Renowned American food writer and author of the award-winning book, “The Country Cooking of Ireland”, Colman Andrews, will be one of the star attractions at this year’s Savour Kilkenny Food Festival “Foodcamp” which takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend.
The 2nd annual Foodcamp – which will be held in the Newpark Hotel on Friday October 29th – will see chefs and food producers from all over Ireland join with food journalists, bloggers, consumers and government agencies to learn and share from each other.
The Foodcamp will host the ‘Great Irish Food Fight,’ a debate between a panel of speakers chaired by John McKenna of The Bridgestone Food Guide posing the question: “Traditional Irish Cuisine – is it an embarrassment or an embarrassment of riches?”
Passionate and motivated speakers in the debate will include food journalist Suzanne Campbell, Birgitta Curtin of the Burren Smokehouse and Colman Andrews.
Foodcamp co-founders Mag Kirwan of Goatsbridge Trout Farm, and Keith Bohanna of food blog Bia Beag, said they were delighted to have a line-up of quality and influential speakers secured for this years event.
Colman Andrews is an American writer and editor and authority on food and wine. In culinary circles, he is best known for his association with Saveur magazine, where he was editor-in-chief from 2001 until 2006. Since then, he has been the restaurant columnist for Gourmet and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Cataloian Food.
His book on Irish cuisine titled “The Country Cooking of Ireland”, published last year, won a prestigous James Beard Award.
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