Introducing the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, in partnership with Budapest — Spice of Europe

Award-winning magazine National Geographic Traveller (UK) will be hosting a two-day food festival on 23 and 24 March at Highbury Fields, London. The inaugural event will offer a unique range of dining, learning and drink experiences from around the globe, including tasting kitchens, cooking demonstrations and interviews with top chefs and food writers.

Tickets are priced at £18 per half-day. There will be a total of four half-day sessions across two days.

Glen Mutel, editor of National Geographic Traveller Food, said: “Springtime marks the year anniversary of the introduction of our quarterly food and travel special, National Geographic Traveller Food, so it seems like a great time to take our culinary offering direct to the public. This event will give our readers a chance to experience both food of the world, and the world of food, and to get to know all of those personalities – whether it’s writers, chefs or cookbook authors – who help make our food coverage so compelling.”

Join members of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) and National Geographic Traveller Food teams as they talk one-on-one with leading figures from the world of food. Whether it’s a top chef, celebrated cookbook author or a leading writer or critic, we’ll find out what inspires the most exciting names in food in our series of interviews, live on the theatre stage.

Panel sessions
During this year’s event, we’ll be exploring a series of hot topics, from the food trends that are set to make waves in 2019, to the up and coming culinary destinations. Join our live panel discussions with some of the most entertaining chefs, authors and journalists in the world of food, as we get to the heart of the biggest issues.

Chef demonstrations
When it comes to food, there’s nothing better than seeing the masters in action, and, in addition to the demonstrations taking place in our exhibition space and in the event kitchens, we’ll be inviting some of the best chefs and cookbook authors around to show their skills in live cooking sessions on our theatre stage.

When: 23-24 March, 2019. The festival is split into two half-day sessions each day:
Morning session: 10:00 – 14:00. Afternoon session: 15:00 – 19:30.
Where: Highbury Fields, London.
Tickets: £18 per half-day session and include entry to the festival and all interviews and Q&As, panel sessions and chef demonstrations.

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