Attempting new recipes in the kitchen can be hard work, finding the inspiration to create something new is time consuming especially when you lead a busy life. We tend to stick with what we know which after a while, can become dull and repetitive.
In the past decade, the number of music festivals in the UK has grown considerably.Now with British baking and cultural food becoming a massive craze in the UK, attending a food festival is something all food lovers should try. If you’re looking for some fresh kitchen ideas, why not learn from the best? With festivals running through-out the year, there are plenty of events to choose from but if you’re struggling to pick a date that will really get your taste buds tingling, we are here to give you a helping hand in making a choice.
Top 5 Food Festivals 2014
BITE– The Cotswolds Food Festival, 01/02/17 – 09/02/14
Claiming to be unmissable for all food lovers, the BITE festival boasts events throughout the Cotswolds this February. The festival has a number of food master classes, talks, tastings, chef meetings, book signings, food fairs and farmers markets which will allow visitors to indulge not only in British food but cuisines from across the world.
Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival, 24/05/14
If you fancy tasting some fresh foods but are a little strapped for cash, why not enjoy a free day out at Burnham on Sea Food and Drink festival which includes a large outdoor market and five indoor venues. Based in Somerset, all food at the festival is locally sourced. The festival has something for all the family and will be hosting a bake-off, brew-off and cook-off competition as well as children’s entertainment.
Real Street Food Festival
Bringing together hundreds of small and passionate food producers with five annual food festivals, Real Street Food Festival finds and reconnects people back to where their food came from. Producers at the festival are carefully selected for quality and commitment to producing in an environmentally and responsible way. Over the years, the festival has welcomed a range of top chefs from all over the world including Raymond Blanc, Giorgio Locatelli, Fergus Henderson, as well as many celebrities, journalists, musicians and retailers.
The Great British Food Festival at Harewood House, 24/05/14 – 26/05/14
Located at the grand Harewood House, the event is one of the many Great British Food Festivals taking place this year at stunning homes, from Warwick Castle to Hardwick Hall. At the heart of Yorkshire, the festival is fantastically British and is the perfect way to spend a weekend with family or friends. Hugely popular in previous years, there will be a Man V Food challenge as well as a cake-off, Artisan talks and a kids’ corner for the children to play.
Ludlow Food Festival, 12/09/14 – 14/09/14
Established in 1995, the Ludlow was Britain’s first successful food festival which continues to grow every year. This year, Ludlow Food Festival in Shropshire will have over 180 exhibitors, 160 of them top quality small independent food and drink producers which will feature inside Ludlow Castle. Ludlow’s famous sausage trail, ale trail and festival loaf trial will also be taking place in the historic town centre and the festival will host demonstrations, talks, pudding tastings, markets and more.