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FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH LOVIN DUBLIN

The Food for Thought talk stage with Lovin Dublin offers a relaxed chance for you to get up close and personal with an array of foodie talent and experts. Join us for tastings, panel discussions, masterclasses and producer showcases from an eclectic lineup of restaurateurs, chefs and Ireland’s most interesting artisan producers.

Discover and learn about food trends from new to niche while enjoying our carefully curated line up of content. Enjoy the opportunity to meet the maker of your favourite artisan producer and taste wines from regions far beyond our foodie island.

Food for Thought with Lovin Dublin has been co-curated and will be MCed by radio host Sharon Noonan

SCHEDULES

Thursday June 15th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

Join Michael from Dublin Pizza Co who will be demonstrating how to make the best pizza dough

Kevin Sheridan, talks about the evolution of Irish cheese; a conversation on Irish Cheese in the past, present, and future

Join members of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, Caroline Hennessy, Kate Ryan & Michelle Darmody as they share their insights into Ireland’s emerging food trends.

Co-founder of the award winning social enterprise OurTable discusses the importance of preserving food culture and sharing the origins of ‘Chiwaya’ – AKA Southern African “Spicebag”!

Thursday June 15th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

Oonagh O’Hagan, Pharmacist and MD of Meaghers Pharmacy Group, shares her knowledge and expertise around the importance of gut health, why and how we should prioritise it for our overall health & wellbeing.

Join food and travel writers, restaurant critics and content creators Patrick and Russell offering tips on how to plan travelling to delicious destinations and making memorable food moments with thanks to Mastercard

Join Fallon Moore as she celebrates 3 of Blas na hÉireann’s Gold award winning beverages from Five Farms Cream Liqueur, Zingibeer & Longbridge

Friday June 16th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

Join food tourism experts Shauna Magill-Fegan (Northern Ireland), Anthony O’Toole (Wexford) & Santina Kennedy (Wicklow ) as they share insights and highlights from their respective regions.

Rebecca Feely from KALE+COCO shares her top tips on how to make the perfect refreshing, delicious and instagrammable vegan açai smoothie bowl to enjoy this summer!

A celebration of Ireland’s seafood sector with well-known figures from the industry – Birgitta Hedin-Curtin (Burren Smokehouse), Ciara Shine (Shines’ Seafood), Mag Kirwan (Goatsbridge Trout) & Dec MacManus (King Sitric).

Conor Sweeny founder of Dae Ice-cream will share his culinary journey from ‘fine dining to plan- based ice cream’.

Friday June 16th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

Co-founder of the award winning social enterprise OurTable discusses the importance of preserving food culture and sharing the origins of “bunny chow”

Panel discussion with a trio of Ireland’s gut health champions; Oonagh O’Hagan (Meagher’s Pharmacy Group), Ellen Quinn (Hurst Botanicals) & Niamh Hegarty (Bkulturedkefir)

Join craft producer, Megan Hide as she takes you through a of a range of Irish Gin, Rum, Single Malt and Pot Still Whiskey from East Coast-based Copeland Distillery

Saturday June 17th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

A unique opportunity to hear directly from Dublin based bee-keepers OpenHive Honey on the conservation of the native Irish honey bee and the provenance of raw Irish honey

Join Teresa Roche to discuss sustainable innovation in food production for rural development, diversification on farms and use of rural buildings while sampling some of Kylemore Farmhouse’ award winning cheeses.

Discussing he business of combatting food waste and tips on how to avoid waste at home will be Angela Ruttledge (Food Cloud) Caomhan De Bri (The Salt Project) & Tara Beattie (Prepsheets)

JP McMahon and members of Gather & Gather will be discussing their contributions to The Gathered Table – all proceeds going towards Peter McVerry Trust’s work with people impacted by homelessness across Ireland.

Aine Faughnan from Dromod Boxty and Maria Flynn from Ballymakenny Farm are on a mission to share their passion for heritage foods. Join them at this talk and tasting to hear why!

Saturday June 17th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

Join the chat as special guests including Patrick and Russell from the Gastrogays and Graham from Cupcake Bloke, wax lyrical about everything from drunken deli faux pas to the role the chipper plays in the local community. Presented by Lovin Dublin’s Fiona Frawley.

Join Michael from Dublin Pizza Co who will be demonstrating how to make the best pizza dough.

