July 2020
The Story of Amaro: Foraging for Bitter Greens in Sicily
Symposium Chair Elisabeth Luard introduces one of the evening events at the V-Symp Fabrizia Lanza, owner and director of Anna Tasca Lanza, the world-renowned cooking school and centre of culinary…
June 2020
V-Symp guest chef David Tanis shares his Oxford Food Symposium Experience
My Oxford Symposium Experiences Thus Far My first Oxford Symposium experience was in 2019. I had long wanted to attend, but the opportunity never arose until last year, when I…
June 2020
The Stubborn Cuisine of Fogo Island
Symposium Chair, Elisabeth Luard, introduces our Friday evening v-chefs Not all chefs with a barrowful of culinary laurels would consider taking on a challenge such the Fogo Island Inn, brain-child…
May 2020
Meet V-Symposium Guest Chef Asma Khan
Symposium Chair Elisabeth Luard talks about life, liberty and food with this year’s guest chef Asma Khan Asma Khan is a powerhouse for change in the restaurant world. Radical by…
May 2020
Cooking for the Symposium
Tim Kelsey, Head Chef at St Catz, talks about the experience of cooking for 250 Symposiasts for the last fourteen years This year, with the Symposium going virtual, lock-down seems…
May 2020
All about the V-Symposium’s Visit to Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar
Symposium Trustee Gamze İneceli takes us on a journey of the senses to Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar Imagine, if you will, the waters of the Bosphorus at your back. Inhale the…
April 2020
2020: Our very first V-Symp
Update from our Chair, Elisabeth Luard It’s been a busy time since our Trustees took the decision a month and a half ago that we needed to go virtual. Organising…
November 2019
Remembering Richard Hosking
From our former Chair, Carolin C. Young, with Patsy Iddison and Helen Saberi It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the Oxford Symposium on Food and…
October 2019
Lifetime Achievement Award for Symposium President Claudia Roden
Symposium Chair Elisabeth Luard on Claudia Roden’s Lifetime Achievement Award Many congratulations to our President, Claudia Roden, on receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award at Observer Food Monthly’s annual award ceremony…
August 2019
Post-Symposium News
A message from Symposium chair Elisabeth Luard Thanks to all Symposiasts and everyone involved in the success of 2019’s Oxford Symposium on Food & Power. Whether as paper-presenters, invited speakers,…