Food & Drink Stage

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

11:00-11:45
Honey & co with Simon Schama
Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co share foods and flavours from the Middle East while chatting with Simon Schama, historian and FT contributing editor

12:00-12:45
What makes a good cookery book?
Polly Russell
, the FT’s “History Cook” and Tim Hayward, an FT contributing writer and winner of the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2018, discuss the best books for the kitchen

13:35-13:45
Behind the scenes at the FT Weekend: Lunch with the FT
Alec Russell, chief commissioner of Lunch, and Henry Mance, award-winning interviewer and regular Luncher, talk to Isabel Berwick, FT writer and veteran Lunch editor, on interviewing the great, the good and the greedy

13:30-14:00
Break   

14:00-14:45
Is this the end of fine dining?
Nicholas Lander, the FT’s Restaurant Insider, is joined by chefs Elizabeth Haigh and Pierre Koffmann to debate the demise of fine dining

15:00-15:45
Yotam Ottolenghi and Tara Wigley
The two top chefs cook up dishes from their new book Simple while chatting with the FT’s Rebecca Rose

16:00-17:00
Break

17:00-18:00
Wines on the wild side - exotic grapes
Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine and the FT’s wine correspondent, returns for an expert tasting tutorial


SPEAKERS:

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