Event 6: Scoop - Irish Food Stories // Saturday 5th November 2022, 12noon Kells Courthouse Tourism & Cultural Hub
SCOOP - IRISH FOOD STOREIS
Venue: Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub Tickets: €5
Independent food and travel writer Ali Dunworth in conversation with the faces behind Ireland's newest Irish food magazine, Scoop. Ali will chat to publisher Kristin Jensen and editor-in-chief Dee Laffan on their vision to curate this new biannual magazine sharing the inside story on Irish food. Dee and Kristin want Scoop to curate an inclusive snapshot of Irish food that reflects on the past, celebrates our deliciously diverse present and looks forward to the future. Indie, edgy and women-led, their goal is to be a bold, creative, collectible journal.
Scoop is a biannual magazine sharing the inside story on Irish food. At Scoop, we curate an inclusive snapshot of Irish food that reflects on the past, celebrates our deliciously diverse present and looks forward to the future. Indie, edgy and women-led, our goal is to be a bold, creative, collectible journal.
@scoopfoodmag | scoopfoodmag.com
Kristin Jensen is the publisher and editor at Nine Bean Rows Books and Blasta Books and the publisher of Scoop magazine. Frustrated that many voices and many parts of our food culture were not being represented, she founded this boutique publishing house for tastemakers and storytellers in 2021 to update the story of the modern, diverse and vibrant food scene in Ireland. Before that, Kristin was a freelance editor and writer for over 20 years, specialising in editing cookbooks and recipes. Kristin is also the co-author of Making Artisan Pizza at Home (Ryland Peters & Small, 2022), Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider (New Island, 2014) and a forthcoming cookbook to be published in June 2023. She has served as the secretary and the chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild. When she’s not pottering in the kitchen or got her nose stuck in a book, you’ll find her walking for miles in the countryside with her dogs, probably listening to a podcast about food. @edibleireland
Dee Laffan is a freelance journalist and editor with over 15 years of experience in the areas of food, drink and travel. Editor-in-chief of Scoop magazine and former editor of leading Irish magazines Food & Wine, Easy Food and Yes Chef! and publishing director of the fft hospitality title, she has also written for most national newspapers over the years. Dee’s work extends to broadcasting, where she is currently co-host of the Spice Bags podcast, awarded Best Irish Food Podcast by the Irish Food Writing Awards 2021, and is a contributor on the Ireland AM morning TV show. Her business also includes digital content consultancy, working with clients from all areas of the hospitality industry to create and manage digital strategies, content and social media. Dee’s passion for Irish food has led her to many roles in the industry: chair of Slow Food Dublin, co-host of food stages at Taste of Dublin, host of the BasteCamp stage at Big Grill Festival and a judge of Blas na hÉireann (the annual National Irish Food Awards). She is a proud member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild. When Dee isn’t nerding it up about food, she loves to indulge in her other love of films and TV shows, especially horror and sci-fi. @deelaffan