The Truth About Food...

We all have an opinion about how our food is reared and made and what makes it taste like it does. Come along and meet the experts, ask them questions, taste the different products and find out what makes them special. Hosted by Chef Chris Burt and joined by true experts in their field you can expect a tasty, interactive, lively session. Just drop into the Main Bar for a tasting theatre with a difference – and yes it is all FREE to join in!

Sponsored by Berrys


Interactive Lectures with Hosts

Chris Burt & Kirstie Lewis


11am - The Truth About Coffee & Tea - ‘Morning’s Will Never Be The Same’

Aroma Coffee discuss the Good, The Bad & The Ugly about everyone’s favourite beverages

Audience Tasting Session

12pm - The Truth About Bees - ‘We Have To Save OUR World’

Kirstie Lewis & Food Blogger Karen White discuss how WE have an opportunity to save the bees, hence saving the world,

12.45pm Future Foods - Insect Nation

Dr Christopher Jeffs from the British Ecological Society discusses Future food alternatives, in the form of Insects.

Chef Chris will be cooking some up some interesting bites for the audience.

1.30pm - The Truth About Oil - ‘You Cant Palm This One Off ’

John Reade & Bennett & Dunn - will discuss the effect of Palm oil & using sustainable alternatives - live demo from Rupert Bennet.

Chef Chris with demo some interesting recipes using Cold Pressed Rapeseed.

2.15pm - The Truth About The Spice Trail - ‘How Clive Changed Lives’

Julia Roberts {ginger & Spice festival organiser} discusses the origins o the spice trail alongside Spice Makers Lajina Leal & Mr Wolf, discuss the principles of spice making,.

Chef Chris will cook up some spicy treats

3pm - The Truth About Chocolate - ‘The Changing Face of Cacao’

Luker Chocolate & Chris Burt

Everyone loves chocolate, so for our last session, we shall be talking you through every thing from, Ethics, Sustainability, Farming, Texture, Taste & Single Origin alongside an Audience tasting session