12-14 May 2017.
Old Truman Brewery,
London.

Live Cooking Theatre


Whether you’re an accomplished foodie or a chef in the making, our Live Cooking Theatre will fuel your creativity, invigorate the senses and (most importantly) leave you feeling inspired!
 
Feed your passion with our hand-picked experts who will be sharing practical ideas and essential knowledge to help you (re)discover your balance. All sessions are included in your ticket, and there’s no need to book – simply pop along and enjoy.
 
Don’t forget to check back regularly – exciting new sessions will be released in the coming weeks.
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Zanna Van Dijk
Zanna Van Dijk, Clean Eating Alice, The Food Medic and Healthy Chef Steph – The Fitness Feast
Confused about which foods will help you achieve your most challenging fitness goals? The Fitness Feast is here to help. This insightful session will feature Zanna Van Dijk giving the low-down on a healthy, balanced and delicious three-course meal, created by The Food Medic, Healthy Chef Steph and Clean Eating Alice. Expect top food and fitness tips as we watch the personal trainer chefs in action.
15:20
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16:00
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Saturday
13th May
Dale Pinnock
How to Cook Healthily with Dale Pinnock
Meet The Medicinal Chef – one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, published author and the man behind the Sano School of Culinary Medicine. Dale’s philosophy is that everyone can use food as medicine to support their health and learning how to do this starts in the kitchen. Join Dale as he presents his favourite everyday recipes to help you eat your way to better health. Packed with evidence based nutritional science, Dale’s session will delve into the benefits of the ingredients, and help you better understand the effects of blood sugar levels and fatty acid balance
16:20
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17:00
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Friday
12th May
11:20 - 12.00, Saturday 13th May
11:20 - 12:00, Sunday 14th May
Julie Montagu
Three Ways with Turmeric
Three ways with turmeric - Before there were prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, herbs and spices were the foundation of traditional medicine practices around the world.Fast-forward thousands of years, and researchers today are now taking a fresh look at the potential in these natural remedies. The Indian spice turmeric is right at the top of the list. As modern science is now showing, turmeric is an outstanding example of the concept that foods can powerfully support the body’s healing processes. And here are 3 different ways to get it into your diet.
12:20
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13:00
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Sunday
14th May
The Angry Chef
Bad Science and The Truth About Healthy Eating
Anthony Warner is a developmental chef and food science writer who blogs under his not-so-secret alter-ego, The Angry Chef. He does not have a food philosophy. He is merely curious and determined to get to the truth of healthy eating following his frustration at the unscientific messages being spread by healthy eating celebrities. This session promises to separate fad from fact and restore common-sense to nutrition.
13:20
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14:00
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Saturday
13th May
Jordan Bourke
Healthy Baking
Jordan Bourke is a chef, award-winning food writer and food stylist. Having trained at the Ballybalow Cookery School in his native Ireland, Jordan was immediately picked up by the Michelin star chef Skye Gyngell, with whom he worked for years at Petersham Nurseries Restaurant in London. Jordan will demonstrate how simple it is to make nourishing and wholesome bakes with recipes from his fourth book ‘Healthy Baking.’
16:20
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17:00
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Saturday
13th May
The Doctor’s Kitchen
Food First (Drugs Second)
Doctor Rupy Aujla believes that the food we choose can be even more powerful than any pill he can prescribe. Expect incredible insight as Dr Aujla demonstrates a simple and delicious meal, bursting with nutritional (yet everyday) produce, and shows you exactly how to make it yourself. Discover why food should be your top health priority, the clinical evidence behind the ingredients he uses, and why he believes we need to prioritise our ‘plates before pills’.
15:20
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16:00
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Sunday
14th May
Irena Macri
Paleo Feast
London based, Australian food blogging darling and cookbook author, Irena Macri, shares two of her favourite paleo and gluten-free recipes. Learn how to make Irena's renown banana and coconut pancakes using a time-saving trick you probably haven't thought of before. For the main course, get treated to a fragrant cauliflower 'couscous that could become your new favourite staple.
18:20
