The Business of Brindisa with Monika Linton in conversation with BBC Radio 4 Presenter, Sheila Dillon | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

The Business of Brindisa. Founder and Owner, Monika Linton in conversation with Sheila Dillon, Presenter of BBC Radio 4, The Food Programme

This should be a fascinating conversation exploring Monika Linton’s love of Spanish food, cooking and the journey into creating that passion into a successful business.

Brindisa, founded in 1988 by Monika Linton, comes from the Spanish brindis, which means to ‘raise your glass’ in celebration. We started over 28 years ago as a salute to the real, artisan food of Spain.  

Through her work at Brindisa, Monika opened the eyes of many to the towering delights of Spanish food. We are delighted to welcome her to Litfest and can’t wait to discover some of the dishes that have made Brindisa the byword for wonderful Spanish ingredients.

Monika’s love of foreign foods and culture was inspired from an early age in her birthplace, Africa. The exotic sights, sounds and smells of the local markets fascinated her throughout her early childhood and teens and were a stark contrast to life back at home in the U.K. Her expatriate upbringing was due to the international nature of her father’s job and opened her eyes to different ways of life. Her business instinct and tenacity was in part inspired by her family background of travel and entrepreneurship.

Sheila Dillon comes from Hoghton, Lancashire. She has been a food journalist for almost three decades, beginning work as an editor and writer at the New York based magazine, Food Monitor.

For 20 years she has worked on The BBC Radio 4 Food Programme, first as reporter, then producer and now presenter. Her investigative work has won many awards including the Glaxo Science Prize, Caroline Walker award and several Glenfiddich Awards, most recently for her documentary on the history of the American meat industry.



Time: 11am- 12pm
Date: Sunday 21st May
Venue:The Carriguan Room
Price: €16


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