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Posted by Sharon Eason on 23 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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The beauty of this time of year is the abundance of Food and Drink Festivals that spring up around harvest time.  All have a tempting array of stalls with food from near and far.  My personal favourites are the stalls that specialise in locally grown food.  In my own area of Leicestershire, that has to be the many, many different types of farmhouse cheeses including red Leicesters and Stiltons with many different flavours incorporated into the soft creamy cheese.

It comes as no surprise that I am really looking forward to visiting Broadstairs Food Festival over the weekend of 4 to 6 October.  Just looking at the list of stallholders is enough to make your mouth water.  It is no wonder Kent is renowned as being the Garden of England, the range of different food and drink on offer reflects the diversity found within the county and the influences of our near continental neighbours. The festival is staffed by volunteers who will help with parking and finding your favourite food stalls.  However, as the festival is usually very well attended and parking can be difficult nearby, why not use the Loop bus which will drop you off right outside.

One of the demonstrations that I am particularly looking forward to is watching Andy McLeish preparing local venison. Although the meat has been around literally for centuries and was once the quarry of many a hunter in our forests and woodland, it fell out of favour for many years.  Its high time venison made a return to our tables as a very healthy alternative for Sunday dinner.

The Food Festival at Broadstairs runs over three days, Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October, at Victoria Gardens in the heart of Broadstairs.  See you there.

 

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What Oil?

Posted by Sharon Eason on 18 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Posted by Sharon Eason on 18 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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