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Food and Drink: defining a sense of place. Sabrina Ghayour, Skye McAlpine and Jose Pizarro – with Donald Sloan

Monday, March 19 2018, 12 noon - 1pm, at Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD


The Oxford Cultural Collective is staging several events at the 2018 FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, which runs from 17th to 25th March.


In this session, our distinguished panellists will explore food and drink as defining aspects of culture. 

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Food and drink evoke a sense of place as powerfully as language, religion, landscape, architecture, music or art. Distinctive dishes and ingredients, and the rituals surrounding their production and consumption, are defining aspects of culture. They stimulate pride, enhance the strength of communities and draw visitors who want an authentic taste of local life.

Ghayour is a self-taught cook and food writer who is leading the growing interest in Persian and Middle-eastern cuisine. She has published three books – PersianaSirocco and Feasts – which are acclaimed for their simple and colourful recipes and striking design.

Pizarro, originally from Cáceres in South-Western Spain and often described as the godfather of Spanish food in the UK, owns and runs three renowned restaurants in London. His fourth best-selling book Catalonia takes readers on a journey through the distinctive food and culture of the Spanish region.

McAlpine, through her food blog From My Dining Table, has become one of the most influential on-line voices in the food world.  Her first book, A Table in Venice, tells the story of her life in Venice and offers an insider’s perspective on Venetian home cooking.

Discussions are overseen by Donald Sloan, Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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