Due to Berlin’s ever-growing epicurean community, we’ve opted out for not featuring food-related events/workshops on our site. Although, after learning about StadtLandFood Festival, writing a feature seemed like something completely necessary. This festival has everything we’re known to love – a local initiative, bringing attention to Berlin’s skilled community of artisans, farmers and manufacturers in an interactive way. The festival proclaims the need to reclaim local and sustainable food culture and support our own community/ region. The festival will be held at the popular Markt Halle Neun – the location of the hugely popular Street Food Thursday, which have been awarded as gastronomic innovators of Berlin and one of the top ten culinary destinations in Germany. As if this wasn’t impressive enough, the advisory board for this festival is pretty outstanding as well. Carlo Petrini acts as the Founder, while maintaining his other métier as the President of Slow Food International. Dieter Kosslick is the Festival Director while also working for the Berlin International Film Festival. Other members include Alice Waters – a chef and activist who made Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list of 2014, Peter Kubelka – an Austrian experimental film maker, chef and libertine, among other intriguing characters. 
This weekend StadtLandFood takes over, bringing us a a variety of different workshops, markets, film screenings, street food and more. The festival starts today with a raw dinner, several food screenings and a vernissage. Tomorrow continues with the weekend’s program of tastings, photo exhibitions, art exhibitions, readings, discussions, film, and workshops involving beer, wine, bread, honey, vegetables, sausage, distillery, fish, cheese and coffee. 
For more information about the workshops and events visit here.
To RSVP and share visit here.