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National Geographic Food Festival 2019

by Nicola Macdonald

On 20-21 July, 5,455 attendees descended on the Business Design Centre in Islington for the inaugural National Geographic Food Festival.

On the show floor 45 exhibitors offered a range of food, drink and culinary expertise, along with 59 performances from chefs, authors and speakers across four stages.

Glen Mutel, editor of National Geographic Traveller Food, said: “Launching a new event is always a risky business, but I’m delighted with how our inaugural Food Festival played out and was received.

“I was particularly struck by the passion of our audience. Not only was the venue packed, but it was packed with enthusiasts — the type of visitors who are as keen to see Adam Handling plate up some lobster as they are to attend a wine tutorial, watch a panel debate on food trends or learn how to make Guadeloupean flambé bananas. And next year, we’ll hopefully have even more to offer them, as we bring the worlds of food and travel together once again.”

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