for me in the bar. Whatever happens, it’ll be a riot of words, food & fun, not necessarily in that order, and possibly with the emphasis on the word ‘riot’.


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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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