In just its second year at the Worstead Festival ‘The Best of Norfolk Food‘ event, held this weekend (28th/29th July 2012) is set to be bigger and even better, building of the great success enjoyed in 2011.
Highlights include cookery demonstrations from some of the county’s most talented chefs and producers on a state of the art interactive kitchen, including: Roger Hickman, Hickman’s Norwich; Steven Norgate, Beechwood, North Walsham; Sam Bryant, Strattons Hotel, Swaffham; Mark Sayers, Saracen’s Head, Wolterton; Andy Snowling, Hunny Bell, Hunworth; Madhu Choudhry, Ethnic Fusion School of Indian cookery.
Grimsby of Pye Bakers Norwich will be flinging dough around for his focaccia and pizza.
Jules Jackson of The Norfolk Deli will be unveiling his homage to the Flemish Weavers of Worstead who brought their weaving skills (and food) with them when they moved to Norfolk. Gary Dickenson was commissioned to produce a unique ‘Worstead Rookworst sausage’ which would probably have been familiar to the weavers back in the 14th century.
Iccarus Hines butcher of Sheringham and Cromer will be demonstrating his butchery skills (if you have never seen someone shaving with a butchers knife before this is a pretty scary demo!). Sarah Pettegree of Brays Cottage will show us how she produces her little gems of pork Pies and Ali of Jubberwacky and Apitherapy will also give us a tapenade dish and best Lemon curd recipe.
Enjoy too, debate and discussions from leading raconteurs and professionals, including Dermott Sales on the work of Slow Food Norwich (part of the much larger Slow Food UK and Slow Food International organisation) Slow Food is a movement which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to local communities and the environment. Go along and hear what Dermott has to say and, maybe, how you may become involved in this exciting project.
Also Glen Matten, greatly respected tutor and lecturer in Nutritional Therapy and author of ‘The 100 Foods You Should be Eating’. Glen’s firm belief in the importance of diet in promoting health and preventing disease is fundamental to his work and he is sure to give a fascinating and enlightening talk and promote discussion. Glen will be in the Food Marquee early afternoon on Saturday.
Trish le Gal of Grow Your Own books will be talking about the delights and benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables and focusing on the difficult part of the year when little grows. She has dubbed this ‘The Hungry Gap’. She set out to see what she could grow to harvest during the lean months of the year – March, April and May. She decided to put it all together in a book and indulge her passion for taking photographs at the same time.
Some of the finest artisan producers in the county will be exhibiting and offering tastings from goat burgers to handmade pakoras.
The festival will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2012
Ticket Prices: Tickets are £5 for Adults and Under 12′s are free.
Worstead is just between the A149 (Cromer to Great Yarmouth) and the B1150 (Norwich to North Walsham).
Follow the signs to Worstead, Once you’re in the village follow the signs to the Car Park. Sat Nav: NR28 9SD.