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From Champagne to Spice Bags – Body & Soul is Foodie Heaven this Weekend

Body&Soul is a bizarre and beautiful banquet and is far more than a music festival. This weekend, from 23-25th June, the festival is offering an unmissable gastronomic experience for lovers of fine food and drink too.

Feeding the body and nourishing the soul, festival foodies are invited to join Food on Board and Veuve Clicquot for tantalising treats and sparkling conversations in a new dedicated food stage with a focus on high-end, sustainable and delectable cuisine.

With an eclectic mix of speakers from chefs to food writers to sommeliers and drinks experts, Dee Laffan will host two full days of exploration into contemporary food and drink topics at The Veuve Cliquot Sparkling Conversations Salon.

Kicking off on Friday evening to whet the appetite, the Sparkling Conversations Salon promises to be a tent of temptation for those looking to get their foodie fix on. Below is the full line up, featuring familiar faces like Kevin Thornton, the dynamic Happy Pear duo, Klaw’s Niall Sabongi, Spice Bag king Kwanghi Chan and TheTaste’s own Darina Coffey.


19.00-20.00 Musomedy by Totally Wired! Music & comedy from Ireland’s oldest & least successful boyband!
18.00-18.45 Bubbles & Banter-Irish Times’ journalist Gemma Tipton & the world’s number one female sommelier Julie Dupouy


19.00-20.00 30 Bites-a uniquely irreverent live three-way guide to food with Sophie White, Hilary White & Danny O’Brien
18.00-18.45 Life Behind the Lens-Chef Kevin Thornton illustrates the visual aspect of food as art
17.00-17.45 Food & Champagne Pairing-with sommelier Julie Dupouy and Irish Times journalist Gemma Tipton
16.00-16.45 Ali Dunworth presents Here’s One I Made Earlier featuring Katie Sanderson talking about her White Mausu sauce
15.00-15.45 Health, Happiness & Handstands with The Happy Pear
14.00-14.45 The Perfect Summer Combo-growing berries & tasting Champagne with GIY’s Karen O’Donohoe & Susan & Judith Boyle
13.00-13.45 The Taste Trends 2017 presented by’s Darina Coffey
12.00-12.45 When Life gives you Vinegar, Make Vinaigrette! with Virginia O’Gara from My Goodness


19.00-20.00 Talking Funny! Comedian Danny O’Brien brings the laughs & talks all things festival
18.00-18.45 My Kitchen Rules with chefs Gary O’Hanlon & Frankie Mallon
17.00-17.45 Hey good looking, what you got shucking? With Niall Sabongi from Klaw Dublin
16.00-16.45 This could be heaven! Champagne & chocolate with Susan (drinks expert) & Judith Boyle (beer sommelier)
15.00-15.45 Chef & producer Kwanghi Chan reveals the secrets to The Best Spice Bag You’ll Ever Eat!
14.00-14.45 Booze, Bitters & Botanicals! Put summer in your glass with Theresa Storey of The Green Apron
13.00-13.45 The Food Empathy Revolution! with Karen O’Donohoe, community manager with GIY
12.00-12.45 A Journey into Coffee-talking and cupping with Ben Craig from Root & Branch

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