Borough Talks: how the media can help your food business

Borough Talks, a series of public debates presented by Borough Market, explores some of the most interesting and important issues relevant to today’s food world

Across five Tuesday evenings between April and September, some of the most respected names in the food industry—including producers, writers, academics and activists—will gather in the Market’s atmospheric Three Crown Square to discuss a variety of topics that are currently driving the news agenda and creating buzz in the UK food scene.

Each debate lasts for around an hour, including plenty of time for questions and comments from the floor. After the debate, ticketholders are invited to enjoy a superb spread of food and drink from Borough Market’s traders (included in the price of the ticket), mingle with panellists and purchase a selection of relevant books and merchandise. Tickets for each debate cost £17.50.

TALK 2: TUESDAY 16th MAY 2017, 7-9pm

How the media can help your food business
To what extent does the power of the media influence how and what we eat? And armed with this knowledge, how can it be used to benefit your food business or career? By tapping into their experiences of either working within the media or observing its machinations, our expert panel will offer practical guidance to anyone seeking to exploit the possibilities of mass communication as they make their way in the food world.

Milly Kenny-Ryder: The writer, singer and blogger behind the online food, culture and fashion magazine Thoroughly Modern Milly. Named one of the Evening Standard’s top 10 food influencers on Instagram.

Pete Lawrence: A major influence on the food landscape of British television while head of features at the BBC, working with the likes of Nigel Slater, The Hairy Bikers, Nigella Lawson, Lorraine Pascale and Rachel Khoo.

Jane Levi: Writer and academic who specialises in the history of food and utopianism with insight into how, when and why the media started to influence our eating habits.

Alana Spencer: Winner of the 2016 series of The Apprentice and founder of Ridiculously Rich by Alana, a bakery brand that has grown under the spotlight of the media.

Sybil Kapoor: Food writer and broadcaster whose influential cookbooks include Simply British and Taste: A New Way to Cook. Her latest book is Simply Veg: A Modern Guide to Everyday Eating.

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Talk 3: Parent trap: the challenges of children’s food

Talk 4: How to join the drinks revolution

Talk 5: Sustainable sustenance: reducing the impact of food production