Monday, 28 March 2011

Getting down to business

Food in Ireland is something we should be proud of and For Food’s Sake is providing a well deserved platform to discuss Irish food. This blog will act as a middle man between the audience and the guest speakers at the For Food’s Sake event while also promoting discussion before and after the bi-monthly talks. Any questions or issues raised on the blog can be brought up for debate at the next For Food’s Sake event.

So we would like to hear from anyone interested in food for the next talk. Any suggestions for topics or guest speakers are welcomed. We would love to hear about interesting people who are doing wonderful things with food.

The blog will also provide profiles on the artisan producers at the event with all the juicy details about their products and what they do.  Producers will only be announced on the night of the event so if you miss the talk then you will have to wait till you see them here.

If there are any Irish producers who you feel are doing amazing things and are not getting the attention they deserve please feel free to inform us and we will try and feature them at a future tasting.

And for those unlucky souls who missed the talk (and the free food tastings) there will be regular updates on the blog about the topics discussed at the For Food’s Sake event  along with plenty of photos of all the lovely food, speakers and attendees.

We hope this blog will help promote Irish food and encourage enthusiastic discussion surrounding each event. Involvement is key for discussion so we look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

And so it begins

"For Food's Sake" is an evening dedicated to talking about and tasting food. Food culture in Ireland is stronger than ever and has sparked this bi-monthly discussion on all aspects of food in Ireland today. Every talk will approach different topics and provide guests the opportunity to hear from some of the key figures in the food industry in Ireland.

There will be food tastings on the night courtesy of several Irish artisan producers who will tell you a bit about what they do and let you taste the results for yourself. And of course there will be a full bar to help get the conversation going.

The first talk “The Great Green Hope – where lies the future for Irish food production?” will be tackling issues regarding the positive opportunities and challenges facing Irish producers. It will be held at 7.30p.m. in the Sugar Club, Lesson Street on Thursday 31st March and admission will cost €5.

The talk will be hosted by Aoife Carrigy, the former deputy editor of FOOD&WINE Magazine. Aoife will be directing a range of questions towards the different panellists at each talk. The panellists for the first evening will be:

  • Graham Roberts, artisan producer, Connemara Smokehouse
  • Suzanne Campbell, journalist, blogger and co-author of Basket Case: What's Happening to Ireland's Food
  • Pat Smith, General Secretary, Irish Farmers' Association
  • Una Fitzgibbon, Director of Marketing Services, Bord Bia

So come on down , get involved and join the discussion