Cheltenham Food Festival
Today I went to the Cheltenham Food Festival and have returned with a bag of produce and a head full with ideas. I’m sure they will feature on here before too long! I’m currently rather whacked, so here are a few highlights:
1. Seeing last year’s Masterchef winner, Mat Folas, demonstrate his cooking. The best bit was when he told everyone to come and have a look (rather than remain hermetically sealed to the plastic chairs). The organisers were scurrying around, visibly stressed, while everyone tried the food and asked probing questions about basil, how to smoke things and what exactly was going on with Raymond Blanc.
3. Enjoying a ‘wine talk’ (I took notes) where the six wines sampled were given in rather generous portions. Because TLM was driving home I also availed myself of his after he niffed and sipped the wine.