Join Santina Kennedy from Powerscourt Distillery for a fascinating curated talk and tasting about Fercullen Falls, a blend named after the waterfall and Fercullen SIngle Malt – the First Whiskey released in Wicklow for over 100 years.

Sunday June 18th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

From the Olympic athletics track to twice climbing to the top of the European Championships podium, David Gillick has truly followed his passion for food and exercise – even winning Celebrity Masterchef. We’ll sit down with the cookbook author and discuss how important a role a healthy lifestyle plays in our physical and mental wellbeing. Alongside discussing his own personal mental health journey and how cooking played a part in it.

 

Join Brendan who introduces the importance of building a relationship with a regenerative farmer, why you should spend more time in nature and get tips on how to start growing your own food.

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How to maximise your audience online – presented by Lovin Personality Lorna Caulfield (Diced and Dished)

Presented by Lovin Personality ‘And Today We Are Making’, Stuart Burke

Sunday June 18th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

John Ennis from Okky/Luck Tortoise will join Sharon Noonan on behalf of Uber Eats to discuss  how to make & create.

Talk & tasting with Conor Sweeny  founder of Dae Ice-cream who will share his journey from ‘fine dining to plant based ice cream.

Talk & Tasting of Fercullen Irish Whiskey with Santina Kennedy, Powerscourt Distillery

1:30pmFood Nostalgia with JP McMahon & Sharon NoonanJoin JP & Sharon as they take a trip down memory lane, covering everything from childhood favourites and family traditions to the staples that will never get old
2:15pmMeet the Maker; King of KefirHeard of Kefir but not sure what it is? Here’s your chance to ask Gerry Scullion, the King of Kefir everything about this super-healthy fermented non-alcoholic drink
3pmKitchen Skills; Karen O’Donoghue, bread workshopJoin The Happy Tummy co-founder, who will be revealing clever hacks on bread preparation for better gut health
3:45pm Coffee Masterclass with De’LonghiJoin De’Longhi Expert, Maria Simmonds on how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Followed by coffee cocktail expert Orlando who will showcase his twist on the perfect espresso martini
7pm Meet the Maker; Gorditas BakesMeet Grace Reddin, the woman described in McKenna’s Guide as taking the traditional Argentinian delicacies Alfajores ‘into the stratosphere’. You’ll thank us later!
7:45pmIn conversation with OpenHive HoneyA unique opportunity to hear directly from Dublin based bee-keepers OpenHive Honey on their fascinating and important work involving the conservation of our native Irish honey bee
8:30pm Station to Station Wine Talks & TastingsDon’t miss Rory Craig from “Ireland’s Coolest Online Wine Store” Station to Station, as he enthusiastically continues on his journey to make wine inclusive and accessible to all! 
1:30pmKitchen Skills with Erica DrumJoin TV Chef and Conscious Cook, Erica Drum who will be showing how to make your own vegetable stock from scratch
2:15pmIn conversation with Nicola Matthews of Tony’s Chololonely Nicola Nicola Matthews aka ‘The Countess of Cocoa’ will talk about how making delicious chocolate can also fair and equitable throughout the entire chocolate supply chain
3pmMeet the Maker with Maria Flynn of Ballymakenny FarmPotatoes rule on Ballymakenny Farm; let Maria tell you all about growing Purple Heritage and speciality potatoes in Co Louth
7pm Kitchen Skills: Marcus O’LaoireJoin DJ/Chef/Party Maker/Sandwich King/MC Marcus who is going to show you how to make a peppercorn sauce from scratch  
7:45pmThe Science of Food with Ivan VarianIn conversation with Ivan Varian of The Dalkey Food Company, on the fascinating subject of the science of food and cooking
8:30pmStation to Station Wine Talk & TastingsDon’t miss Rory Craig from “Ireland’s Coolest Online Wine Store” Station to Station, as he enthusiastically continues on his journey to make wine inclusive and accessible to all!
12:45pmWhiskey Talks & Tastings with Powerscourt DistilleryJoin Food & Beverage specialist, Santina Kennedy on a fascinating talk around whiskey pairing with Fercullen Irish Whiske
1:30pmFood ‘Grammers PanelEver wondered how to build a community on social media or to become a successful food content creator? Listen in as Irah Mari (@foodstagram), Rachel Hornibrook & Eoin Sheehan (tbc) spill the beans!
2:15pmMeet the Maker; Blanco NinoSit back and enjoy the ride as founder of Blanco Nino, Phil regales you with stories of his mission to learn how to make the most authentic Mexican corn tortillas
3pmKitchen Skills with Fingal FergusonFingal Ferguson knows his knives and will be teaching you some of the skills he’s honed as a fifth generation Gubbeen farmer, food producer and knife maker
7pm Meet the Maker; Kylemore Farmhouse CheeseA chance to meet the people behind the award winning farmhouse cheeses, handmade directly on their farm at the foothills of the Sliabh Aughty mountains. Delicious tastings a must!
7:45pmFood Nostalgia Chats with Rory O’ConnellJoin Ballymaloe’s Chef Rory O’Connell as he takes a trip down memory lane, covering everything from childhood favourites and family traditions to the staples that will never get old
8:30pmStation to Station Wine Talk & TastingsDon’t miss Rory Craig from “Ireland’s Coolest Online Wine Store” Station to Station, as he enthusiastically continues on his journey to make wine inclusive and accessible to all!
12:45pmFood Nostalgia Panel with Sham Hanifa & Jeeny MalteseJoin chefs Sham Hanifa & Jeeny Maltese as they take a trip down memory lane, covering everything from childhood favourites and family traditions to the staples that will never get old
1:30pmKitchen Skills for KidsTips & tricks in the kitchen, for the little ones in your life with Aoife Barker
2:15pmBlasta Books Authors; The GastroGaysMeet Patrick and Russell, aka the GastroGays, who will be talking about all things deep-fried and delicious from their brand new cookbook, Blasta Books #2: Hot Fat.
3:00pm  To be announced!
7pm In conversation with…Spice Bags Podcast hosts Dee Laffan, Mei Chin & Blanca Valencia in conversation
7:45pmMeet the Maker; Karen O’NeillA chance to meet The Queen Bee, Karen O’Neill, Beekon Batches founder and taste some of Beekon Batches delicious honey refresher as she invites you to reconnect with the good stuff! 
8:30pm Wine Talks & Tastings; Loose CanonJoin Fabian Beickhorasani of Loose Canon who will be introducing you to the delights of Orange Wine (aka Skin Contact Wine)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH LOVIN DUBLIN

