'Our Responsibility' Symposium - Saturday All Day | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

Our Responsibility At Litfest17, The Grainstore will be transformed into an exciting auditorium staging a thought-provoking and inspiring series of short talks and presentations, giving us the most up to the minute news of what’s happening in the world of food and drinks.

By gathering an interesting and dynamic pool of writers, experts, authorities and interested parties from at home and abroad, the festival will focus our minds and thoughts on “ Our Responsibility” These presentations will be broken into four sessions over the weekend - Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon.

Tickets for the half-day sessions will be priced at €50 each or €90 for a full-day. A two day weekend ticket will cost €170. The full ‘ Our Responsibility’ programme will be released before tickets go on sale on 9th January. Date: Saturday 20th May Time: 09.30 - 17.30 Venue: Grainstore Price: €90


Saturday 20th May

9.30-10.00  Welcome and opening comments                                                                                               

10.00-10.15 A Cooks Responsibility – Christian Puglisi owner of Relae, Manfreds and Baest in Copenhagen

10.20-10.35 Farmers- Severine von Tsharmer-Fleming , Paddy Frankel and Alice Holden

10.40-10.55 A short film, Happening, Reading

11.00-11.15 Question and Answers

11.15-11.45 Coffee Break                                                                                                                                      

11.45 -12.00 Direct Provision - Ellie Kisyombe tells her story                                                                         

12.05-12.20  Responsible Travel to Sustainable Places - David Prior, International Editor Conde Nast Traveler

12.25-12.40 Reading, Happening, Short film

12.50 -13.00 Questions and Answers

13.00-14.45 Lunch                                                                                                                                                   

14.45-15.00 Nutrition – Really? Joanna Blythman, investigative food journalist.                                        

15.05-15.20 The Joy of Cooking- Margot Henderson, Rory O’Connell                                                          

15.25-15.40 Diet, Stress and Mental Health – Professor Ted Dinan, University College Cork                                                              

15.45-16.00 Reading, Short Film, Happening 

16.05-16.20 Questions and Answers                                                                                                                    

16.20-16.50 Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                                       

16.50-17.05 Claudia Roden – ‘Every Cuisine Tells a Story‘                                                                               

17.10-17.25 Food Cloud  - Tackling Food Waste in a Technological Age.                                            

17.30-17.45 Reading, Short Film, Happening

17.50-18.05 Questions and Answers                                                                                                   



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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.
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