Food and Drink Stage

The Food & Drink Stage will feature discussions with some of the world’s leading celebrity chefs about current and future trends.


A taste of Honey & Co
The FT Weekend’s Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co tantalise their audience with foods and flavours from the Middle East

Aspiration, Anxiety and Advice: what makes a good cookery book?
Food writer, cookery book author and restaurateur Tim Hayward and food historian, cookery book author and curator Polly Russell go head to head to debate what makes a good cookery book, how cookery books have evolved and what the future holds for them

Lunch with the FT  
Alec Russell with Henry Mance

The future of fine dining
Nick Lander is joined by Elizabeth Haigh and Pierre Koffmann to discuss the future of fine dining

The interview
Yotam Ottolenghi talks about his new book ‘Simple’ with Rebecca Rose

Wines on the wild side - exotic grapes
Jancis Robinson returns for an expert wine tasting tutorial   


The quality of the talks was outstanding. A wide range of subjects, with experts and excellent speakers every time. I left with my head buzzing with ideas.

The talks were very inspirational, especially Jancis Robinson.
— Past Festival Attendee