The Rude Health Rants team, led by co-founder and chief ranter Nick, are a proudly outspoken gang who aren’t afraid of standing up for real, honest food.
The Rude Health Rants have been running at the Abergavenny Food Festival for 8 years and are an opportunity to give companies, speakers, chefs and producers a voice through a short rant, about something close to their heart.
Whether its an appeal for more food education in schools, a rant about rubbish supermarket sushi, or even a love poem to the Festival - ranters rant about anything that gets them going. The ranters are a top notch line-up of food producers, chefs and food writers, ranting to an audience of foodies, chefs and bloggers so it is a lot of fun.
Throughout the weekend Festival-goers were given the chance to join them at the Castle in their mission to eat right, and stay brilliant by speaking up.
Ranters with a diverse range of topics took to the stage with the following talks:
SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
Regula Ysewijn, Miss Foodwise - Clean Eating!
William Sitwell - Problems with Chief Medical Officer & Cronies & Low Guidelines About Healthy Drinking
Jim Hamilton, The King's Arms Hotel - Grumpy Complaining Git Advisor (GCGA)
Nick Russell, The Watercress Company - Wasabi: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Charles Martell, Charles Martell & Son - Cheese
Naomi Devlin - Free From on Supermarket Shelves and Health Food Stores
Eleanor Ford - Being Adventurous with Baby Food
Catherine Fookes, Organic UK Food - Brexit and Our Food System
Jim Hamilton, The King's Arms Hotel - Are Health Recommendations Just Advertising?
Chris Young, The Real Bread Campaign - Bread
Kimiko Barber - Sushi
Rachael Watson, The Abergavenny Baker - Gluten Intolerance from a Foodie and Medical Perspective
Simi Rezai, Simi's Kitchen
Anand George, Purple Poppadom - The Inspiration Behind his Book
Bill King, Artisan Baker - The Rise of the “ Instagram Chef” if Possible a Triumph of Style over Substance – in more ways than one
Rufus Carter, The Patchwork Traditional Food Company - The Only Thing that Makes Food Great is the Company
Elaine Blanchard, The Food Assembly - Food Assemblies and Cutting Food Wastage in Abergavenny
Cyrus Todiwala, Café Spice Namaste
SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
1:00pm-2:00pm - The Big Fat Debate
Free for wristband holders