Food for thought

Food for thought

 Sample some of the finest local produce at Bristol Food Connections this Bank Holiday

Foodies will flock to Bristol city centre as it’s transformed into a street food mecca this weekend. Now in its third year Food Connections aims to bring local people from all different backgrounds together with the aim of enlightening and inspiring them about the importance of healthy food.

 Kicking off with the Brain Food programme visitors will be invited to take part in a series of debates. Financial Times food writer Tim Hayward and the Telegraph’s Xanthe Clay will be joined by Bristol Lido’s Freddy Bird as they discuss what makes a great restaurant. There will also be tasting workshops and cheese and beer making sessions headed by James Swift, the founder of Trealy Farm Charcuterie and Llyr Dunsford of The Charcutier, a Heston Blumenthal Young British Artisan and Trethowan’s Dairy. Nature lovers learn how to forage, ferment and compost at the Edible Education Yurt.

 The evenings will bring a wealth of performances, including live acts from Bristol’s music circuit and Hammer & Tongue’s new stand-up comedy show, aptly named Food Porn.

Entrance to Bristol Food Connections is free and will take place between April 28 and May 7.

  • Words: Rebecca Parker