Battle of the Noodles: AA Gill and Giorgio Locatelli Vs Ken Hom and Sir David Tang
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18:30 to 19:30

At China Exchange, we know how to pick our battles – see Team Italy Vs Team China as they go head-to-head on whose version of the noodle is superior.

Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli and food critic and columnist, AA Gill will share the Italian story. Will they subscribe to the view that Marco Polo brought pasta back from China, or to the view that it already existed in ancient Rome therefore is Italian in origin?

For team China, celebrated chef and author of best-selling cookbooks, Ken Hom and China Exchange chairman, Sir David Tang will present the case for the Chinese noodle, consumed in epic quantities worldwide. How will they present the tradition of hand-pulled dough alongside the global demand for the instant variety consumed at a staggering rate of 270 million per day?

If you’re in the audience, you’ll get the opportunity to ask your questions before deciding whether you have an undying devotion to Italian pasta or an ongoing affair with the Chinese noodle.

Let the battle commence!