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Slow in the City 2019 – Slow Food Dublin

3 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Tickets available here – €10.85 including booking fee

Slow Food Dublin is delighted to host their annual food festival, Slow in the City, on Sunday, November 3rd in the heart of Dublin city. This year once again, our aim is to promote the values of good, clean and fair food in Dublin and further afield by growing membership, fostering community, educating the public and celebrating the pleasure of eating.

Supported by Taste The Island, the family-friendly event will take place in NCAD in Dublin 8, around three areas: The Workshop, The Symposium, and The Market. Throughout the day, Slow in the City will highlight the flourishing Dublin food scene, collaborating with local producers, restaurants and chefs all of who live and breathe the Slow Food ethos every day in their work.

At the Soil Symposium, attendees will be able to enjoy talks and panel discussions on growing, composting, soil degradation and the importance of soil in an urban environment, with speakers including the growing community in Dublin, Aaron Jewel of Permascape, Eoin Cluskey of Bread 41, Sustainable Food Dublin, and Craig Benton of Stop Food Waste.

The Workshop will be an intimate space for learning and sharing, with a line-up of tutorials, demonstrations and hands-on workshops for children and adults. Erica Drum will host a breadmaking workshop, Eoin Cluskey will teach kids to “Shake It ‘Til You Make It!”, during a hands-on butter-making workshop. The line-up will also include “Guerilla Composting” with Craig Benton from Stop Food Waste, a sprouting tutorial with Taz Kelleher, “Tasting of Ireland’s Historic Liquid; Aqua Vitae brought back to life” by Off the Cuffe, beer tasting with Dot Brew and more.

Held in the yard of the National College of Art and Design, The Market will showcase some of the best of Dublin’s current food and drink producers and businesses including Clonanny Farm, the Market Kitchen, the Bretzel Bakery, Maria Lucia Bakes and King of Kefir.

Admission is free for children under 12. The ticket will allow you to access all three areas of the festival, with a policy of first come first served for The Workshop and The Symposium.

10:30am  How to start a sustainable food business, with Jennie Moran, founder of Luncheonette
11:00am  Hosting a NeighbourFood market, with Brid Carter of Honest2Goodness
12:00pm  Shaping a better food culture, Devin O’Sullivan of Feast Ireland
1:00pm    Tackling food waste, with Sustainable Food Dublin & Craig Benton, Stop Food Waste & Dee Laffan
2:00pm    Living soils – the importance of regenerative food systems, with Aaron Jewell, Permascape
3:00pm    Starting a farm, with Eoin Cluskey, Bread 41
3.30pm    Baking with long fermentation, make every grain count, with William Despard, The Bretzel Bakery
4:00pm    Setting up a vertical farm, the future of local food supply? with John Paul Prior, Farmony

11:00am  The Classic: Soda Bread, with Erica Drum of Drums Kitchen (kids under 13 only)
11.30am  The Classic: Soda Bread, with Erica Drum of Drums Kitchen (kids under 13 only)
12:00pm  Shake It ‘Til You Make It! A hands-on butter-making workshop (kids under 13 only)
1:00pm    Tasting Irish foods, with Devin O’Sullivan of FEAST Ireland
2:00pm    Composting 101, with Craig Benton from Stop Food Waste
2:30pm    Masterclass – Fermentation, with Gerry Scullion from King of Kefir
3:00pm    Tasting of Ireland’s Historic Liquid; Aqua Vitae – brought back to life, with Jarrod Cuffe of Off the Cuffe
3:30pm    Zero Waste Workshop, with Eoin Cluskey, Bread 41 and Niall O’Sullivan, head chef of Bang Restaurant
4:00pm    Sprouting Workshop, with Taz Kelleher of Sustainable Food Dublin
4:30pm    Craft Beer Masterclass and tasting, with Shane Kelly of Dot Brew


3 November 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Slow Food Dublin
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100 Thomas Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
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