Sunday 22 October 2017

Rosanna Davision and The Happy Pear lead Electric Picnic's tempting 'Theatre of Food' line-up

The Happy Pear will once again join Electric Picnic's 'Theatre of Food' line-up.
The Happy Pear will once again join Electric Picnic's 'Theatre of Food' line-up.

Sasha Brady

Electric Picnic has plenty of treats lined up for foodies this year.

Gone are the days when festival food meant a hot dog, chips and a bottle of Cadet coke, and anyone who's been to Electric Picnic knows that the quality of food is as good as the quality of music.

This year's Theatre of Food sees some of Ireland's best-loved chefs, cookery writers and restaurateurs take to the stage in the Mindfield area for a serious foodie feast.

From Assassination Custard to Rosanna Davison, from Finn Ní Fhaoláin to Fintan O’Toole, from drum supremo Ralph Rolle to sushi supremo Takashi Miyazaki, Theatre of Food presents a mind-expanding, mind-altering concept of what Irish food is all about.

There'll be workshops from The Happy Pear twins, Dave and Stephen Flynn and Ballymaloe's Rory O'Connell. And Sunday Independent columnist, Sophie White will be demonstrating how to fix a nervous breakdown with good food.

There will be debates on sustainability, fake food news and an all-female chef line-up discussing Irish restaurant trends.

The People's Picnic is attempting to stage the longest picnic in Ireland on Saturday afternoon. It costs just €10 for a food hamper and picnickers are invited to take part by laying rugs on the ground in a continuous line. All proceeds will be donated to the charity, Jigsaw.

The organisers will provide artisan food hampers in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland. 

This concept is linked to a European event called “The People’s Feast” which is taking place the same weekend as Electric Picnic. This event will see several thousand people sitting together for a communal meal in celebration of their culture and food. The idea would be to link the two events via Periscope.

See below for the full line-up:

ROSANNA DAVIDSON - THE HAPPY PEAR - FINTAN O’TOOLE  - RALPH ROLLE FROM CHIC - GARY O’HANLON - JP MCMAHON - RORY O’CONNELL - TAKASHI MIYAZAKI - FINN NÍ FHAOLÁIN - PAUL & MÁIRE FLYNN - KEVIN THORNTON - SOPHIE WHITE - JESS MURPHY - JOHN MCKENNA - AILEEN COX BLUNDELL - SUSAN STEELE - HILARY O’HAGAN - LESLIE WILLIAMS - GAILLOT ET GREY - NIALL TONER - GAUTHAM IYER - ALI DUNWORTH - ASSASSINATION CUSTARD - MAURICE SEEZER - PAUL MCKENNA - NIALL SABONGI - ANDREW RUDD - ALEX MEEHAN - DEARBHLA REYNOLDS - CAITLIN RUTH - GILLIAN NELIS - SCÉAL BAKERY - AUDREY MCDONALD - CAROLINE BYRNE - BIRGITTA CURTIN - ADAM MCMAHON - IVAN VARIAN - JONATHAN MCCREA - COLIN & KEVIN JEPSON - DECLAN MAXWELL - ROBBIE KRAWCYZK - MICHAEL QUINN - SHANNEN BUTLER KEANE - DEE LAFFAN - ED COONEY - ELEANOR WALSH - OISIN DAVIS - AUSTIN BYRNE - LILY RAMIREZ-FORAN - COLM MCCANN - BEVERLEY MATHEWS - APRIL DANANN - SEANEEN SULLIVAN - JESSIE KENNEDY - PAUL BLOOMER - MAEVE WALSH - MAGGIE ROACHE - PAUL LANE - PASCAL ROSSIGNOL - PATRICK RYAN - ALAN KAVANAGH - JACINTA DALTON - SINEAD O’HALLORAN - MAG KIRWAN - OLIVIA DUFF

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