Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to speak in Bristol
Food campaigner and celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be in Bristol on Friday sharing his recipes and talking about his food crusade.
As part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas, which sees hundreds of speakers take to the stage each year to discuss hot topics, the broadcaster and writer will speak at the University of Bristol.
There he will discuss his food mission, which has seen him take on retail giant Tesco in a bid to promote a more ethical treatment of chickens used in the food industry.
Fearnley-Whittingstall has also tackled the issue of sustainable fishing, filming for a Channel 4 series Hugh's Fish Fight.
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Appearing in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, the chef - winner of the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011 and Best Food Personality - will also talk about his approach to food.
Fearnley-Whittingstall will discuss his latest work, Hugh's Three Good Things , in which he looks back over nearly two decades of professional cookery, exploring the combinations that make a dish great.
The book is the latest in a long line of publications from the food guru - The River Cottage Cookbook, The River Cottage Meat Book, The River Cottage Fish Book, River Cottage Everyday, and River Cottage Everyday Veg .
Organisers say the chef is also likely to cover the badger cull in his hour-long talk.
The event, which is free to attend, is now fully booked. Organisers say they are operating a waiting list, to which people can request to be added
Other big names appearing at the Bristol Festival of Ideas this autumn are Guardian journalist Polly Toynbee, world-famous scientist Steven Pinker, presenter Jonathan Dimbleby and writer Will Self.
The festival sees 20,000 people flock to the 1,000-plus events hosted each year.
First launched in 2005, the bulk of the festival’s events takes place in May each year, which in 2013 will be between the 9th and the 19th.
The festival costs £80,000 a year to host, and is funded through ticket income, sponsorship and fundraising, as well as investment from Bristol City Council, Business West and Arts Council England in the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.
To find out more, visit www.ideasfestival.co.uk.