Terra Madre Ireland

An important international Slow Food event which aims to shape sustainable food policy internationally is reaching the Emerald Isle this weekend.

The Irish conference, which is designed around a program of 40 different workshop seminars, aims to attract a large number of delegates from commercial and conventional farm enterprises, as well as artisan food producers around the country this fall.

Apart from the conference, other initiatives during the four-day food festival include an eight-course open-air banquet for 1,000 people in Waterford City, a major Farmers’ Market, a Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony, culinary demonstrations, tours to artisan food manufacturers in the southeast, visits to specialty producers and best practice farms in Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford and South Tipperary, as well as tastings, picnics and competitions.

Local bars and restaurants in the key tourism hub in the sunny South East of Ireland are also playing their part by supplying special festival taster menus full of local ingredients. As well as being a fantastic social occasion, the festival provides opportunities to network with the most influential people in the international food business.

For more info, www.terramadreireland.com

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