MEET THE GRILLMASTERS: #MEATOPIA2021 HEADLINERS
It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for: we’re ready to reveal six of our headline grillers for #Meatopia2021. Let’s get right into it.
NIKLAS EKSTEDT, EKSTEDT AT THE YARD
This chef, who returns to Meatopia after an inaugural 2016 appearance, barely needs an introduction. The mighty NIKLAS EKSTEDT of Sweden’s fire-cooking Mecca Ekstedt is joining our ranks once again, just as he prepares to open his first UK restaurant EKSTEDT AT THE YARD in London later this year.
SARIT PACKER & ITAMAR SRULOVICH, HONEY & CO
Appearing at Meatopia for the very first time is SARIT PACKER & ITAMAR SRULOVICH of Middle Eastern institution HONEY & CO. Honey & Co’s newest cookbook is a bible for BBQ lovers, and the pair will undoubtedly serve up their invaluable knowledge at Meatopia.
MELISSA THOMPSON, FOUL MOUTHS FOOD
Another expert in her field, MELISSA THOMPSON, who goes by the moniker FOUL MOUTHS FOOD, develops barbeque recipes and showcases grilling techniques as one of the country’s authorities on fire cooking. You may recognise her from her BBC Good Food magazine column, in which she highlights food from all over the globe.
HASAN SEMAY (AKA BIG HAS)
Though he only made his debut at Meatopia in 2019, HASAN SEMAY (AKA BIG HAS) has fast become a favourite of the festival and its fans due to his backyard BBQ SUNDAY SESSIONS streamed on YouTube and Instagram. It’s about time we welcome him back into the fold… stay tuned for more from Has to be announced.
Bristol-based GENEVIEVE TAYLOR has an impressive 11 cookbooks under her belt as well as an avid following of fire cooking enthusiasts on Instagram. Genevieve has a love of simple, beautiful food and is on a mission to encourage more outdoor cooking.
RICHARD TURNER, MEATOPIA FOUNDING FATHER
Do we even need to tell you who this is? RICHARD TURNER is not only a legend in the fire-cooking world as the creator of many acclaimed restaurants championing quality, respsonsibly-reared meat including HAWKSMOOR, but a founding father of Meatopia itself.
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