Galway Food Festival


Easter weekend 2-6 April 2015

Events in An Taibhdhearc

April 3rd Good Friday 12.30 pm
A rat who can cook makes an
unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.
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April 4th Saturday 7.30pm
Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a
test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Preceeded by a wine
reception in assocation with Cases Wine Warehouse.
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Free events in An Taibhdhearc as part of the Food Festival

Talks & Debates
An Taibhdhearc

Breaking the Mould: Innovation & Sustainability in Restaurants
11am – Sasu Laukkonen, Chef & Sommelier Restaurant, Helsinki in conversation with John McKenna on New Nordic Cuisine (45 mins)
12 noon – Douglas McMaster, Silo Restaurant, Bakery, Coffee House, Brighton in conversation with Chef Jp McMahon – The UK’s only zero waste restaurant on pre-industrial food system cooking (45 mins). Followed by: Stop Food Waste/Mike Holden/Galway Co Co (10 mins).
1pm – Boris Leite and Rodrigo Poco, Sauvage Paleo restaurant, Berlin. In conversation with Heather Flaherty Eating as nature intended- opening the world’s first Paleo Restaurant (45 mins).

Breaking Bread: Demystifying Sourdough
2.30pm: Joe Fitzmaurice of Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School and the Real Bread Ireland movement presents a live interactive story of sourdough bread from raw grain, through every step of the milling, making starter, fermentation & baking. With Q&A and distribution of sourdough starter (bring a vessel!).

Breaking Ground: The Future of Farming in the West
3.30pm: Land & Livelihoods along the Wild Atlantic Way Panel Discussion with: Eamonn O’Cuiv TD Fianna Fail, Seamus Sheridan, Agriculture & Food spokesperson for The Green Party Aine Macken-Walsh, Teagasc Rural Economy & Development Programme, Ronan Byrne, The Friendly Farmer.
CHAIRED BY: John Mc Kenna

4.45pm: United Nations Year of the Soil: Healthy soils for healthy food production & sustainable rural livelihoods. Panel Discussion: Dr Fiona Brennan, Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre NUIG, Dr Kevin Lynch Dept of Geography NUIG, Dr Michael Walsh (formerly of Teagasc) and Cait Curran local grower and trader at the Galway market.

Ainm/Name: Galway Food Festival – An Taibhdhearc
Dataí/Dates: 3-4 April 2015

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