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The Big Picture Program: Meat the Future - IN PERSON
Monday, October 24, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:50 am
Meat the Future presents a timely case for “cultivated” meat, a food science that grows real meat from animal cells in a controlled and clean [...]
The Big Picture Program: Meat the Future - ONLINE
Monday, October 24, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:50 am
Meat the Future presents a timely case for “cultivated” meat, a food science that grows real meat from animal cells in a controlled and clean [...]
The Big Picture Program: Meat the Future - VIRTUAL CLASS
Monday, October 24, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:50 am
Meat the Future presents a timely case for “cultivated” meat, a food science that grows real meat from animal cells in a controlled and clean [...]
Culinary Master Class for Youth w/Peter Dewar - IN PERSON
Monday, October 24, 2022    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Under the guidance of Chef Peter Dewar and students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary program, students will learn how to get creative with [...]
Culinary Master Class for Youth w/Peter Dewar - ONLINE
Monday, October 24, 2022    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Under the guidance of Chef Peter Dewar and students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary program, students will learn how to get creative with [...]
The Big Picture Program: Toxic Puzzle - IN PERSON
Monday, October 24, 2022    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
We are on the brink of an ecological catastrophe. Due to pollution, and with climate change compounding the situation, cyanobacteria are growing more than ever. [...]
The Big Picture Program: Toxic Puzzle - ONLINE
Monday, October 24, 2022    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
We are on the brink of an ecological catastrophe. Due to pollution, and with climate change compounding the situation, cyanobacteria are growing more than ever. [...]
The Big Picture Shorts Program - IN PERSON
Tuesday, October 25, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:50 am
When the Swallows Fly In a small rural village, a young boy befriends Fernand and Andrée, a farmer couple who, at 80 years old, find [...]
The Big Picture Shorts Program - ONLINE
Tuesday, October 25, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:50 am
When the Swallows Fly In a small rural village, a young boy befriends Fernand and Andrée, a farmer couple who, at 80 years old, find [...]
Culinary Master Class for Youth w/Peter Dewar - IN PERSON
Tuesday, October 25, 2022    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Under the guidance of Chef Peter Dewar and students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary program, students will learn how to get creative with [...]
Culinary Master Class for Youth w/Peter Dewar - ONLINE
Tuesday, October 25, 2022    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Under the guidance of Chef Peter Dewar and students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary program, students will learn how to get creative with [...]
The Big Picture Program: From Seed to Seed - IN PERSON
Tuesday, October 25, 2022    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This charming film chronicles several years in the life of a family farm, through thick and thin, delving into conventional versus organic farming in the [...]
The Big Picture Program: From Seed to Seed - ONLINE
Tuesday, October 25, 2022    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This charming film chronicles several years in the life of a family farm, through thick and thin, delving into conventional versus organic farming in the [...]
Animated Shorts
Wednesday, October 26, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Homard au Coeur A quirky and lovable fisherman fights to keep his livelihood through years of illness. Canada, 2022, 3 minutes Director: Jenna Marks Nosh-up [...]
The Smell of Money w/Invisible
Wednesday, October 26, 2022    
2:00 pm - 3:35 pm
“The smell of money.” That’s what Big Pork calls the stench of pig waste in the air in eastern North Carolina, where much of the [...]
Devour! Opening Gala Reception presented by Taste of Nova Scotia
Wednesday, October 26, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The 12th edition of Devour! marks the return of the Devour! Opening Gala Reception coordinated by Taste of Nova Scotia. It features Nova Scotia’s finest [...]
Devour! Opening Gala Film: Sorry We're Closed
Wednesday, October 26, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The voice of the independent restaurateur is seldom heard, yet the restaurant industry is the second largest employer in the United States and the heart [...]
The Exclusive Devour! Opening Gala After-Party in the Audi Halifax Lounge
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 to Thursday, October 27, 2022    
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Special guests, delegates, and sponsors of the 12th edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest will schmooze in the Audi Halifax Lounge in the Devour! [...]
A Taste of Whale w/Bacon 'n Laces
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
Every year, 700 pilot whales are slaughtered on the Faroe Islands, despite the protests of animal rights activists. The fjord’s water, surrounded by stunning green [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Jason Bangerter - IN PERSON
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
As one of Canada’s leading chefs, Chef Jason Bangerter is an influential leader in the culinary scene who has been at the helm of Langdon [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Jason Bangerter - ONLINE
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
As one of Canada’s leading chefs, Chef Jason Bangerter is an influential leader in the culinary scene who has been at the helm of Langdon [...]
The End of Medicine w/Hide
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
The End of Medicine exposes the link between our treatment of animals and emerging health threats such as pandemics and antimicrobial resistance. The film sheds [...]
Signature Cocktails Workshop w/Ray Daniels - IN PERSON
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
American Whiskey Ambassador, Ray Daniel, guides you through the history of sustainability of the James B. Beam Distilling Co., and how these practices can be [...]
Signature Cocktails Workshop w/Ray Daniels - ONLINE
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
American Whiskey Ambassador, Ray Daniel, guides you through the history of sustainability of the James B. Beam Distilling Co., and how these practices can be [...]
