Eat the Streets!
You’ve probably had those conversations with parents or grandparents that start with “it was different in my day”. Where they remark on how little was on offer and how little waste there once was. Milk came in glass bottles, food in paper wrappers, clothes were mended, things were fixed. It’s frustrating to think of how drastically times have changed, from then until now. Most are now aware of this disparity and are doing the best they can to reduce our waste and reuse as much as possible. In doing this we are unconsciously using products and tricks that were once mainstream, we are looking back for ideas.
Eat the Streets! is an online festival aimed at having those conversations and learning from them. It aims to celebrate Dublin as a former food production hub, through intergenerational conversations with kids, parents, and grandparents. Learning about what Dubliners ate in past generations, collecting them into recipes, and helping to inform a sustainable future.
Running from June 11th-20th, the 10-day festival is done in conjunction with food educator Michelle Darmody and Dublin City Council.
“The aim of Eat the Streets is to focus on maximising the use of our food,” festival organiser Michelle Darmody said. The festival will be focused on interactive family events, with cook-alongs, workshops, and after-dinner discussions about the future of our food and sustainability.
“The aim is for fun and exploration and a focus on maximising the use of your food, we are looking at ways of making your leftovers tasty, and preserving or pickling tips will be provided. But first, before the food comes to our kitchen it needs to grow? Find out more from some of the cities growing experts; learn to make your own mini grow dome, attend a seed bomb workshop, watch walk-throughs of your local community garden or get hints and tips on how to plant your own vegetable patch,” Darmody added.
For more information visit the Eat the Streets! website.
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