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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 BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer