Food on the Edge 2018: A Pick of the Discussions to Come



Food on the Edge 2018, chef JP McMahon's annual food symposium, sponsored by S.Pellegrino, is back with its fourth edition on 22 and 23 October, in Galway, Ireland.

The dynamic food convention designed to instigate international change in the food industry has picked "conversations," as this year's theme. McMahon highlights, "conversations are what make things happen, they bring us together, they create communities, and eventually build the cities and countrysides that we inhabit."

A whole host of international guests will be making the journey out to the rugged coast on the West of Ireland to listen, talk and debate over the two days, including, Ana Roš from Hiša Franko in Slovenia, Clare Smyth from Core in London, which was also recently awarded two Michelin stars in the Great Britain and Ireland Guide 2018, Vladimir Mukhin from White Rabbit, Moscow, Malena Martinezof Mater Iniciativa in Peru and Will Goldfarb from Room 4 Dessert in Indonesia. (See the full list of speakers here).

There's a packed program throughout the two days including panel discussions and speakers presenting personal stories or their vision of the "future of food." Here are just a few of the talks we've got highlighted:

- Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen from Europe's first underwater restaurant, due to open in 2019, will discuss "Preparing for the opening of restaurant "Under."

- Andoni Aduriz from two Michelin starred Mugaritz in San Sebastian will discuss "Future growing environments"

- Albert Adria, the acclaimed Spanish chef from Tickets in Barcelona will talk "New beginnings for Trimmings."

- Mexican chef, Jorge Vallejo whose urban garden takes centre stage in his Quintonil restaurant will talk "Urban Agriculture in Mexico."

- Irish chef, restaurateur, brewer and champion of Irish produce, Pádraic Óg Gallagher will reflect on culinary history with his talk on "A 16th-century immigrants influence on the destiny of nations."

All that talking and listening is sure to build up an appetite when it's be time to hit the Artisan Food Village, showcasing the best of Irish produce.

Tickets for FOTE can be bought through the website, plus see the full programme here.