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Food and Drink: Defining a Sense of Place

Sabrina Ghayour, Skye McAlpine and José Pizarro Chaired by Donald Sloan

Monday, 19 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Well-known chefs and food writers Sabrina Ghayour, Skye McAlpine and José Pizarro explore how food and drink define a sense of place.

Food and drink evoke a sense of place as powerfully as language, religion, landscape, architecture, music or art. Distinctive dishes and products, and the rituals surrounding their production and consumption, are defining aspects of culture. They stimulate pride, enhance the strength of communities and draw visitors who want an authentic taste of local life.

Ghayour is a self-taught cook and food writer who is leading the growing interest in Persian and Middle-eastern cuisine. She has published three books – Persiana, Sirocco and Feasts – which are acclaimed for their simple and colourful recipes and striking design.

Pizarro, originally from Cáceres in South-Western Spain and often described as the godfather of Spanish food in the UK, owns and runs three renowned restaurants in London. His fourth best-selling book Catalonia takes readers on a journey through the distinctive food and culture of the Spanish region.

McAlpine, through her food blog From My Dining Table, has become one of the most influential on-line voices in the food world.  Her first book, A Table in Venice, tells the story of her life in Venice and offers an insider’s perspective on Venetian home cooking.

Discussions are overseen by Donald Sloan, chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective, an international cultural institute that promotes better understanding of food and drink.

Presented by the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine