National Geographic Traveller Food Festival
Phileas Fogg might have gotten around the world in 80 days, but this festival’s going to shave that down to two.
See, the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival is coming to town, and it’s aiming to take all the legwork out of trekking the globe by bringing the best bit – the food – from basically everywhere on earth into one place.
After a hugely popular inaugural festival last year, they’re back in town on 18th & 19th July. It’s going to take place in the vast Business Design Centre on Upper Street, which they’re stuffing with food stalls from all kinds of delicious and interesting world cuisines, from Brazilian to Bangladeshi, from Iranian to Indonesian, from Turkish to Thai… you get the idea. And yes, there will be lots of samples.
As well as the stalls, there’s also going to be a stage showcasing cooking demos & talks from esteemed chefs like José Pizarro (who runs three excellent Spanish restaurants in London), Chef’s Table star Asma Khan (whose restaurant Darjeeling Express is insanely popular and run by a superteam of ‘housewives’ in the kitchen), and Olia Hercules (a supperclub stalwart who’s releasing her third cookbook this year). There’s going to be an area set aside for masterclasses too, which last year involved making “a tofu and seaweed charcoal burger”, brewing Jing Tea (the tea of choice for “more than 100 Michelin-starred restaurants”), and cooking some of Montenegro’s unusual local dishes.
After which, you can travel to the most exotic destination of all…
NOTE: The National Geographic Traveller Food Festival takes place on 18th & 19th July in the Islington Business Design Centre, with more details to be announced soon. Early bird tickets cost £15-16, and are available at their website right HERE.
The National Geographic Traveller Food Festival | Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH
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