On Saturday 27th April 2013 the hungry linguists took a break from essays and revision to experience the fantastic produce that the South West has to offer. The Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink has now been running for ten years and people come from far and wide to take advantage of the great weekend, run by Michael Caines. The South West produces some very high quality goods and we were happy to see that everything on sale was very local, unlike some of the bigger food festivals in the UK. We met a lot of very passionate people selling their own products and got to see some inspiring cookery demonstrations. There was a friendly atmosphere with all of the chefs being very approachable and willing to share their knowledge with anyone and everyone. Like everything food related, we documented the day and below are some of our favourites.
Emily and Camilla
James Clark of The Travelling Cookery School has been one of our fans since the beginning of our blogging days and we were pleased to finally meet him. He offers cookery courses in your own home for small groups and designs each class according to personal preferences. He is a fellow blogger, check out his blog here.
Lorraine, who owns Delish, was one of our favourite stallholders at the festival. She started making her preserves and biscuits in her own kitchen and is steadily expanding. We were inspired because she produces everything by herself. We stocked up on her sweet and sticky onion marmalade which is DELISHous!
Pipers Farm Shop, our local butcher in Magdalen Road, Exeter, was also at the festival, BBQing some of its excellent quality meat for the crowd to try. They do a great Meat for the Week deal which we often take advantage of and they also deliver everywhere in the UK.
Camilla enjoying a white chocolate and raspberry slice in the sun!
Emily being reminded of her childhood with a chocolate cornflake cluster!
Our treats from the festival!