Marie- Claire Digby’s food news

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The Airfield Es­tate Food Se­ries con­tin­ues on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7th, with Food Lit­er­acy: Un­earthing the Knowl­edge Gap as the theme. Prof Bill Schindler, chair of the an­thro­pol­ogy de­part­ment at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege, and Ken­neth Ho­j­gaard of Copen­hagen Food House, a foun­da­tion es­tab­lished by the city of Copen­hagen in 2007 with the aim of creat­ing a healthy, sus­tain­able pub­lic food cul­ture, are the over­seas speak­ers.

They will be joined by a panel of ed­u­ca­tors and in­dus­try fig­ures, and stu­dents from Belvedere Col­lege and Santa Sabina Do­mini­can Col­lege will de­bate the mo­tion that prac­ti­cal food ed­u­ca­tion should be com­pul­sory in schools.

The ses­sions con­cludes with a “nose to tail, root to shoot” sup­per, sourced from Airfield’s 38 acres of farm, fields and gar­dens in Dun­drum, Dublin. The pro­gramme of talks and dis­cus­sions be­gins at 3.30pm and will run un­til 7.30pm, fol­lowed by sup­per. Tick­ets, ¤ 40 ( stu­dents ¤ 20), can be booked at airfield. ie.

The fol­low­ing weekend, Airfield hosts its an­nual food fes­ti­val, with busy pro­grammes of events run­ning from 9.30am each day.

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