Saturday Night Demo

Join us in the Chefs' Demonstration marquee after dark & enjoy a journey to a very different food culture and be inspired to cook something new, and taste the food from a ‘Russian Kitchen”.
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Sat 19 October
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Chefs Demo Tent, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth, Devon. TQ6 9PJ   VIEW ON MAP


Saturday Night Demo with Alissa Timoshkina and Shane Holland

Alissa Timoshkina will cook a selection of dishes from her new book ‘Salt and Time”, whilst talking with Shane Holland about the ingredients she uses and her inspiration from the food culture of her homeland, the former Soviet Union.

Alissa came to the UK in 1999 from Russia to study and never looked back. Gaining a PhD in film history, she lectured and published on the subject of Russian and European cinemas, and also worked as curator and coordinator of film festivals in London. However, her passion for cooking and hosting dinner parties, gradually turned into an obsession and Alissa left her job to launch a new project: a cinema-supper club called KinoVino, which offers film screenings and sit-down dinners with unique menus inspired by the films.She regularly holds food popups and supper clubs under her own name where she explores the cuisine of the former Soviet Union. Her growing interest in the food culture of her homeland resulted in the idea for a cookbook - SALT AND TIME: Recipes from a Russian Kitchen, published by Mitchell Beazley (Octopus) in March 2019. 

Alissa was shortlisted for the Young British Foodie Awards in 2017.

Shane Holland is Executive Chairman of Slow Food in the UK, the leading Food NGO which campaigns for Good, Clean & Fair food all.  He is also Chair of Eat Club, the organisation that teaches food skills to young people and the power of eating around the table. He is past Chair of Plan Zheroes, the platform which connects surplus food with those in need, and is on the Board of United St Saviours, a charity which runs best in class Almshouses and gives grants of more than £1 Million a year. Within the third sector his work has specialised in regards to our most vulnerable citizens, their issues of food poverty & food skills, education, offending, and access to service. He is a governor of a Special School which has food education, growing, and food enterprise as an integral part of its curriculum;

He frequently sits on expert panels, guest lectures at a number of universities, is a TED speaker, and caries out dozens of speaking engagements a year - particularly about Protected Food Names and the impact of Brexit on food and agriculture. He is a well-known bon viveur and after dinner speaker, and returns to Dartmouth each year often to be found hosting tasting events

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Finding Us
50.351981 -3.577831 Chefs Demo Tent, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth, Devon. TQ6 9PJ  

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