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Festival Question Time

Get your kitchen dilemmas solved and debate key food and nutrition issues with a panel of experts in live Festival Question Time sessions with BBC Radio Devon.

The 2016 timeable is shown below. Check in again to see the 2017 timetable as soon as it is announced. 

Time Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd Sunday 24th
11.15-11.45 Guilty pleasures / favourite foods - Fish finger sandwich at 11pm? Come along and discuss your guilty foodie pleasures with Paul Young of Los Pacominos, Anna Britten, Editor of Exeter Living magazine and Mark Puckey of Padstow Seafood School Chef Q&A - a chance to ask all of your burning questions to our panel of top chefs with Michael Caines MBE, Exeter Food Festival co-founder, Peter Gorton of Gortons Restaurant and Tom Cull of Dartmoor Kitchen and Tom's Pies Creating the perfect coffee - ask the experts your questions and sample some speciality coffee with Jesse Dodkins, South West Training Manager of Origin, Ed Greenall, Roaster, Origin and Jo Rees, editor of the South west Independent Coffee Guide
1.15-1.45 Why Organic? The pros and cons with Matt Mason of Jack in the Green, Gelf Alderson of River Cottage and Gabriel David, founder and chairman of Luscombe Drinks Alternative Meats - Roast beef again? How about Alpaca or Venison? Come along to discover alternative meat for your menu with Steve Williams of Good Game, Emma Collisons of Moor View Alpacas and Rosie Sands of Bush Farm Catering Eating for health. Spiralizer getting dusty? Coconut oil feeling unloved? Come and ask your burning questions about the latest 'eating well' trends with Jamie Raftery, The Holistic Chef, Naomi Devlin, teacher of gluten free and nutritional courses at River Cottage HQ and Ashburton Cookery School
2.15-2.45 Grow Your Own: kitchen gardening questions answered with Orlando Murrin, writer, Crumbs Devon, Gelf Alderson, Head Chef of River Cottage HQ and Nick Hewison of Blueberry Brothers 'South West tipples - come and discover some of the most exciting drinks to come out of the south west with Geoff Bowen of Pebblebed, Chris Yandell, Founder of Rocktails, Patrick McCaig of Otter Brewery Chefs Q & A - South West chefs share their passions, obsessions and even their mistakes! With Simon Hulstone, Chef Patron of Elephant Brasseries, Michael Caines, MBE, Exeter Food Festival co-founder and Tim Bouget of ODE  

Note: All details correct at the time of print and are subject to change.