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Eat Your Words line up 2018

Is goat meat the new kid on the block? Fancy trying gluten-free cricket flour brownies? Are you craving to find out how to make your own foodie venture a stonking success? 

Eat Your Words welcomes a host of inspiring experts, food writers and changemaking chefs who will open your mind to new ideas, fresh challenges and bust some myths along the way. Join us on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October in the yurt by The Dartmouth Visitor Centre. It's a feast for the mind and the freshest food ideas. 

Saturday 20th October: FREE ENTRY!

10am-11am: Is the customer really always right? 

ITV Westcountry’s Kate Haskell chats to chefs and restaurateurs Mitch Tonks and Freddy Bird (Bristol Lido) about how much customers shape and influence restaurants and how they’ve come to expect the unexpected!

11.15am-12.15pm: Clash of the Carnivores 

Ever wondered whether we should give up meat altogether, or is there a way meat-eating can be good for us and the environment? Eco-chef and recent veggie Tom Hunt (author of The Natural Cook: Eating the Seasons from root to fruit) and James Whetlor (Cabrito Goat) join Peter Grieg (Pipers Farm) to discuss how we can become better meat-eaters, why goat is a sustainable choice and how Brexit might affect our carnivorous habits. Chaired by Shane Holland (chair of Slow Food UK). 

1pm-2pm: Flour Power 

Avoiding gluten needn’t be a chore when you can make cricket brownies or experiment with coffee flour. Food writer Christine McFadden (author of Flour) and cookery teacher, fermenter and nutritionist Naomi Devlin (author of River Cottage Gluten Free) praise the pros of ‘free from’, challenge your preconceptions and bust some of the myths associated with gluten-free cookery. Chaired by Manna from Devon’s David Jones.  

2.15pm-3.15pm: Our Recipes for Success

Meet the women making their mark. Chef Romy Gill (Romy’s Kitchen), food writer and cookery teacher, Charlotte Pike (Field & Fork School) and entrepreneur Julie Waddell (Love Moorish) share their top tips for foodie start-ups and talk to Kerry White (BBC Radio Devon’s foodie hour host) about the trials and tribulations of working in an ever-changing food industry.  

3.30pm-4.30pm: Plastic pollution all wrapped up 

Chef Luke Holder (founder of #chefsagainstplastic), Anna Turns (founder of Plastic Clever Salcombe) and Kate Ryder (owner of Dartmouth’s Café Alf Resco) are all on a mission to reduce single-use plastics at source. Orlando Murrin quizzes them on how the food and drink industry is adapting. 

Sunday 21st October: 

10.30-11.30am: Kitchen Confidential 

Shane Holland (Slow Food UK) hosts a lively Q&A with our panel of fabulous chefs including Mitch Tonks, Romy Gill, Tom Hunt, Matt Tebbutt, Freddy Bird and Luke Holder – your chance to quiz them, put their culinary knowledge to the test and get the latest festival gossip.

Check back in September to book your tickets!