The value of regional produce

On one of our trips to the UK, a friend of us, involved in the Artisan Food Trail made us aware of the Essex Food & Drink Festival which was held on the grounds of the characteristic Cressing Temple Barn. Regional food producers, often working with products from their own grounds, presented themselves. It was a treat, of course. A lot of businesses allowed to try their products and of course there were plenty of opportunities to buy. The variety and character of the food in this show was surprising. From spicy plants (from which come sauces for example) to wines, from curries (of course) to lemonades on natural basis, from honey to pies and pates… it was there! It is also very interesting to hear more when you talk to the people who make the food. How much they care of the process, of the end result. That’s worth a lot and makes you buy and also remember the precious addresses for when we are in that region a next time. This movie gives an impression of what was going on during the Saturday.

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2 Responses to The value of regional produce

  1. mixwallcouk says:

    Most importantly is what you find worthwhile for yourself. Like it!

  2. A very good day and a chance to meet some of the producers on our website.
    I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. It’s always good to talk to the producers and hear their stories of not only how they create their produce, the craftsmanship involved, the ingredients (often grown or reared by themselves), but also the stories of how they discovered their love and reasons for doing what they do – how the banker became the baker and the property investor who’s now producing award winning smoked fish and meats.
    Hope we’ll be able to introduce you to other events on another visit.

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