Thursday 25 April 2013

Edible Education at LitFest

As many of you may know, another thing close to my heart is food education. I am so excited that we are bringing together many of the leading lights in food education on the Sunday morning of the Literary Festival in the Grain Store.

I will be joined by Bill Yosses, the White House Pastry Chef, who helped Michelle Obama develop an educational garden at the White House and Stephanie Alexander, celebrated writer and restaurateur  from Australia, who for the last 11 years, has been devoted to the development of a primary school kitchen garden program. 

If you're concerned about what exactly in our food these days, especially after the recent horsemeat scandal, then the workshop, Digesting Unsavoury Truths with journalists Joanna Blythman, Ella MacSweeney and Suzanne Campbell is sure to illuminate.

And there'll be plenty of ways that everyone can get involved with learning about food, from seed to fork in The Big Shed, where growers, producers, seed sellers and chefs will be there as well as lots of fun activities from crafts to nature trails to engage foodies of all ages in learning more about where what we eat comes from, and how we can get involved in making it more sustainable. Including Michael Kelly with his GIY roadshow.

We hope you will leave fired up and inspired to join the revolution... or start one of your own!