Our founder and creative director, Julia Roberts, will be joining two panel discussions during the festival:-
Shaken and Stirred: Global Literary Festivals with a Twist with Michelle Garnaut – Australian restaurateur, Sirish Rao – festival producer,/writer, and moderator & literary consultant – Meenakshi Alimchandani.
The second panel discussion is Mirch Masala: Indian Flavours of the World with Mallika Basu – Indian cook/food writer/columnists, Manjri Agarwal and Chef and moderator Shaun Kenworthy.
Both events take place on the historic Park Street (officially Mother Teresa Sani) in the centre of Kolkata, a famous thoroughfare in the city which runs through what was a deer park owned by Sir Elijah Impey, Chief Justice of the supreme Court of Calcutta from 1773 to 1789.
The Ginger and Spice Festival explores the exotic and fascinating culinary heritage and historical links of eastern spices to Market Drayton of which Kolkata plays a significant part.
For further information on the festival, please go the: Ginger and Spice Festival