A somewhat belated post following a great weekend at the Aldeburgh Food Festival at Snape.
The layout was different this year with more stands outside and more demonstrations and other events. The weather was pretty terrible particularly on the Saturday afternoon but I was lucky enough to see some fantastic cooking and demonstration from Gerald King, the Butcher from the Suffolk Food Halls in Ipswich http://www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/ . I learned more about brazing steak ( three types from the shoulder blade plus chuck and skirt) than I realised was possible.
Gerald also demonstrates for The Suffolk Safari who has a stand and were cooking up foraged fungi for passers by.
Gerald the butcher
Suffolk Safari with puffballs
who have sources some fantastic local food and will deliver to your door- if you are in North East Suffolk.
Sheila Dillon from The Food Programme on BBC R4 chaired a lively discussion (she is in the yellow top, below)
The cookery demonstrations I enjoyed the most were from Galton Blackiston from Morston Hall
Galton Blackison doing his demo with foam
and by far the most entertaining Thomasina Miers
of Wahaca who really brightened up a very damp afternoon.
Tommi Miers entertaining the crowds
A mention for the exceptional food available to eat and try.
I had an excellent veal burger from local rose veal supplied by the Suffolk Food Halls in very trying circumstances
If I had had room I would also have bought the great Fish and Chips from the award winning The Fish Hut.
A final word about a great development in primary school education is that Suffolk County Council are encouraging schools to grow their own as part of the curriculum and participate in cooking as well.