Paintworks Talks

Talks

Come and explore the magic of nature in this fascinating talk from foraging fanatic and all round legend Liz Knight wild food has been regaining popularity over the last few years, it's seasonal and delicious - but there's another reason why we should all be eating more of the wild & it's all to do with stardust...

Lia Leendertz writes regularly on food and gardening for The Telegraph, the Guardian, The Simple Things and other publications and was shortlisted as Cookery Writer of the Year in this year’s Guild of Food Writers’ Awards. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children and has a garden and an allotment.

Lia will talk about the food, festivities and traditions of autumn, bringing to life her new book The Almanac: a seasonal guide to 2018. This is an annual publication which revives the tradition of the rural almanac, connecting readers with the coming months and seasons via moon-gazing, foraging, feast days, seasonal eating, meteor-spotting and gardening. The book shares the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each moment of the year, including monthly moon phase tables, sunrise and sunset times, the sky at night, constellation of the month, recipes, essays on festivities, and more.

Brrr .. as Autumn sets in, get ready to take good care of yourself and keep those colds and flu at bay - with warming teas using healing spices ... turmeric, lemon, ginger, cinnamon and even chilli and cayenne in hot drinks. I'll also show you how to create a simple spicy treat which is not only delicious but packed with healthy spices.

After many years at the BBC working on food programmes, Kalpna published her best-selling book “Spice Yourself Slim” about cooking with spices for health and with 100 recipes from around the globe. She has written articles and recipes for BBC Food Online and other blogs and helped set up the biggest food festival in Bristol. Two years ago, she founded a project called 91 Ways to Build A Global City –which uses the uniting power of sharing food to bring the 91 language communities of Bristol together to break down barriers and build common ground. In 2017, she won the BBC Food and Farming Awards Local Hero award and The Guild of Food Writers Inspiration Award.

Winter Wellness Nutrition Workshops with Gay Darke (BSc NMed) Find out how to ward off lurgies, sniffles and winter blues using the awesome power of fresh local food! Gays enthusiasm is infectious and she really knows her stuff. She will be running free 10 minute individual sessions throughout the day too. Come and be inspired.

Richard, from Dick Willows Cider will be talking about craft cider making as he experiences it. Apples he knows and uses and the cider culture and tradition that is ever present in this part of the world.