Festival Forums

Friday 6th December
5.00pm Why do people come to Cornwall? With the demise of the bucket and spade brigade visiting the county purely to spend time on our beaches, this expert panel will be exploring the rise in guests visiting to walk the coast path, enjoy Cornish food and drink, and indulge in the rich culture and education that Cornwall has to offer. Jill Stein will be joined by The Eden Project’s Tim Smit, and Visit Cornwall’s chief executive Malcolm Bell, plus a very special guest to discuss.
Saturday 7th December
12.00pm Expect an entertaining debate surrounding three of Europe’s finest cuisines. Is fine French food in decline? Is Italian passion being diluted by conservative pizza ranges and bland pasta sauces? Or is British cooking just getting better? Rick Stein and fellow panellists Matthew Fort and Rowley Leigh will share their thoughts. Come and listen, and give us your views. Compèred by Brian Turner.

The ever-popular forums return to the festival this year, a chance to debate some of the hot topics in the world of food and hospitality.  All-star panels of industry experts come together to discuss the issues which are currently hitting the headlines – and there’s plenty of opportunity for audience participation. Each forum lasts around 45 minutes.