Food festivals in June 2015

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th June 2015
It's that time of year again where up and down the country food festivals start to take place showcasing chefs skills, the latest produce and a chance to celebrate all things food and drink.

Flavours of Summer 2015

Where: Henham Barns When:  6th - 7th June If you love food and drink, want to meet some of the region’s top chefs and have a fun-filled day out with something for all the family…then this Summer’s Flavours Food & Drink Festival is for you.flavours food festivals Savour an explosion of tastes, sample products from dozens of top food and drink producers and retailers; all in one place. If you enjoy cooking and want more tips, Cook up a storm is the place to be. You learn tricks of the trade from the region’s top chefs. The demos are free. Just head for The Anglia Factors Cookery Theatre. You can also enjoy tastes around the world – leave the picnic behind and savour the street food and refreshments on offer. Across two days - June 6th and 7th, 2015 - you'll find an action-packed line-up of events and attractions in a brand new venue - Henham Barns, just off the A12 near Southwold.

Abingdon Food and Drink Festival

Where: Miele Experience Centre Fairacres, Marcham Road, Abingdon When: 7th June Abingdon Food and Drink FestivalThe Abingdon Food and Drink Festival is held at the Miele Centre in Abingdon and the festival organisers have been able to combine  a relaxed village fete atmosphere with stalls located around a large green space along with the use of Miele’s state of the art demonstration facilities. 2014 was the first year and it was a great success. They had over 1,000 paying visitors, nearly 40 stalls and a number of local chefs providing demonstrations. They are looking to make the 2015 event even bigger and better with a wider range of food stalls and more demonstration events! They also have provision for using one of the Miele warehouses in case the weather turns out to be typically British. See their timetable on their site for which chef is cooking when here

Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival

Where: Sudbury, Suffolk When: 14th JuneTaste a sudbury This will be the third food and drink festival held in the centre of the historic market town of Sudbury in Suffolk. The aim is to promote the best food and drink provided by producers and suppliers in the local area. Free entry for the public and free parking and park and ride. There will be a programme of events throughout and a taster menu detailing all the stalls and what they have to offer. A wide range of exhibitors from a champagne and salmon bar to handmade ice cream, Indian food to fresh venison - the festival will be full with the best food and drink provided by producers and restaurants in the Sudbury area.

Taste of Wargrave Food Festival

Where: Festival Marquee, Mill Green, Station Road, Wargrave When: 20th June WargraveAre you batty about the Great British Bake Off? Maybe mad for MasterChef? Or, do you simply salivate at the sight of Nigella? Then this festival is for you. With live food preparation demos by three Michelin-starred chefs from local area; stalls featuring great quality local produce and much more to sample and nibble – A Taste of Wargrave is the Festival foodie’s dream come true. And it’s free! Come along and savour the experience. Experience chocolate tempering, a demo from Dominic Chapman from The Beehive at White Waltham, Alan Murchison formerly executive chef of L’Ortolan and Ryan Simpson from Orwells.

Scandinavian Midsummer Feast

Where: Harptree Court, Somerset When: 20th - 21st June Created and organised by TV Food Producer Chloe Avery and featuring celebrity chefs Trine Scandinavian Midsummer FeastHahnemann, Niklas Ekstedt (Michelin-starred Ekstedt restaurant), and Valentine Warner (Valentine Warner Eats Scandinavia), the Scandinavian Midsummer Feast will be the ultimate Scandinavian culinary experience. Packed with incredible food inspired by Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and cooking, baking and preserving demos, the Scandinavian Midsummer Feast will provide guests with the ultimate Nordic food experience. Set in the beautiful Harptree Court and surrounded by glorious countryside, the feast will bring the Scandinavian style of celebrating midsummer to the UK.

Cheese & Chilli Festival (Basingstoke)

Where: The War Memorial Park, London Road When: 27th - 28th June chili and cheese festThe Cheese and Chill Festival is an event in it’s second year. The venue for Basingstoke will be taking place in the grounds of the War Memorial Park, next to the Totally Tennis centre. This fun festival promises to be a fun-filled day out for the whole family bringing an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences. The market will provide an array of quality local and regional cheeses, chilli-based food and products from all over the world and a selection of high quality food stalls to taste and buy from. There will be a programme of entertainment, chilli eating competitions and other fun events throughout the weekend and plenty of fun for the children too with rides, face painting and balloon modelling, circus skills, magic shows and Punch and Judy. Are you heading to any food festivals this month? Let us know over on @canteentweets By Henna Holtinkoski
The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th June 2015

Food festivals in June 2015