The Food for Thought talk stage with Lovin Dublin offers a relaxed chance for you to get up close and personal with an array of foodie talent and experts. Join us for tastings, panel discussions, masterclasses and producer showcases from an eclectic lineup of restaurateurs, chefs and Ireland’s most interesting artisan producers.

Discover and learn about food trends from new to niche while enjoying our carefully curated line up of content. Enjoy the opportunity to meet the maker of your favourite artisan producer and taste wines from regions far beyond our foodie island.

Food for Thought with Lovin Dublin has been co-curated and will be MCed by radio host Sharon Noonan

SCHEDULES

Thursday June 15th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

Join Michael from Dublin Pizza Co who will be demonstrating how to make the best pizza dough

Kevin Sheridan, talks about the evolution of Irish cheese; a conversation on Irish Cheese in the past, present, and future

Join members of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, Caroline Hennessy, Kate Ryan & Michelle Darmody as they share their insights into Ireland’s emerging food trends.

Co-founder of the award winning social enterprise OurTable discusses the importance of preserving food culture and sharing the origins of ‘Chiwaya’ – AKA Southern African “Spicebag”!

Thursday June 15th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

Oonagh O’Hagan, Pharmacist and MD of Meaghers Pharmacy Group, shares her knowledge and expertise around the importance of gut health, why and how we should prioritise it for our overall health & wellbeing.

Join food and travel writers, restaurant critics and content creators Patrick and Russell offering tips on how to plan travelling to delicious destinations and making memorable food moments with thanks to Mastercard

Join Fallon Moore as she celebrates 3 of Blas na hÉireann’s Gold award winning beverages from Five Farms Cream Liqueur, Zingibeer & Longbridge

Friday June 16th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

Join food tourism experts Shauna Magill-Fegan (Northern Ireland), Anthony O’Toole (Wexford) & Santina Kennedy (Wicklow ) as they share insights and highlights from their respective regions.

Rebecca Feely from KALE+COCO shares her top tips on how to make the perfect refreshing, delicious and instagrammable vegan açai smoothie bowl to enjoy this summer!

