Editor Alison Jane in the Medicinal Garden at The Ventnor Botanic with Head Chef Brad Roe.
Listen up, Ethical Hedonist readers. I am thrilled to invite you to join me, Hollywood actress Britt Rentschler and bestselling author Carl Honore and gourmet real food Chef Brad Roe for a virtual night of film talk, foodie and slow life inspiration at The Ventnor Botanic Garden, England's hottest botanic garden. The garden exists because Queen Victoria's doctor declared that it has the perfect micro-climate to recover from diseases of the respiratory tract.
This promises to be an evening of uplifting cultural experiences and delicious culinary inspiration and exciting ideas on how to add medicinal plants and herbs to your food and live like a flaneur from the tranquil surroundings of the beautiful Edulis Restaurant in the heart of the garden.
The show takes place on December 3rd 2020 with a 7.15 for 7.30 pm start.
This is an evening not to be missed! Buy your reward ticket now!
Support Independent Arts and Culture Journalism to Innovate and Thrive
The evening is the first of a new series of live inspirational magazine shows from fascinating locations to support our independent arts and culture magazine and help us thrive during COVID-19. We are teaming up with other talented journalists and authors to create magazine evenings where the revenue can be shared. We have lost all our sponsorship revenue this year because of COVID-19. We only raised 25% of our main crowdfunding target after our business backers pulled out due to the pandemic.
So now we are focused on people power.
Brad Roe-s Eucalyptus Poached Pear with Prickly Pear and Granola
A Subtropical Garden of Eden
The Ventnor Botanic Garden is a subtropical Eden on England's south coast, in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. It is a wonderful local resource and a place I visit many times to find peace, inspiration and delight from the marvellous subtropical and medicinal plants, flowers and trees.
I will be presenting a live magazine evening from the Ventnor Botanic Garden with a cookery demo with botanical head chef, Brad Roe, together with bestselling slow living author, Carl Honore, who will be sharing the secrets from his book In Praise of Slow and his new book Bolder on ageing and how to thrive.
Carl Honore, The Pied Piper of the Slow Movement
The Global Guru on the Slow Movement - Globe and Mail
Carl Honoré is an author, broadcaster, two-time TED speaker and the voice of the Slow Movement. After working with street children in Brazil, he covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer and other publications. His bestselling books are published in 35 languages.
Carl’s latest book, Bolder: Making The Most Of Our Longer Lives, explores ageing – how we can do it better and feel better about doing it. It’s also a spirited manifesto against ageism.
More About the Ventnor Botanic Garden
Brad Roe's Scallops with Butternut Squash Puree and Pea and Tarragon Bisque
I never tire of exploring all manner of fragrant, curious and surprisingly edible beauties! Some of these specimens will definitely land up on the show menu as Brad shows us how to create real food dishes inspired by local and regenerative organic farmers, local fishermen and his Alice in Wonderland larder!
There will be a rather special organic dark chocolate cake, with curious botanical ingredients and some donated giveaways.
The evening is in support of our independent arts and culture magazine. Tickets cost £20. Concessions for people on a low income £12. Get your ticket here and spread the word about our wonderful arts and culture magazine. Warm Wishes, Alison Jane, Carl, Brad and Team Ethical Hedonist Magazine.
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