Ben Reade | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

Ben Reade and Sashana Souza Zanella own and run Edinburgh Food Studio, a restaurant and food research hub in Scotland's capital city. Since studying at Ballymaloe in 2004, Ben has graduated at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG), Project Managed MAD Symposium and been Head of Culinary R & D at Nordic Food Lab. After completing her MA Food Place and Identity, Sashana became a Tutor at UNISG - guiding students on gastronomic study trips around the world. With her BA anthropology, and formation in classical french cuisine Sashana brings a unique profile to Edinburgh Food Studio. Ben and Sashana run the studio as a part time restaurant space known for hosting pop ups from an array of high profile creative chefs, the studio also supports research internships and all outcomes are made available online (from early 2017). 

Years at Litfest: 2013, 2014
MAD Food Symposium
Nordic Food Lab
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About Litfest

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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