WHAT? Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, which kicks off with a screening of Big Night (a charming foodie movie screened by For Food’s Sake in Dublin recently) and includes everything from local food trails and markets to forgotten skills workshops, cook-offs to demos, charity banquets to free food discussions, pumpkin carvings to wine and beer tastings.
WHEN? 27–31 October 2011
WHERE? Various venues around Kilkenny city and county.
WHO? Donal Skehan, Edward Hayden & Catherine Fulvio are amongst those giving demonstrations over the weekend, while on Friday John McKenna of Bridgestone Guides will be chairing the Food Camp and its concluding Food Fight debate, which asks ‘Traditional Irish Cuisine – an embarrassment of riches or just an embarrassment?’ Artisan producer Birgitta Curtin of Burren Smokehouse, restaurant reviewer Catherine Cleary and cheesemonger Kevin Sheridan will argue the former, while journalist Suzanne Campbell, food historian Regina Sexton and US food writer Colman Andrews suggest the latter.
HOW MUCH? Lots of events are free, but see website for full details.