Devour! Street Food Rally hosted by Canadian Culinary Students
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This free, community event will mark the return of four culinary schools from across Canada, with students producing tastes of plant-forward foods for upwards of [...]
Taste of NS Awards Presentation & Reception
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Launched in 2008, the Taste of Nova Scotia Awards recognize and celebrate the culinary leaders in Nova Scotia: the people and products at the heart [...]
Spotlight Gala: Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
5:30 pm - 7:25 pm
Before the Food Network and social media, Chef Charlie Trotter revolutionized global cuisine. He was a rockstar among the first generation of celebrity chefs, but [...]
Celebrity Chef Dinner based on the Spotlight Gala Film Love, Charlie
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
This plant-based five-course dinner, in celebration of the Spotlight Gala, is inspired by Chef Charlie Trotter’s infamous cookbook, Vegetables, and will be prepared by chefs: [...]
Blind Ambition w/Same Old
Thursday, October 27, 2022    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Having escaped starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe, four refugees have conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers. Driven by relentless [...]
Spotlight Gala Party in the Audi Halifax Lounge
Thursday, October 27, 2022 to Friday, October 28, 2022    
10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Admittance with Festival ticket or badge; cash bar. Sponsored by Mara Renewables Corp, Audi Halifax, The Church Brewing Company, Avondale Sky, and Sober Island Oysters [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Mary Sue Milliken - IN PERSON
Friday, October 28, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
A Mexican Veggie Breakfast FEAST! Join Devour! alum chef Mary Sue Milliken of LA’s Border Grill and Socalo and one of our all-time favourite Food [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Mary Sue Milliken - ONLINE
Friday, October 28, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
A Mexican Veggie Breakfast FEAST! Join Devour! alum chef Mary Sue Milliken of LA’s Border Grill and Socalo and one of our all-time favourite Food [...]
The Seeds of Vandana Shiva w/Hearth of the Lion
Friday, October 28, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of [...]
Bourbon Luncheon w/Norman Van Aken, Martin Ruiz Salvador, Jason Lynch & Ray Daniels
Friday, October 28, 2022    
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Ray Daniels, Beam Suntory Brand Ambassador, will host a delicious lunch with dishes from chefs Norman Van Aken, Jason Lynch, and Martin Ruiz Salvador—and paired [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Michel Nischan - IN PERSON
Friday, October 28, 2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wholesome Cravings: Plant-Based Goodness with Chef Michel Nischan Iteration and Elevation- One of the leading lights for decades in the plant-forward culinary movement is Chef [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Michel Nischan - ONLINE
Friday, October 28, 2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wholesome Cravings: Plant-Based Goodness with Chef Michel Nischan Iteration and Elevation- One of the leading lights for decades in the plant-forward culinary movement is Chef [...]
Farm Shorts Program
Friday, October 28, 2022    
2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Big Water Summer: A Creation Story Cherilyn Yazzie grew up in the Navajo Nation, and after years of working in public health, she has returned [...]
A Taste of Italy w/Alanna McIntyre - IN PERSON
Friday, October 28, 2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Alanna McIntyre, Sommelier and Lead Wine Educator at Bishop's Cellar, for an afternoon of Italian wine. Showcasing a range of styles, Alanna will lead [...]
A Taste of Italy w/Alanna McIntyre - ONLINE
Friday, October 28, 2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Alanna McIntyre, Sommelier and Lead Wine Educator at Bishop's Cellar, for an afternoon of Italian wine. Showcasing a range of styles, Alanna will lead [...]
Annapolis Valley Farm Tour presented by the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
Friday, October 28, 2022    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
After our Farm Shorts program screening, hop on board the waiting bus to visit three local farms all advancing agriculture here in Nova Scotia with [...]
Veleno w/She Got Balls!
Friday, October 28, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:10 pm
In a small village in the countryside of Naples, a humble family of farmers, led by Cosimo and his wife Rosaria, obstinately refuse to let [...]
Devour! Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner
Friday, October 28, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This is Devour!’s signature showpiece event that has been presented all over the world, from Fogo Island to the Bahamas, from Sonoma to New York. [...]
Cow w/Silla Flaherty - The Thrill of the Hunt
Friday, October 28, 2022    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“This film is an endeavour to consider cows. To move us closer to them. To see both their beauty and the challenge of their lives. [...]
Chefs & Shorts Gala After-Party in the Audi Halifax Lounge
Friday, October 28, 2022 to Saturday, October 29, 2022    
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Music TBD; Admittance with Festival ticket or badge; cash bar. Sponsored by Exit Realty Town & Country, Royal Bank of Canada, Audi Halifax, The Church [...]
The Mayors' Bike Ride for Devour!
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Our leading health, wellness, and sporting event each year! Join regional mayors from across Nova Scotia, members of Bicycle Nova Scotia, and local cycling enthusiasts [...]
