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Georgina Wilson-Powell

14 May 2018

Do you like your food with a sprinkling of debate? Nottingham's School of Artisan Food has put together a two day festival, Food For Thought, focusing on lectures from some of the most exciting minds in good food. Here's how you get stuck in.

There's certainly no shortage of interesting issues in food right now - from provenance to plastic free shopping, equal access to organic food to farming systems post Brexit and some of the most exciting thinkers, farmers, chefs and CEOs will be gathering at the School of Artisan Food on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May.

Nicole Pisani Food For Thought Festival

Nicole Pasani has swapped posh restaurant for providing healthy meals for kids at school

Saturday's topics include how chocolate can be a vehicle for social change - with Simran Sethi, author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love. She's joined by Catherine Conway, CEO of zero waste store, Unpackaged and  Nicole Pasani, who was at Ottolenghi restaurant Nopi. She's now chef at Gayhurst Primary School, East London, producing 500 school meals a day. She's also the co-author of Magic Soup.

Head to the school on Sunday and you'll find talks, Q&As and more from Patrick Holden, CEO of the Sustainable Food Trust; Josiah Meldrum, co-founder of Hodmedod, Britain’s pulse and grain pioneers and Matt Fountain, who runs Freedom Bakery, a social enterprise that trains and offers employment to people with convictions within an artisan bakery in Glasgow.

Tickets for the two day festival are £55 per day and can be bought here.

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