This weekend I happened to stumble across The Great British Food Festival at Dalemain Estate in Cumbria. Now anyone that knows me knows that I love anything to do with food, so when I saw those little yellow signs pointing the way to this foodie heaven, I did a quick ‘U-ey’ and got a bit excited.
It was cheese, chutney and chocolate galore – everything I hoped for. You’ll be pleased to hear that I managed to restrain myself to only 17 cheese tasters (if they’re that small they don’t count, right?), half a chocolate brownie and a falafel and humus wrap (from the lovely Kath’s Kitchen).
To be really honest with you, the foodie products at the show were very similar to the likes of those showcased on London’s South Bank during the summer, but there’s just something about the amount of passion and love that’s gone into them from the independent suppliers that really draws me in. I’m not buying the cheese because it tastes incredibly different from the cheddar that I can buy from Sainsbury’s, I’m buying it because I know the love and care that’s gone into making it and I feel that should be supported!
Has anyone else been to any food festivals of note recently? Let us know if you have any recommendations from across the land on @JellybeanAgency.