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Food For Thought 2014

Posted on May 12, 2014

Eight speakers. Two days. Food, discussion and debate.

It’s was a busy weekend here at the School of Artisan Food as we hosted our first (of many) guest lecture events…and what a few days!

A line-up including Matthew Fort, Ivan Day, Andrew Whitley, Rose Prince and Patrick Holden was not to be sniffed at, and the speakers certainly did not disappoint with topics ranging from Sustainable Food Systems to Food and Television.

The schedule:

Matthew Fort - British food writer and critic, published author and television presenter. Lecture: Food and Television - Menace or Magic?

Patrick Holden - Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust and previous Director of the Soil Association. Lecture: Sustainable Food Systems, why we haven't got them and what we can do about it

Joe Schnieder – Head cheesemaker at Stichelton Dairy. Lecture: Artisan British Cheese

Signe Johansen – Cook, blogger and author of Scandilicious. Lecture: What's the true meaning of 'healthy'?

Andrew Whitley - Vice Chair of the Soil Association and author of the award- winning ‘Bread Matters’. Lecture: Permanent Revolution - sharing the power of sour for good and all

Claire Monk – Head brewer at Welbeck Abbey Brewery Lecture: Real Ale

Rose Prince - Food writer, author, cook and founder of the Pocket Bakery. Lecture: Food and the Secrets of Women

Ivan Day - Food historian, broadcaster and writer, professional cook and confectioner Lecture: The Great British Food Revival – The Truth

A thank you to all the speakers for contributing their time, knowledge and thoughts and creating an enjoyable and informative couple of days.

A big thanks to all those who attended and contributed to the discussion and created a debate, which continued over lunch and continued well beyond the end of each day.

For those who were unable to join us the videos of all the presentations will be available on our website soon. Watch this space and see you next year!

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