Theatre of food returns for this year’s Electric Picnic

The Theatre of Food which debuted at last year Electric Picnic, is back at the three day music and arts festival to be held in Stradbally from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2.

The Theatre of Food which debuted at last year Electric Picnic, is back at the three day music and arts festival to be held in Stradbally from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2.

The Theatre of Food is described as ‘a dedicated food area, which serves as homage to all things gastronomic’.

Festival-goers can look forward to a host of activities from food demos, wine tasting, food sampling, how to set up a microbrewery to how to make the perfect sausage or Sushi.

And in keeping with the musical theme of the festival a boy and girl band of chefs all singing, all dancing and all cooking will host a cook off à la ‘ Ready Steady Cook ‘.

It will be next to Mindfield in the Main Arena and promises to feature intimate areas for chats over food with someone special as well as spacious outdoor dining areas.

A who’s who of Ireland’s chefs will be on hand to share their Picnic experience from Paul Flynn of The Tannery to Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain, Ross Lewis of Chapter One, Troy Maguire, Catherine Fulvio and Ernie Whalley to name but a few.

For the rest there will be cookery demonstrations in the NEFF kitchen – Cakes and Bakes – Food Debates – Farmer’s Market – Chef Challenges –Tips from the top chefs - Competitions for Festival Goers – and much, much more.

And of course no picnic would be complete without Sally and John McKenna of the Bridgestone food guide. Further information: www.electricpicnic.ie

- Paula Campbell