Towcester Food Festival – June 2014

June 8th, 2014

Sunshine, Sausages, Cake and Cider (amongst other things!)

Today we went to the first Towcester Food Festival, which was held at the Racecourse. I’d heard that quite a few of my Twitter friends were going to be attending so thought that as it was such a beautiful day we’d go over to see what was there. Blakesley Hill Cakes
















Our first visit was to Blakesley Hill Cakes to see if they’d saved me some Marmite Buffins. Unfortunately they’d sold out (and I understand that they were wonderful!) However, we did buy some Porter #Buffins with chocolate and orange although we were so full after our VegiDeli pasties that we haven’t managed to eat them yet! Vanilla Thriller Gluten Free Then we found Bite Me Spices – looking forward to trying out their spice blends, so will be a frequent visitor to their website for suggested recipes. Bite Me Spices

We thought that the cookery demonstrations were a great idea, and as Dangs Vietnamese Restaurant were last up in the Cookery tent off we went, although we were disappointed that this was the one area where no tasting was allowed (although quite understandable). We watched Bun Nam Bam Bo being cooked, and it looked (and smelt) absolutely delicious.


Bun No Bam Bo

And it was also interesting to be told how to choose the juiciest lemons and limes. First choose your lemon

It wasn’t just food that was available: I tried my first Slojito (a Mojito made with the local Harrington’s Sloe Gin and basil instead of mint), whilst himself stuck with the traditional Mojito.

A beautiful day, the weather was wonderful, and the choice of stalls meant that there was something for everyone. Extremely well organised, I hope the Towcester Food Festival will return. And hopefully I’ll meet many more Twitter “friends” when we go to the Northants Hour Summer Tweet-Up next month. Asparagus Red Onion and Pepper Foccaccia Towcester Studio Band Donating Ice Cream and Balloons James Gillespie and friends Towcester Racecourse

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