countdown to tomorrow's Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival
Food & Drink Festival is set to make a welcome return to the
town centre this Saturday (May 27th) with more than 130 stalls and
scores of free displays and attractions on offer.
tenth festival opens at 9am and will run through the day until 4pm,
providing a day of entertainment with tractors, livestock, buskers,
demos, workshops and scores of food stalls to explore in five indoor
venues and a large outdoor market.
the Fresh Ideas Demo Stage, sponsored by Burnham's KDS Interiors,
six popular cooking talents will each bring something they know
that audiences will enjoy.
have children's cookery authors Kate Morris and Sally Brown cooking
up flavours from around the world - which led to them to develop
the CBeebies show "I Can Cook"."
Simpson of Somerset Charcuterie will give a taster of his Charcuterie
Course; while others include Matt Brooks, head chef at The Railway
Inn of Sandford; Steve Fowell, SW regional winner of School Chef
of the Year 2017, pictured right, of Mendip Green
First School, sharing his ability to create inspiring food for just
over £1 a portion. It will all be hosted by BBC Somerset's
Claire Carter from 11am.
Cookery School, above, will provide a hands-on workshop all day
starting at 11am and then 12.30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm at Somerset Skills
and Learning Centre in Princess Street for visitors to experiment
with some exciting, punchy flavours and bring out the best in early
a group, you will create a zingy peanut, lime and ginger dressing
for a rice and carrot noodle salad; a Japanese influenced dressing
for spiralised courgettes; and a creamy vegan chocolate mousse,"
said a spokesewoman. "You will then make your very own version
of the nation's favourite dip, hummus."
will be lots of opportunity to taste, adjust, share and discuss
- and all the recipes are available to take home afterwards."
Suitable for adults and families with children aged 7+.
will be plenty of entertainment at the festival too. The Ritz Social
Club are hosting an Acoustic Stage in Victoria Street for the first
time. Some of the regular performers from the club are stepping
outside and providing some laid-back tunes for the afternoon.
off at around 12 there will also be a performance by 'We Three'
who are a fantastic local country trio, then for a taste of something
different the 'Ritzy Glitzy Line Dancers' will perform, followed
by 'Reg & Dave' with a mixture of Blues Americano.
will be lots of seating around the festival, buskers, tractors from
Smart Agri children's rides, a traditional Punch & Judy show,
pictured below, (featuring Mike's Pork sausages!), a face painter,
entertainers and children's play area co-ordinated by St Andrews
Church. There are also giant tractors, lambs from Levels Lamb, ducks
and encouraging new traders is really important to the festival
and this May the tea have picked two bursary winners. Homemade by
Queenie & Clan are a new preserves company based in Cheddar
and will be on the High Street. Harriet's Kitchen is by far the
team's youngest trader to date; Harriet is aged just 7 and will
be making smoothies to order in the Methodist Church.
co-organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: "It makes us insanely
proud to know that so many of you have a taste for the brilliant
food & drink made and grown around our lovely town and a healthy
appetite for more. We hear often from stall-holders how much they
enjoy the vibe here - interested shoppers, hungry punters, a great
social and very supportive group of traders."
Bev Milner Simonds continued: "What's new this time is our
Hawksmoor Cookery School, where Chrissie Godfrey will guide adults
and youngers through creating some amazing fresh flavours. On the
KDS Fresh Ideas stage you can learn about charcuterie, cooking with
kids [whole, not sliced or crushed] and techniques from some award-winning
chefs from our area. Stunning debuts from our Bursary winners are
really worth seeking out; Queenie and Clan in the high street and
Harriet's Kitchen in the Methodist market."
may be changes ahead. And with your help we'll keep local food,
drink and fun at the centre of the festival. Twice a year. Always
free. It is your requests and wish lists that shape the festival
- tell us what you'd like to happen in the future. Power to the
organisers are asking visitors to check the list on trusselltrust.org
and bring donations to The Methodist Church on the day to donate
to the local Foodbank.