Saturday Afternoon in the Grainstore at #Litfest16 | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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The more that we talk about the Grainstore at #Litfest16 the more enthused we get about the ‘Our Food- What’s The Story’ talks and the speakers we have lined up. The Saturday afternoon session is going to bring magic, music, cheese and much more to #Litfest16.
Following on from the Saturday morning session, Saturday afternoon has an equally exciting line up with speakers jetting in from all over the world; including Kamal Mouzawak from Beriut, Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns from San Francisco as well as Prue Leith and Nick Lander from London.
 
Other participants in the Saturday afternoon session are Professor Ted Dinan, UCC, Ella McSweeney, investigative journalist and RTE presenter, Dr Prannie Rhatigan, medical doctor and Ireland’s leading seaweed expert, Kevin and Seamus Sheridan, cheesemongers who are reviving Irish Cheesemaking, John McKenna of The Bridgestone Guides world-class musicians Zoe Conway and John McIntyre. 
 
All of these speakers are sure to invoke inspiration; let’s take a closer look at some of them…                   
                                          
Kamal Mouzawak is a chef, food-writer and founder of the Souk El Tayeb farmers' market in Lebanon. Through Kamal’s success in creating communities around organic, locally grown food, he has become the father of a movement in Lebanon that supports local farmers, educates urban communities and gathers around the dinner table citizens of a country ravaged by decades of war. Kamal comes from a family of farmers and has a deep love and respect for his country and its diverse regions, which bear a rich assortment of natural foods and culinary delights; he is often characterized as a “culinary activist.”
 
Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns are the co-chefs and couple behind the beloved San Francisco Mission District eatery Bar Tartine (they are in the process of taking full ownership over the restaurant and will rename it Crescent). Nick and Cortney are San Francisco’s reigning king and queen of funky fermentation.  The pair are famous for their layered flavours and passion for in-house powders, pastes, pickles, preserves, kefirs and krauts; they are fiercely loyal to using local produce and to making anything and everything by hand. 
 
Prue Leith, CBE has been a restaurateur, caterer, television presenter/broadcaster, journalist, cookery writer and novelist. Born in South Africa, Prue has spent most of her working life in London. She is a successful business woman, novelist and has been a food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, The Guardian and The Mirror. Nowadays Prue has given up writing cookbooks to focus her energy on novels; however all of her novels have meals in them, and a lot of cooking goes on.
 
This year at Litfest the Grainstore will be brought to life by these speakers and many more, these events are unmissable.  As well as the Saturday Afternoon ‘Our Food – What the Story’ session, there will be Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning and Sunday Afternoon sessions.
 
A ticket to this afternoon session is €50 (including coffee break) or if you want to stay for the full day on Saturday €90. Well what are you waiting for? Grab yours today!
 

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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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