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Yalumba Taste the World
The Yalumba Taste the World stage is the perfect setting for specially selected artists to cook up a storm and talk about their culture through stories, anecdotes and off the cuff performances. You even get to sample the delicious meals the artists create, and there will be plenty of wine to try out as well. If music be the food of love, then let WOMAD play on!
A selection of the artists cooking up a treat this year are Metá Metá, who bring a taste of Brazil to the stage, Viguela whose traditional Spanish fare includes Gazpacho, Tortilla and Arroz con Leche, authentic vegan Tex Mex from Las Cafeteras and Savina Yannatou ‘s Greek delights.
Festival-goers will also be able to sample the delights of Ethiopia with Selamnesh Zemen. Surprises too come in the shape of the wonderful Speech Debelle (one time semi-finalist on Masterchef) dipping into her cookbook and vocal repertoire.
After a fantastically successful debut partnership last year, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery Yalumba are back bringing with them over 168 years of winemaking history and expertise. Continuing a collaboration based on WOMAD and Yalumba’s shared passion for sustainability and family-based ethos, the vast selection of refreshing wines will not only be available at bars throughout the festival, but also as part of the Yalumba Taste the World stage, to be enjoyed alongside some spectacular dishes from around the world.
Yalumba Winemaker Kevin Glastonbury will also be on-site this year all the way from Australia to offer exclusive wine tasting sessions and talks to compliment the incredible food on offer. He’ll be able to give festival-goers an insight into the craft of sustainable winemaking and creating wine that is 100% vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Young festival-goers will be donning their chef’s hats and aprons as the kid’s cookery workshops are back by popular demand – with everything from vegetarian sushi to everyday delights on the menu. It’s first come first served with no prior booking, so arrive early to get a place and become the next junior Masterchef!
Ecotricity and chef Em Franklin from Forest Green Rovers Football Club will deliver a ‘Making Match-day Food’ workshop, showcasing the amazing vegan food available at the club. Forest Green Rovers is the world’s first vegan football club and was promoted to the football league for the first time in the club’s 128 year history at Wembley in May. Children will have the opportunity to do some hands on cooking at the Yalumba Taste the World stage from 10am on Friday 28th July and to try some items from the club menu.
Let your taste buds be tingled this festival and we’ll see you at the most delicious of WOMAD stages; Yalumba Taste the World.
Yalumba’s Tastings and presentations on stage
Thursday, 7pm – 7.30pm: Yalumba introduction Tasting followed by a Q & A
Friday, 1.15: Tasting at Yalumba Bar
Friday, 7.30pm – 8pm: Tasting followed by a Q & A
Saturday, 1.15pm: Tasting at Yalumba Bar
Saturday, 7.30pm – 8pm: Tasting followed by a Q & A
Sunday, 1.15pm: Tasting at Yalumba Bar
Sunday, 7.20pm – 8pm: 19.20 – 20.00 Tasting followed by a Q & A