What does it mean to eat local? A question exercising many of us over the past year, and the germ of the idea behind Eat The Streets! a food-focused journey of discovery spearheaded by culinary genius Michelle Darmody.
Over the past three months the project, sponsored by Dublin City Council and Creative Ireland, has been challenging young people to grow their favourite fruit and veg while learning more about Dublin’s rich food heritage.
The initiative culminates in a ten-day festival this June that sees chefs, food experts and growers provide food for thought on the city’s food future, while also digging up the skinny on Dublin’s past food rearing efforts.
We’re particularly looking forward to hearing about the roots put down by the Vikings 1000 years ago and uncovering what Dubliners were growing in medieval times.
We’re also devouring the cheerful, eye-catching design play on food, celebrating vegetables in all their glory by the ever-inventive Niall Sweeney of Pony.
Read our interview with Michelle Darmody here.