Food & Drink Stage
Hosted by FT Food & Drink editor, Alexander Gilmour
Our specials of the day begin with breakfast in bed cooked by Honey & Co and Simon Schama and finish with a global wine tour guided by Jancis Robinson. In between, the inimitable Prue Leith serves up a literary feast, Nicholas Lander explores the genesis of the British restaurant and the audience votes on the world’s greatest national dish. Plus peek behind the curtains of Lunch with the FT and get tips from Berry Bros. & Rudd on how to invest in wine.
11:00 - 11:45 BREAKFAST IN BED WITH SIMON SCHAMA AND HONEY & CO
Chefs Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich cook with historian Simon Schama
12:00 - 12:45 PRUE LEITH IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDER GILMOUR
Chef, novelist and Great British Bake Off judge in conversation with the FT’s Food & Drink editor
13:00 - 13:30 BEHIND THE SCENES AT LUNCH WITH THE FT
The FT’s leading Luncher Henry Mance, with FT editor Lionel Barber, on how to take on the rich and powerful over a boozy lunch
13:30 - 14:00 BERRY BROS. & RUDD: HOW TO INVEST IN WINE
Expert Simon Staples will take us through the motivations, considerations and pitfalls of laying down fine wine for investment and future drinking pleasure.
14:00 -14:30 WHAT ON EARTH WILL I WRITE ABOUT THIS WEEK?
FT's Simon Kuper and Janan Ganesh discuss the tyranny of a regular column with Natalie Whittle
14:30 - 15:30 BREAK
15:00 - 15:45 WHAT IS THE WORLD’S GREATEST NATIONAL DISH?
Chef Itamar Srulovich, FT food writer Tim Hayward and food writers Caroline Eden and Wendell Steavenson debate the merits of their dishes - and the audience votes. Chaired by FT Food & Drink editor, Alexander Gilmour
16:00 - 16:45 THE GENESIS OF THE BRITISH RESTAURANT
The FT’s Restaurant Insider Nicholas Lander talks to chef Sally Clarke and Will Beckett, co-founder of Hawksmoor
17:15 - 18:15 THE WORLD ATLAS OF WINE: TASTED
Taste six truly 21st-century wines from around the world with FT columnist and Master of Wine Jancis Robinson