A celebration of Ireland’s seafood sector with well-known figures from the industry – Birgitta Hedin-Curtin (Burren Smokehouse), Ciara Shine (Shines’ Seafood), Mag Kirwan (Goatsbridge Trout) & Dec MacManus (King Sitric).

Conor Sweeny founder of Dae Ice-cream will share his culinary journey from ‘fine dining to plan- based ice cream’.

Friday June 16th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

Co-founder of the award winning social enterprise OurTable discusses the importance of preserving food culture and sharing the origins of “bunny chow”

Panel discussion with a trio of Ireland’s gut health champions; Oonagh O’Hagan (Meagher’s Pharmacy Group), Ellen Quinn (Hurst Botanicals) & Niamh Hegarty (Bkulturedkefir)

Join craft producer, Megan Hide as she takes you through a of a range of Irish Gin, Rum, Single Malt and Pot Still Whiskey from East Coast-based Copeland Distillery

Saturday June 17th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

A unique opportunity to hear directly from Dublin based bee-keepers OpenHive Honey on the conservation of the native Irish honey bee and the provenance of raw Irish honey

Join Teresa Roche to discuss sustainable innovation in food production for rural development, diversification on farms and use of rural buildings while sampling some of Kylemore Farmhouse’ award winning cheeses.

Discussing he business of combatting food waste and tips on how to avoid waste at home will be Angela Ruttledge (Food Cloud) Caomhan De Bri (The Salt Project) & Tara Beattie (Prepsheets)

JP McMahon and members of Gather & Gather will be discussing their contributions to The Gathered Table – all proceeds going towards Peter McVerry Trust’s work with people impacted by homelessness across Ireland.

Aine Faughnan from Dromod Boxty and Maria Flynn from Ballymakenny Farm are on a mission to share their passion for heritage foods. Join them at this talk and tasting to hear why!

Saturday June 17th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

Join the chat as special guests including Patrick and Russell from the Gastrogays and Graham from Cupcake Bloke, wax lyrical about everything from drunken deli faux pas to the role the chipper plays in the local community. Presented by Lovin Dublin’s Fiona Frawley.

Join Michael from Dublin Pizza Co who will be demonstrating how to make the best pizza dough.

Join Santina Kennedy from Powerscourt Distillery for a fascinating curated talk and tasting about Fercullen Falls, a blend named after the waterfall and Fercullen SIngle Malt – the First Whiskey released in Wicklow for over 100 years.

Sunday June 18th: Afternoon Session 12.00pm - 4.30pm

From the Olympic athletics track to twice climbing to the top of the European Championships podium, David Gillick has truly followed his passion for food and exercise – even winning Celebrity Masterchef. We’ll sit down with the cookbook author and discuss how important a role a healthy lifestyle plays in our physical and mental wellbeing. Alongside discussing his own personal mental health journey and how cooking played a part in it.

 

Join Brendan who introduces the importance of building a relationship with a regenerative farmer, why you should spend more time in nature and get tips on how to start growing your own food.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

How to maximise your audience online – presented by Lovin Personality Lorna Caulfield (Diced and Dished)

Presented by Lovin Personality ‘And Today We Are Making’, Stuart Burke

Sunday June 18th: Evening Session 6.00pm - 10.30pm

John Ennis from Okky/Luck Tortoise will join Sharon Noonan on behalf of Uber Eats to discuss  how to make & create.

Talk & tasting with Conor Sweeny  founder of Dae Ice-cream who will share his journey from ‘fine dining to plant based ice cream.

Talk & Tasting of Fercullen Irish Whiskey with Santina Kennedy, Powerscourt Distillery

