One of the things I enjoyed the most in 2010 was being part of Ireland’s first foodcamp which was held during the Savour Kilkenny event. A foodcamp is a day in which at least 3 sets of speakers run concurrently and where those speakers come from the audience – so foodies, food producers, bloggers or whomever can choose to share their thoughts and experiences with others.
The second one is happening as part of the Waterford Festival of Food which happens in Dungarvan from 15th to 17th April 2011. It will include a panel discussion with Ella McSweeney (RTE), Jim Power (Love Irish Food), Eileen Bently (Bord Bia) and more. Claire Dalton from the Dungarvan Brewing Co is the driving force behind No2.
The above photo shows the crowd gathered around the lunch table at the Kilkenny foodcamp – which was empty at the beginning of the day and then rapidly filled by food producers, chefs and food bloggers with an amazing variety of dishes and at least 2 food products which were launched to the public on that day.
I will be there and look forward to seeing you too 🙂