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19:00
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Friday
12th May
Alexandra Dudley (Punch Foods)
Waste Not Want Not - How to Eat and Live Sustainably
Food should never be wasted. There is always something to be remade or newly created from leftovers, scraps and often the things we consider waste are in fact delicious. Alexandra Dudley, founder of Punch Foods, explains what it means to eat and live sustainably; shunning all diet clans for a more balanced approach to living well, she believes in living with not just our own welfare in mind but that of our world too. Watch Alexandra as she turns waste into delicious and shares simple tips from her upcoming cookbook to make sustainable eating easy in the everyday.
10:20
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11:00
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Sunday
14th May
Mindful Chef
Healthy Eating Made Easy
Meet Myles and Giles, the guys behind the UK's favourite food recipe box and authors of Eat Well Live Better - 30 minute meals to help you get lean, reduce stress, improve energy and enjoy better sleep. Find out the importance food has on helping you feel amazing both inside and out. Taking inspiration and sourcing food from the Westcountry where they grew up, Myles and Giles will cook up their customers favourite dishes and give you an insight into the beliefs and ethos behind Mindful Chef.
17:20
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18:00
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Sunday
14th May
Nicky Clinch
Feed Your Inner Warrior: Empowering You Through Food
In this demo, Nicky Clinch,  Transformational Life Coach, Macrobiotic Counsellor & Chef  will talk about how we can use food to nourish all parts of ourselves, drawing from the ancient power of Oriental Medicine and Macrobiotics She will demonstrate the different qualities that food can give us, how to create balance within each dish, all whilst demonstrating one of her delicious Macro Bowls.
10:20
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11:00
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Saturday
13th May
London Paleo Girl, Alt Healthy Beki, Lucy Bee, The Food Grinder
Ready Steady Cook
An action-packed session where the healthy quad battle it out to create a quick, nutritious and flavoursome dish on the spot. Balance Festival will be providing a bag of no fuss, no nonsense, everyday ingredients (nothing too fancy here!) and challenge the chefs to whizz up something super simple, yet impressive. Join in the fun and help us decide the winner – let’s cook!
12:20
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13:00
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Saturday
13th May
Bettina’s Kitchen
Plant-based Workshop
Plant-based workshop - If plant-based cooking sounds over-complicated or underwhelming, this is the session for you. Bettina will go through a variety of easy-to-make, plant-based swaps and talk you through the most convenient ways to action them at home. The hardest thing about changing your diet, for whatever reason, is finding delicious alternatives – here, Bettina provides the answers. Discover the best swaps for dairy, gluten and refined sugars, and watch Bettina create some fantastic, go-to recipes that can be enjoyed again and again.
13:20
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14:00
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Sunday
14th May
Irena Macri
Fermentation Workshop
Fermentation Workshop - Gut health and fermentation are some of the hottest topics in the wellness world. In this hands on presentation, food blogger and cookbook author, Irena Macri, will run you through the basics of fermentation and why it does your body good; and, she will show you how to easy method to make sauerkraut at home.
17:20
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18:00
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Saturday
13th May
LIHA Beauty
Kitchen Beauty Workshop
Join LIHA Beauty for an interactive workshop where you will focus on skin-food recipes. Learn how to make your own 100% natural and organic creams, body butters, lotions using Shea butter as a base along with kitchen ingredients and botanical essential oils. Options include a luxurious lavender face cream, a Palmarosa body rub for aching muscles post workout, a Geranium and Neroli pregnancy belly rub to help with stretch marks or even a tea tree nappy balm.
18:20
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19:00
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Saturday
13th May
Gina Geoghegan
Wild Fizz Kombucha Masterclass
Gina Geoghegan, Founder and master brewer at Wild Fizz Kombucha, will share what Kombucha actually is, why it’s beneficial for you and show how to brew your very own at home. This session will help you get to know your tea, sugar and your S.C.O.B.Y.,  plus share various methods of flavouring your ‘booch.’ Leave as a master brewer with some newly toned fermentation skills.
17:20
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18:00
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Friday
12th May