In part one of Meatopia: The Movie, a four-part film lifting the lid on the making of the 2019 festival, we focus on the ingredient at the heart of it all… the fire, and the fuel that feeds it.

While you were still dreaming about your favourite dish from last year’s festival (Tom Brown’s oyster? Bryan Furman’s smoky jerk duck? Amninder’s tandoor kebab?), we were working on a four-part mini-movie to lift the lid on the smoking pot that is Meatopia and give all of you a peek inside.

From skill to ethos, there’s a hell of a lot that goes into creating the festival and every dish that the chefs bring to its collective table. We wanted to document that story, from the fires that roar under the grills, to the sourcing of our veg and meat, the craft of cooking them both, and the magical moment that it all comes together in one big party at the Dock.

Keep your eyes peeled for some special guests rearing their heads in there… you might even see yourself tucking into a chop or getting down to some funky brass band beats after a few craft beers.

Click here to view part one: FIRE, where Mark Parr (AKA Lord Logs) of the London Log Co talks about the element at the very heart of Meatopia. For Mark, the sustainably-sourced wood and charcoal used to cook over at the festival starts long before it arrives on-site. He thinks of wood as a cooking ingredient, and takes its story back to its very roots, describing the influence of nature and how the sourcing of  wood and charcoal shapes every dish at the festival.




Get tickets for Meatopia 2020 at www.meatopia.co.uk.