1:30pmFood Nostalgia with JP McMahon & Sharon NoonanJoin JP & Sharon as they take a trip down memory lane, covering everything from childhood favourites and family traditions to the staples that will never get old
2:15pmMeet the Maker; King of KefirHeard of Kefir but not sure what it is? Here’s your chance to ask Gerry Scullion, the King of Kefir everything about this super-healthy fermented non-alcoholic drink 
3pmKitchen Skills; Karen O’Donoghue, bread workshopJoin The Happy Tummy co-founder, who will be revealing clever hacks on bread preparation for better gut health
3:45pm Coffee Masterclass with De’LonghiJoin De’Longhi Expert, Maria Simmonds on how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Followed by coffee cocktail expert Orlando who will showcase his twist on the perfect espresso martini
7pm Meet the Maker; Gorditas BakesMeet Grace Reddin, the woman described in McKenna’s Guide as taking the traditional Argentinian delicacies Alfajores ‘into the stratosphere’. You’ll thank us later!
7:45pmIn conversation with OpenHive HoneyA unique opportunity to hear directly from Dublin based bee-keepers OpenHive Honey on their fascinating and important work involving the conservation of our native Irish honey bee
8:30pm Station to Station Wine Talks & TastingsDon’t miss Rory Craig from “Ireland’s Coolest Online Wine Store” Station to Station, as he enthusiastically continues on his journey to make wine inclusive and accessible to all!
1:30pmKitchen Skills with Erica DrumJoin TV Chef and Conscious Cook, Erica Drum who will be showing how to make your own vegetable stock from scratch
2:15pmIn conversation with Nicola Matthews of Tony’s ChololonelyNicola Matthews aka ‘The Countess of Cocoa’ will talk about how making delicious chocolate can also fair and equitable throughout the entire chocolate supply chain
3pmMeet the Maker with Maria Flynn of Ballymakenny FarmPotatoes rule on Ballymakenny Farm; let Maria tell you all about growing Purple Heritage and speciality potatoes in Co Louth
7pm Kitchen Skills: Marcus O’LaoireJoin DJ/Chef/Party Maker/Sandwich King/MC Marcus who is going to show you how to make a peppercorn sauce from scratch with
7:45pmThe Science of Foodwith Ivan Varian In conversation with Ivan Varian of The Dalkey Food Company, on the fascinating subject of the science of food and cooking
8:30pm Station to Station Wine Talks & TastingsDon’t miss Rory Craig from “Ireland’s Coolest Online Wine Store” Station to Station, as he enthusiastically continues on his journey to make wine inclusive and accessible to all!
12:45pmWhiskey Talks & Tastings with Powerscourt DistilleryJoin Food & Beverage specialist, Santina Kennedy on a fascinating talk around whiskey pairing with Fercullen Irish Whiskey
1:30pmFood ‘Grammers PanelEver wondered how to build a community on social media or to become a successful food content creator? Listen in as Irah Mari (@foodstagram), Rachel Hornibrook & Eoin Sheehan (tbc) spill the beans!
2:15pmMeet the Maker; Blanco NinoSit back and enjoy the ride as founder of Blanco Nino, Phil regales you with stories of his mission to learn how to make the most authentic Mexican corn tortillas
3pmKitchen Skills with Fingal Ferguson Fingal Ferguson knows his knives and will be teaching you some of the skills he’s honed as a fifth generation Gubbeen farmer, food producer and knife maker
7pm Meet the Maker; Kylemore Farmhouse CheeseA chance to meet the people behind the award winning farmhouse cheeses, handmade directly on their farm at the foothills of the Sliabh Aughty mountains. Delicious tastings a must!
7:45pmFood Nostalgia Chats with Rory O’ConnellJoin Ballymaloe’s Chef Rory O’Connell as he takes a trip down memory lane, covering everything from childhood favourites and family traditions to the staples that will never get old
8:30pm Station to Station Wine Talks & TastingsDon’t miss Rory Craig from “Ireland’s Coolest Online Wine Store” Station to Station, as he enthusiastically continues on his journey to make wine inclusive and accessible to all!
12:45pmFood Nostalgia Panel with Sham Hanifa & Jeeny MalteseJoin chefs Sham Hanifa & Jeeny Maltese as they take a trip down memory lane, covering everything from childhood favourites and family traditions to the staples that will never get old
1:30pmKitchen Skills for KidsTips & tricks in the kitchen, for the little ones in your life with Aoife Barker
2:15pmBlasta Books Authors; the GastroGaysMeet Patrick and Russell, aka the GastroGays, who will be talking about all things deep-fried and delicious from their brand new cookbook, Blasta Books #2: Hot Fat.
3:00pm  To be announced!
7pm In conversation with…Spice Bags Podcast hosts Dee Laffan, Mei Chin & Blanca Valencia in conversation
7:45pmMeet the Maker; Karen O’NeillA chance to meet The Queen Bee, Karen O’Neill, Beekon Batches founder and taste some of Beekon Batches delicious honey refresher as she invites you to reconnect with the good stuff!
8:30pm Wine Talks & Tastings; Loose CanonJoin Fabian Beickhorasani of Loose Canon who will be introducing you to the delights of Orange Wine (aka Skin Contact Wine)

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