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The Food On The Edge gastronomy summit, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, which usually takes place in Galway on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland, this year moves to Dublin after a year’s hiatus. The festival, the brainchild of Galway chef restaurateur JP McMahon, has over just a few years established itself as one of the world’s most important congresses on food and gastronomy. Here are a few highlights from previous years – thought-provoking talks given by some of the best chefs in the business.
Matt Orlando 2017
The former chef de cuisine at Noma, and owner of the Copenhagen sustainability leader Amass, shared his vision on waste reduction and sustainability practices. ‘No such thing as a by-product, only another product’ was a novel concept way back in 2017, but FOTE serves as a think tank for future trends.
Andoni Luis Aduriz 2018
The chef/owner of one of the most creative fine dining restaurants in the world, Mugaritz, enthrals as he invites us into his kitchen and his creative process.
Emma Bengtsson 2018
The chef and owner of two Michelin-star Aquavit shared her journey through the kitchen ranks to the very top, and what she learned along the way, calling for action, not just words.
Magnus Nilsson 2017
The chef at the world-renowned Fäviken has since folded up his tent and gone home, but his approach to staff well-being and mental health back in 2017 was a new departure. Nilsson now fulfils a role as a director of the MAD Academy where he finds fertile ground for his visionary ideas.
Josh Niland 2019
Niland is now a global superstar, but back in 2019, when his star was on the rise, the Australian chef wowed the Galway audience with his vision for the fish nose-to-tail revolution.
Should the Michelin Guide continue to award stars to Singapore's hawker stalls? Do Singaporeans really care what the Red Guide says about their favourite street food? Singaporean food writer Evelyn Chen shares her point of view.
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Award winning chef and humanitarian Ebru Demir speaking at Food on the Edge 2019 in Galway, Ireland about how she uses gastronomy to transform lives in Turkey. Using refugee knowledge she was able to encourage local Turkish farmers to return to using traditional farming methods and indigenous seeds. Empowering women, facilitating integration, boosting the economy and enriching Turkish society all through the power of gastronomy.
Selassie Atadika talks at Food On The Edge 2019 in Galway, Ireland about her work with Midunu and how they look to Africa's culture and traditions to develop foodways that can feed the continent and the world.