This year Hereford Indie Food is presenting a series of talks in collaboration with, and curated by the folks at Hay Festival. Every morning throughout the weekend we will have a range of talks in The Bookshop. 

From foraging and nutrition to local business and food trends, we have something for everyone along with book signings and Q and A’s. Tickets for all talks are £10 and include daytime entrance to the festival, a Method Coffee and an Alex Gooch Cinnamon Bun. More information and tickets are available below

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Foraging - Adele Nozedar
10am / The Bookshop, Hereford Indie Food

After a long career in the music industry, which included building a successful recording studio and running her own Rhythm King label, Adele Nozedar now runs Brecon Beacons only dedicated foraging centre. As well as being a forager, Adele is the author of several books including two about foraging; ‘The Hedgerow Handbook’ and ‘The Garden Forager’. 


The Angry Chef - Anthony Warner
11am / The Bookshop, Hereford Indie Food

Whether a celebrity diet, fitness blogger or self-appointed nutrition expert, Angry Chef is there to say – hang on a minute. Anthony –a professional chef uses insight from psychiatrists, behavioural economists, food scientists and dieticians to unravel why people are so easily taken in by the latest fads; thus giving readers the tools to spot pseudoscience for themselves. 


Stephen Terry - Marco, The Michelin & Kitchen Philosophy 10am / The Bookshop, Hereford Indie Food

Owner of The Hardwick, Abergavenny, Stephen has worked alongside some of the best chefs in the world and regularly appeared on BBC 2’s Great British Menu. Join us as he talks about his early days in the kitchen with Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux Jr, cooking for Barack Obama, and his love/hate relationship with ‘The Michelin’.

Bill Sewell; Bills Kitchen: A Life of Food
11am / The Bookshop, Hereford Indie Food

Bill discusses his journey from concerned London vegetarian to enthusiastic rural omnivore. Trademarking strong flavours, simple techniques and a passion for the pleasure of cooking as well as eating, Bill talks about eating well and how social media can either kill or build a sense of community around food, cooking and eating.


‘The Perfect Diet’ with Debbie Lewis - Functional Medicine & Nutrition 11am / The Bookshop, Hereford Indie Food

A key part of achieving the best possible health is a healthy diet. But what is a healthy diet? Debbie will be in conversation with Kitty Corrigan talking about “good” and “bad” foods, Along with why the state of the body they are going in to, may be as important as the foods we are eating.

Farmageddon and The True Cost of Cheap Meat - Philip Lymbery 12pm / The Bookshop, Hereford Indie Food

Listed as one of the food industry’s most influential people and chair of farm animal welfare organisation, ‘Compassion in World Farming’. Phillip has had historic victories such as EU bans on barren battery cages for laying hens and veal crates for calves. His book, Farmageddon, has earned him a reputation as one of industrial farming’s fiercest critics.