Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 123

Jonathon Harrington, Catherine and David James

Trevithel Court Farm Walk

Venue: Meeting Place on site
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David and Catherine James’s cider orchards are carefully managed to produce a range of cider apples for the Bulmers and Magners premium brands, some of which will be available for tasting. In a happily synergistic relationship with a local beekeeper, the trees are pollinated by bees, the nectar making delicious honey. Look inside a beehive and learn how bees make honey and store it for the winter. Trevithel Court is a traditional mixed farm, so there will also be the opportunity to see beef cattle and arable crops at various stages of production. Agronomist Jonathon Harrington leads the tour.

With thanks to Catherine and David James

Please wear walking boots or wellingtons and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather. These are visits to real working farms and are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome but children must be supervised at all times.
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Event 223

Martin Jones

Cambridge Series 10: Food Security Past and Present – What Archaeology Tells Us About the Food We Eat

Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage
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Martin Jones is Emeritus Professor of Archaeological Science at Cambridge University and a member of its Global Food Security research centre. An expert in archaeobotany and archaeogenetics, he will discuss how our prehistoric ancestors built resilience into their food supply and what we can learn from them.

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Martin Jones

Event 232

Giles Yeo

Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth About Diets

Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage
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In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that’s killing us all? Drawing on the very latest science and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, Yeo has written the seminal ‘anti-diet’ diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense and toxic diet advice and confronting the advocates of ‘clean eating’, he translates his pioneering research into an engaging study of human appetite. Chaired by dietitian Ceris Devereux.

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Giles Yeo

Event 261

Luca Trenta and Rory Cormac talk to Oliver Bullough

Licence to Kill? Assassination in International Politics

Venue: Oxfam Moot
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From Saudi journalists to Russian spies, assassination has been big news over the past year. Trenta and Cormac explore assassination in international politics, asking what triggers states to resort to such a controversial tactic; and how can they can get away with it? Turning the spotlight closer to home, they also explain how the US and the UK have traditionally thought about assassination. Do MI6 and the CIA really have a license to kill? Trenta is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies, Swansea University, and Cormac is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Nottingham.

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Event 272

Prue Leith talks to John Mitchinson

Books and Food

Venue: Oxfam Moot
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The legendary chef, foodie superhero and Great British Bake Off judge talks about her twin passions – cooking and fiction. Her food books include the iconic Leith’s Cookery Bible and most recently Prue: My All Time Favourite Recipes and her memoir Relish: My Life on a Plate. Her new novel The Lost Son is the latest instalment in The Angelotti Chronicles series, an epic saga about an Anglo/Italian family in the restaurant business.

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Event 306

Paul Fletcher

Cambridge Series 13: Apples or Ice Cream?

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Who or what determines what we eat? The Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at Cambridge University will outline the brain processes involved in responding to environmental stimuli and determining our food choices.

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Paul Fletcher

Event 312

Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

BISH BASH BOSH!

Venue: Starlight Stage
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A celebration of the brand-new, plant-based cookbook from the vegan superhero chefs. Do you want a quick weeknight supper that gets more veg into your diet? A show-stopping vegan Christmas dinner? A fun, fresh meal plan to set you up with plant-based packed lunches? Whatever you’re after, BISH BASH BOSH! has the perfect recipe. Henry and Ian have created a food revolution through the world’s biggest plant-based platform. BOSH! are on a mission to show the world just how versatile cooking with veg can be. Chaired by John Mitchinson.

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Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

Event 379

Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich

Honey & Co: At Home – Middle Eastern Recipes From Our Kitchen

Venue: Compass Studio
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The charismatic, award-winning chefs behind the Honey & Co empire introduce and demo their scrumptious new cookbook. From breads to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking. They offer authentic recipes like Jerusalem sesame bread filled with harissa and lemon chicken, a crisp salad with saffron-poached pears and walnut tahini, a fish pastilla and a rabbit stifado. The mouth-watering recipes featured in this book are quick and simple to make. Whip them up for lunch or a weekend meal without forward planning, special ingredients or fancy equipment – these will quickly become staple recipes that you, your friends and family will revisit again and again.

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Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich

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