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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Kent and Sussex Local Food - Taste Festival 2012

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Last weekend I popped along to Bedgebury Pinetum Walled Garden in Goudhurst, to check out the  local Taste Fest 2012 food and drink festival.
The 2 day extravaganza, organised by The Courier Media Group, was for businesses in the south east of England to showcase their food products and services to the public, and to make people aware of where their food comes from. The entertainment included top chefs Jean Christophe Novelli and Nigel Brown, demonstrating dishes cooked with local produce, live music, competitions, childrens' entertainment and a cooking club to encourage budding young chefs.

Here's a few photos of some of the stands:

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Ice cold lemonade from Gran Stead's, they also make an award winning alcohol-free ginger wine.

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Spice mixes from Bit Spicy, enabling you to make authentic restaurant style curry dishes.

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Bookhams with their fabulous range of cheeses, the Sussex Charmer having a creamy cheddar taste with a bit of a 'zing'! They also offer the only Vegetarian Society Approved Parmesan style cheese.

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A range of fresh sauces for everyday use, from The Versatile Sauce Co, made with locally sourced ingredients.

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Owlet Fruit Juices, award winning juices from the Weald of Kent, made from high quality fruit that's been grown in their own orchards.

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Benenden Sauce, from Harrington Foods, is a sweet garlic sauce that is perfect as a salad dressing or marinade.

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Sponsor of the show, Warlingham Wines, offering great wines from around the world at the right price.

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One of the food stalls, Love Crepes - Creperie, with their huge tasty sweet or savoury crepes.

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Katie said...

Looks like a great event. I love spending days like that, wandering around tasting delicious foods.

Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

Sounds like a nice day out Nic - great discoveries too :-)