Chatting Food On The Edge & Smallholders Gathering with Francis Nesbitt

One of the perks of the day job is being able to chat on radio about food, or better still, listening in studio while others talk about their food loves and food experiences.

I caught up with Francis Nesbitt first when A Taste of River Cottage was bound for Croan Cottages in Kilkenny and since then he’s been pretty busy – particularly with the Smallholders Gathering held at this year’s Savour Kilkenny Food Festival while also taking in Food On The Edge in the same week.

If you missed out on Food On The Edge this year, if you have an interest in producing food at home, then fire on the kettle and give yourself the few minutes to enjoy the chat below. On mobile? Tap ‘listen in browser’ to get started.

During the conversation we’ll recap the first Smallholders Gathering in Kilkenny, before looking at Food On The Edge, its takeaways, keen points raised and what the future of food in Ireland is looking like.

Francis Nesbitt runs Croan Cottages in Kilkenny, offering self-catering cottages available throughout the year. If you fancy dining at the cottages during your stay, lunches and dinners can be prepared and delivered straight to your door.

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Ken McGuire

Broadcaster and sports writer at KCLR96FM; digital media head with a production eye on theatre, film and video; Read my Irish food blog, Ken On Food.

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