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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Famous Foodies Rant - Round Two

After the success of their Speakers’ Corner at the Real Food Festival, Rude Health are taking their rants on the road again and heading west for the Abergavenny Food Festival.The Rude Health gang will be joined by celebrated chefs, food writers and producers as they too step onto the hay bale and up to the microphone to rant. Come to the Castle and listen on Saturday 19th September and Sunday 20th September between 12noon - 1pm, and again at 3pm - 4pm.

First up will be Rude Health’s own relentless ranter Nick Barnard, followed by the likes of The Hardwick’s Stephen Terry and fellow local foodie Shaun Hill, of The Walnut Tree.

Find out if there’s a dragon-like side to Levi Roots whilst baker extraordinaire Richard Bertinet kneads out some of his bugbears. Rare Tea lady Henrietta Lovell, straight-talking Alison Lea-Wilson from Halen Môn, the Whitechapel Gallery’s feted “no-fuss” chef Maria Eliaand the passionate Italian cookery writer Laura Santtini will show that the girls have plenty to rant about too.

After a terrific (if controversial) tirade against Elizabeth David at Real Food, seasoned ranter and editor of new food magazine Fire and Knives, Tim Hayward will be back freshly riled and ready to let off steam. Also chalked up to appear are spicy ranters Cyrus Todiwala MBE and Richard Ehrlich who will be revealing what really gets them hot under the collar. We can see the sparks flying already. It’s sure to be a spectacle - as long as Nick relinquishes the hay bale; we’ve got a cattle prong just in case!*

Hecklers welcome. The more vocal the better.

And if you’re not able make it to the Abergavenny Food Festival the rants will be recorded and uploaded to the Rude Health website -
http://www.rudehealth.com/ - where you can currently find all of the Real Food rants, including those by Mexican-food marvel Thomasina Miers, author-blogger Simon Majumdar and St John restaurateur Trevor Gulliver, a prince amongst ranters.

* Cattle prong or similar poking device will not be used on anyone apart from Nick - he’sused to it.


Nick Barnard; Rude Health’s own ranter
Stephen Terry; owner and chef of The Hardwick restaurant
Shaun Hill; head chef at The Walnut Tree restaurant
Levi Roots; creator of Reggae-Reggae sauce and presenter of Caribbean Food Made Easy
Richard Bertinet; French chef, baker, author and owner of The Bertinet kitchen
Henrietta Lovell; founder of Rare Tea Company
Alison Lea-Wilson; founder and co-owner of Halen Môn
Maria Elia; author of The Modern Vegetarian and head chef at Whitechapel Gallery
Laura Santtini; food writer and author of Easy Tasty Italian cookbook
Tim Hayward; editor of Fire and Knives
Cyrus Todiwala MBE; owner and Executive chef of Cafe Spice Namaste
Richard Ehrlich; award-winning drinks writer
Thomasina Miers; food writer and co-owner of Wahaca restaurants
Simon Majumdar; author and Dos Hermanos blogger
Trevor Gulliver; co-owner of St John restaurant

The Abergavenny Food Festival
19th - 20th September 2009
Rude Health’s Speakers’ Corner can be found in the Castle area

Who are Rude Health?
Based in SW London, Rude Health was set up by a bunch of foodies in 2005 with one simple aim: to make breakfast cereals that they wanted to eat. This means everything Rude Health makes has to be wholesome, sustainable, good for you, and of course, utterly delicious.

Stockist Information
Available from Waitrose and Ocado in addition to the best farm shops, delis, organic health food stores and independent gourmet retailers nationwide.

For further information on Rude Health and their range of delicious breakfast products you can visit the website

For more details, photography or scrumptious samples contact Holly
tel: 020 8877 9821


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