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First Food On The Edge 2022 Speakers And Themes Announced

By Dave Simpson

The Food on the Edge 2022 symposium will centre around the themes of disruption and regeneration, and confirmed speakers to date include Rasmus Monk of Copenhagen's Alchemist Restaurant, Paolo Casagrande of Barcelona's three-Michelin-star Lasarte, Calum Franklin of The Pie Room in the Holborn Dining Room in London, and Søren Ørbek Ledet of Denmark's three-Michelin-star Geranium.

Additional Details

Food educator Alice Zaslavsky, Jess Murphy of Kai Galway, social gastronomy disruptor Joshna Maharaj and thought-leader on food and cities Carolyn Steel will also appear at Food on the Edge 2022, and Simon Rogan of L'Enclume will make his Food On The Edge debut, and Matt Orlando of Copenhagen's Amass and a Food On The Edge veteran will also return for FOTE 2022.

Statements By Food On The Edge Founder

Food On The Edge founder JP McMahon stated, "The last two years have seen massive disruption in our industry and our global food system in general. Much of this disruption has negative consequences for our food culture, for example, the closure of restaurants and farms, leading to an exodus of people from our industry. This haemorrhaging will have a lasting impact on the growth and development of the unique food cultures we create all over the world through food. However, not all disruption is negative in terms of its physical consequences. The way in which we conceive disruption can force us to reconsider the ways in which we have acted previously. Often a disruptive event can cause us to reflect for the better and bring about periods of regeneration. In this way, disruption and regeneration are inextricably bound together.

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"This year's Food On The Edge looks at the ways in which ideas of disruption and regeneration can change the way we think about our industry, especially the ways in which food is produced and consumed. While many past practices will fade or fall away with the passing of the pandemic, many new practices will surface, germinate and grow because of what has happened over the last two years. The COVID pandemic has forced many of us to reconsider what words like sustainability and gastronomy mean and how we might reconfigure them anew."

McMahon also stated, "I hope this year's FOTE allows us to reflect on a greater level why we do what we do every day when we cook and serve food. I hope we reconsider the ways in which our industry has been disrupted and reassess the way in which we can grow again in a better manner. Regeneration acts as a potent symbol for the formation of many new ways of changing our food culture and allowing more people to embrace their own food sovereignty and make food a pivotal part of their lives."

Further Information

Food On The Edge 2022 will take place in Airfield Estate in the Dublin suburb of Dundrum on 17 October and 18 October. Tickets are currently available via FoodOnTheEdge.ie.

More details about Food on the Edge 2022 will be announced in the coming months. The key partners and sponsors of Food On The Edge 2022 are Gather & Gather, Airfield Estate, La Rousse Foods, San Pellegrino, and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

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