Borough Talks: Pariahs to pioneers

Borough Market presents a new series of food debates, delving into some of the most important and relevant issues relating to food today

Tuesday 20th September, 7-9pm
Pariahs to pioneers: The changing face of British food

Once famed for its bad cooking, Britain is now one of the most open, exciting and innovative sources of good food anywhere on the planet. So what has changed, and why? Our panel will discuss what it is, in this most globally connected of countries, that makes British food British.

Moderator: Tim Hayward, writer, broadcaster and restaurateur and The Guild of Food Writers Food Journalist of the Year 2015

Panel to include:

Sybil Kapoor, multi-award winning food writer and broadcaster whose influential cookbooks include Simply British and Taste. Her latest book is Simply Veg: A Modern Guide to Everyday Eating.

Shane Holland, executive chair of Slow Food UK—part of a global, grassroots movement that celebrates traditional food production. He is also chairman of Plan Zheroes, a non-profit organisation which connects surplus food with those in need.

Jay Rayner. writer, journalist and broadcaster, best known as the restaurant critic for the Observer. He chairs BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, appears as the resident food expert on The One Show and has written four novels and three works of non-fiction, including A Greedy Man In A Hungry World.

Isaac McHale, chef and owner of The Clove Club restaurant in Shoreditch—one of London’s most successful new openings of recent years, acclaimed for its inventive use of high quality British ingredients. He was previously part of The Young Turks chef collective.

Buy tickets for 20th September

The debates last for around 60 minutes in total, with plenty of time set aside at the end for questions and comments from the floor, so come prepared with your queries and insights. 

Refreshments will be available after the debates, provided by Borough Market traders, all included in the price of a ticket, which is £15.