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Food & Power – DIT to host Dublin Gastronomy Symposium

Posted: 11 May, 2018

With over 60 Irish and international speakers exploring the theme of 'food and power', this year’s Dublin Gastronomy Symposium is packed full of exciting presentations and gastronomic experiences.

Culinary Arts - Gastronomy Symposium 2018

The two-day symposium, which takes place 29-30 May in DIT Cathal Brugha Street, includes an exceptional line-up of speakers and events.

H.E. Carmen McEvoy Carreras, Peruvian Ambassador to Ireland, is the keynote speaker this year, introducing the theme of food and power and exploring her research on superfoods, the farmer and society in Peru.

Some presentation highlights include Professor Ken Albala (USA) on class and milling technology, Dr Lucy Long (USA) on culinary tourism, Professor Penny Van Esterick (Canada) on culinary colonialism and Thai cuisine, and Diarmuid Cawley (DIT) on the power of wine language.

Culinary icons Darina Allen and Tom Jaine will be presented with this year’s Dublin Gastronomy Symposium Fellowship awards, and Ross Lewis of Michelin Star restaurant Chapter One will officially launch ‘The Food Issue’ of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, which is co-edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally of Concordia University in Montreal and Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire of DIT.

The entry fee includes gastronomic experiences such as lunch at Chapter One or Mr Fox restaurant, lunch at The Green Room Restaurant in DIT Cathal Brugha Street, a gala dinner in The King’s Inns, a reception for the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies launch, and a whiskey tasting.

A two-day immersion in food, the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium provides a forum for academics from across disciplines to come together with chefs, food writers, wine, food enthusiasts, and members of the public for conviviality and discussion around “all things food”.

You can register for the Symposium here and check out the full programme here.

The 4th Dublin Gastronomy Symposium is presented by the DIT School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology. 


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