Up on the Mountain w/My Mom's Eggplant Sauce
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:40 pm
Deep in the mountains of Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, a diverse group of Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and white Americans harvest wild mushrooms for [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Lauren Marshall - IN PERSON
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Familiar to many from her television appearances and as the opening head chef of Envie Restaurant, Halifax chef Lauren Marshall opened Real Fake Meats to [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Lauren Marshall - ONLINE
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Familiar to many from her television appearances and as the opening head chef of Envie Restaurant, Halifax chef Lauren Marshall opened Real Fake Meats to promote [...]
Devour! Chowder Smackdown
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
This event remains one of the most popular at Devour!. New this year, we’re making it bigger and moving it outdoors. Attendees can purchase $5 [...]
Foraging Workshop w/Sean & Tara Laceby
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The dynamic duo behind Gourmet by Nature, Sean and Tara Laceby, will guide participants through the wild landscapes of Nova Scotia in search of late [...]
Batata w/Chicatanas
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In March 2012, Syrian migrants began flooding many parts of the world, including the impoverished Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, searching for work and a temporary [...]
Bourbon & Bites Workshop w/Ray Daniels & Ted Pace - IN PERSON
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beam-Suntory Brand Ambassador Ray Daniel guides us through a tasting of spectacular bourbons with Cabot Links Chef Ted Pace wows us with bourbon-infused dishes to [...]
Bourbon & Bites Workshop w/Ray Daniels & Ted Pace - ONLINE
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beam-Suntory Brand Ambassador Ray Daniel guides us through a tasting of spectacular bourbons with Cabot Links Chef Ted Pace wows us with bourbon-infused dishes to [...]
Down with the King w/Joseph Shawana - Food is Life
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A famous rapper, disillusioned with the music industry and the pressures of being a celebrity, leaves the city and his career behind to find himself [...]
The Devour! Down-Home Lobster Supper
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Back by popular demand: The talented team led by Chef Peter Dewar and students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary program will serve up [...]
Reinventing Mirazur w/Bitter Taste
Saturday, October 29, 2022    
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Reinvigoration and culinary exploration are what drive both Argentinian Chef Mauro Colagreco and this documentary about his life. Reinventing Mirazur tells the story of Colagreco [...]
Saturday Night Party in the Audi Halifax Lounge
Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022    
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Music TBD. Admittance with Festival ticket or badge; cash bar. Must be 19+ to attend in-person Sponsored by Audi Halifax, IPC Securities, The Church Brewing Company, [...]
Liquor Store Dreams w/Wok Hei
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:40 pm
The debut feature of So Yun Um is a moving personal film about immigrant dreams and generational divides. It follows So and her friend Danny, [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Doug McNish - IN PERSON
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
smallfood and the Future of Food. Join celebrated Toronto-based chef Doug McNish as he treats us to tastes of Nova Scotia’s very own smallfood, creating [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Doug McNish - ONLINE
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
smallfood and the Future of Food. Join celebrated Toronto-based chef Doug McNish as he treats us to tastes of Nova Scotia’s very own smallfood, creating [...]
Biocyclic Vegan Wines w/Bruce Ewert - IN PERSON
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
L'Acadie Vineyards proprietor and winemaker Bruce Ewert gives us a tasting and workshop exploring the organic wines and terroir of his Gaspereau Valley winery—the first [...]
Biocyclic Vegan Wines w/Bruce Ewert - ONLINE
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
L'Acadie Vineyards proprietor and winemaker Bruce Ewert gives us a tasting and workshop exploring the organic wines and terroir of his Gaspereau Valley winery—the first [...]
The Great Devour! Community Supper & Devour! Volunteer Appreciation Party
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In support of regional food banks, Devour! is thrilled to return with this sixth annual event for communities in need in the Annapolis Valley. We’re [...]
The Art of Eating: The Life and Appetites of MFK Fisher w/The Mother's Seat
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
When Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher wrote about food, she also wrote about eccentricity, intimacy, and desire, about change, endurance, and survival. M.F.K. Fisher’s work laid [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Lynn Crawford & Lora Kirk - IN PERSON
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hearth and Home -  Recipes to Share with Friends and Family We are delighted to welcome Chefs Lynn Crawford (Food Network - Pitchin In, Top [...]
Culinary Workshop w/Lynn Crawford & Lora Kirk - ONLINE
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hearth and Home -  Recipes to Share with Friends and Family We are delighted to welcome Chefs Lynn Crawford (Food Network - Pitchin In, Top [...]
Lemon and Poppyseed Cake w/Hope You Fail
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In a small town located on the island of Mallorca, Anna and Marina, two sisters who were separated when they were teenagers, meet again to [...]
Devour! Golden Tine Awards Ceremony,  2023 Theme Announcement & Reception w/Chef Renée Lavallée
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us in celebrating the very best of the 2022 festival at our Devour! Golden Tine Awards Reception where we will present our coveted Golden [...]
Closing Gala Film: The Kitchen Brigade w/The Best Chef in the World
Sunday, October 30, 2022    
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Cathy, a headstrong 40-year-old sous chef, is finally about to fulfill her lifelong dream by opening her own restaurant. But nothing goes as planned. Facing [...]