Karen Leibowitz in conversation with Dan Saladino | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

Karen Leibowitz, owner of The Perennial, San Francisco in conversation with Dan Saladino, BBC radio 4, The Food Programme

Dan Saladino from the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme is one of the most highly regarded food journalists and his voice will be recognised by his many devoted listeners. We are thrilled he will be joining us this year at Litfest and his discussion with Karen Leibowitz from The Perennial in San Francisco is bound to be a fascinating exploration into some of the possibilities involved in creating a sustainable restaurant model.

Karen describes in her own words the work that she is involved with……

‘My main focus right now is The Perennial, an environmentally sustainable restaurant in San Francisco, where I'm co-founder and Director of Communications. I'm a partner in the restaurants Mission Chinese Food (SF and NYC) and Commonwealth (SF). In 2008, I co-founded a pop-up called Mission Street Food with my husband, Anthony Myint.  I also do a bit of communication work for Linea Caffe/Lt. Waffle, Mission Cantina, and Mission Bowling Club, which mostly means social media.

I've co-written a cookbook with Chef Dominique Crenn, called Atelier Crenn: The Metamorphosis of Taste (Houghton Mifflin, 2015). I'm also the co-author of Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant (McSweeney's, 2011), written with my husband, Anthony Myint. My writing has been published by Food & Wine, The New York Times, Lucky Peach, Modern Farmer, Cherry Bombe, and other publications.’


Time: 14.00-15.00
Date: Saturday 20th May
Venue:The Carriguan Room
Price: €16


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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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