Burnham-On-Sea food festival set to draw big crowds
town centre will be full of amazing tastes and flavours again today
(Saturday) when the town's food festival, known as 'Eat: Burnham-On-Sea',
in its fifth year, the event has grown again and has over 130 of
the region's finest food and drink producers alongside a wide variety
of free entertainment.
poor weather will not stop the event going ahead, say organisers.
Co-organiser Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Over
the past ten festivals, the good old British weather has not dampened
the Festival spirit yet!"
of course, the safety of our crew, traders and visitors is of paramount
importance and we work closely with our health and safety team to
ensure this is always a priority. This year is no different. Weve
asked our exhibitors who have stand-alone gazebos to bring extra
ballast as well their great range of food and drink."
added : "We are really pleased with the line-up of traders
and the great range of festival activities planned for our 11th
festival in our hometown."
positivity from visitors and traders about this festival spurs us
on to get more creative and include more and more free elements.
This wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors and
partners, the district council and of course our volunteer stewards."
looking forward to welcoming the livestock and giant tractors who
help us tell the story of the connection between the countryside
that surrounds us, food production and the amazing range of produce
on sale at the festival."
Sarah Milner Simonds, the event's co-organiser, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We have made a few tweaks this time, like we can't use the
Princess Theatre, so we have focused more on The Ritz - which works
well as we coincide with their Cider and Music festival."
are hosting our Hawksmoor Cookery School and the Hot Wings Competition
later in the day, plus our Retreat Music Stage will be outside."
Autumn we wanted to focus on learning and so the KDS Fresh Ideas
Stage is being run as three masterclasses with The School Chef,
Steve Fowell and we have an outdoor cookery demo rolling all day
with Ben Forte and Nigel Smith using local ingredients on Jerk Pan
BBQ Co. Equipment."
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team has assembled an outstanding range of food and drink producers
and just over 130 will be celebrating the best of the region on
farmers' markets favourites like high quality beef and lamb, beers
and cheeses, alongside speciality teas, gourmet marshmallows, chilli
oils and scrolled ice cream. There will be an impressive range of
street food available, with global flavours made from local ingredients.
Fowell, School Chef of the Year SW regional winner 2017, of Mendip
Green First School will be sharing his ability to create inspiring
food for just over £1 a portion.
wants to reignite a passion for cooking with the family. In his
fast-paced, high energy classes Steve will create an awesome Tomato
and Bacon Pasta Bake, give a knife skills demonstration and pack
in three delicious and easy-to-make dishes in Three ways with
Steve cook these suppertime stunners will leave you wanting to get
in your kitchen to cook with your family. He will be in the Baptist
Church at 11am, 12 and 1pm.
think Steve puts the joy back into sourcing, preparing, cooking
and eating together," added Bev.
feature this time will be the Hot Wings Competition. Can you take
the heat? The fastest person to strip 12 fiery hot chicken wings
to the bone will win a Pitchfork Ales brewery tour & tasting.
Sign up at the bar at the Ritz Cider Festival and take to the stage
will also be giant tractors, lambs, strolling entertainment, music
and Punch & Judy shows - all free thanks to the Retreat Caravan
Cookery School's Chrissie Godfrey will be leading a hands-on workshop
for you to experiment with some exciting, punchy flavours and bring
out the best from your spices. In a small group, you will create
two great dishes.
first is a range of accompaniments for Indian starters, including
fresh date chutney, carrot & white cabbage chutney and fresh
raita with cucumber, cumin, onion, cider vinegar and chilli. You
will be making all three and tasting them with pakoras. Part two
is a North African spiced tagine using some of Chrissies fresh
vegetables from her garden.
will be lots of opportunity to taste, adjust, share and discuss.
All the recipes are available will be available for you to take
home with you afterwards. Suitable for adults and families with
children aged 7+. Chrissie's classes will be in the Ritz Social
Club at 10.30am, 12, 1.30pm and 3pm
cookery demos will also be held all day. Cooking up a storm on College
Street all day will be Ben Forte (Channel 4 and UNITEDQ) and local
cook Nigel Smith on the Jerk Pan BBQ Co. handmade BBQs. Using ingredients
from the festival they will be showing why BBQing isn't just a summertime