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“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”
As the popular saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and that is most definitely right in our case. Around every corner are delicious treats waiting to be sampled and the most popular activity for travelers to do is to sample the local cuisine of where they are visiting so why not experience a food festival? Food festivals are activities which many of us rarely do but you don’t have to be the next Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey to visit them.
Add a food festival to your bucket list and experience some of the world’s most renowned chef’s working in their elements showcasing their skills, listen to their words of wisdom as they run a cookery class or simply taste the wonderful treats on offer.
Here are a few Food Festivals we think you should have on your bucket list…
Pizzafest – Naples
Lungomare, Caracciolo, is home to the Pizzafest which see’s a staggering 500,000+ visitors flooding its town for the world’s biggest pizza festival which first began in 1995. For 5-7 days, the most famous pizzerias from around the world take part in the Pizza festival, creating not only historic and modern versions of the delicious dish but also classics such as Margarita.
Pizza is over 300 years old and known to be the ultimate true Italian dish. This event not only gives you the opportunity to taste the wonderful concoctions of world renowned pizza chefs but also it allows you to take part in the judging of a variety of Pizza’s from around the world to see who will be crowned the World Pizza Making Champion. Alongside the competitions and tasting opportunities, there is also live music throughout and a wonderful atmosphere!
Meatopia – London
Meatopia first began over 10 years ago when U.K Chef Richard H. Turner brought the fabulous event to London’s Tabacco Dock. Here the festival finds its home and showcases high quality, ethically sourced meat from the world’s leading chefs.
For all meat lovers this is an event you surely don’t want to miss as not only does it exhibit chefs with fantastic skills and delicious foods but all the meat is cooked on sustainable wood, charcoal, peat or moss which in itself offers a wonderfully delicious taste. The next date for this event is 30th August -1st September 2019 and includes showcases and demonstrations from a variety of people on cutting, cooking, burning, brewing and distilling.
Salon du Chocolat – Paris
Salon du Chocolat is a dessert lover’s dream which first began in 1995. Salon du Chocolat is the international chocolate industry’s annual trade fair which see’s over 500 participants from over 60 countries including 200 world renowned chefs and pastry chefs come together to showcase their expertise, delicious delights and take part in competitions and awards such as the Dessert of the Year.
With an exhibition space of over 20,000 sqm, this is a food festival you don’t want to miss out on as it includes talks, chef demonstrations, children’s workshops, exhibitions and glorious tastings of all kinds of delicious chocolates and chocolate based desserts.
The Big Feastival – Kingham, The Cotswolds
The Big Feastival first began in 2011 on the farm of Blur’s bassist Alex James. Now it is one of the biggest music and food festivals in the country having previously hosted performers such as Paloma Faith and Craig David and Guest Chefs; Marco Pierre White and Christian Stevenson to name but a few.
The Big Feastival is a food festival worthy of any bucket list as it is focused on bringing quality food and music together for the ultimate experience. Here you will find live cooking demonstrations, cookery classes, chef Q&A’s, music performances, street food vendors and a special Friday Night Supper Club which offers an al-fresco dining space bringing people together to chat and eat beautifully cooked food.
Experienced a Food Festival? Now Experience Blue Wine!
For wine connoisseurs Blue Wine might be too out there but it is the latest craze to sweep around the world. It’s new and different and leaves many confused but this is definitely one to add to the bucket list, if not purely for its beautiful vivid colour. Dom himself sampled this wonderful new concoction in Javea, Spain and it is definitely worth adding to your bucket list!
To find out more, read our article on Blue Wine here.
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