City Council launches ‘Eat the Streets’ festival

by Gazette Reporter
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‘Eat the Streets!’ is a Dublin City Council project that runs from March 20 to June 20.

It is the creation of Michelle Darmody, food educator, researcher, and former owner and chef of Cake Cafe and Slice.

Michelle was approached by Dublin City Council to bring to life a conversation around food and climate change – What does it mean to eat local?

‘Eat the Streets!’ explores the answers by drawing attention to Dublin’s agriculture history as the vegetable basket of Ireland. From March to May, they are asking young people and their families to plant seeds and grow roots for a tastier tomorrow, while asking older generations for the recipes of yesteryear. 

And to share photos and drawings of growing projects and recipes through the Eat the Streets website and via social media with the #eatthestreets.

To accommodate any Covid-19 restrictions, ‘Eat the Streets’ will culminate in a 10-day online festival (11-20 June) that will bring together chefs, food experts, growers, and producers to cook, create and discover our rich food history. Participants will be equipped with tips and tricks to grow some of the best vegetables and herbs on their street. 

Chefs will wow with their twists on family favourites collected from primary and secondary students across Dublin City. A series of after-dinner chats to share ideas and talk about the future of food is also planned.

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