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Workshop Tent:

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11:30am – 12:30pm  Ed Hick – Kids Sausage Making Demo. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT – SORRY

Ed Hick – third generation master pork butcher shows kids what makes a sausage and lets them get hands on in the preparation of their own sausages!

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1:00pm – 2:00pm  Sally McKenna’s Greens
Sally will talk us through the wonders of algae and their weird and wonderful uses.The tides and planets that affect their growth and the science involved! She’ll also demonstrate uses in  cooking.

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6fd010178e2:30pm – 3:30pm  Cheese Making with Quinlan Steele of Milleens Cheese
Quinlan will show us start to finish how a simple curd cheese is made, but will also speak about other cheeses and what the differences are in the cheese making process, we’ll taste some different examples as we go too!

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4:00pm – 5:00pm John McKenna hosts a “Food Soapbox” FREE EVENT – BOOK HERE.
5 speakers will each get five minutes to present their vision of Irish food. John McKenna will then host a discussion on issues raised by Kevin Sheridan, Aoife Carrigy – Journalist and Blogger, Sally Barnes – Woodcock Smokery, Quinlan Steele – Milleens Cheese, Ruth Hegarty – Eurotoques Ireland, Joe Macken of Jo’Burger, Crackbird & Bear.

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Walking Workshop

enda mcevoy1.15pm Enda McEvoy’s Wild Foods & Foraging Walking Tour. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT – SORRY.
Enda returns to us again for what has always proved to be our most popular workshops, Enda will take a group on a guided walk of the surrounding area to look at foods we can forage, and discuss generally the use of wild foods.

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Chefs Workshop Tent:

EVAN SHOT212:00pm – 1:00pm Evan Doyle, Preserving Wild Foods through the seasons.
Co-owner of the critically acclaimed Brooklodge Hotel at Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow. Evan will take us through the seasons, looking at what to forage and how to preserve the foods we can find.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm Arun Kapil, Green Saffron Spices – Cookery Demo
Arun Kapil, master blender of spices will show us how to cook real Indian foods and take us on a journey through the world of spice. He’ll also speak about and cook up his AAA grade basmatic Rice and we’ll taste the difference with a more commercial counterpart.

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ross lewis3:00pm – 4:00pm Ross Lewis, Chapter One – Cookery Demo
Ross will be cooking some of his signature dishes from his Michelin-starred restaurant and talking about the importance of the provenance of ingedients used.

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8V7A1835b4:30pm – 5:30pm Richard Corrigan Cookery Demo

Our new neighbour, twice Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan will be showcasing dishes which reflects the style and ethos of the food he will offer at his Virginia Park Lodge, which will be reminiscent of his acclaimed London Restaurants.

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