Salt, Spice, Sweet & Sour – Powderham Castle Food Festival

Toby Buckland - Grow your garden and eat it.

Toby Buckland – Grow your garden and eat it.

This October Powderham Food Festival is celebrating ‘Pickling Potting and Preserving’ from jam to modern food preservation technology. Heading the talks will be ‘The Incredible Spice Men’ recently seen on BBC2 and television gardening broadcaster, Toby Buckland, who will be giving a talk on ‘How to grow your garden and eat it’ then hosting a panel of experts for a foodie gardening question-time session. We will hold jams and pickles Q and A sessions and the festival will be packed with cooking demonstrations and talks which will comprise of experts in their field from smoking, potting, preserving in every way  –  charcutiers, cheesemakers, growers, game merchants, fish smokers, jam and chutney makers. 

Country Sports Chefs - there will be a Game Cooking Demonstration at the festival

Country Sports Chefs – there will be a Game Cooking Demonstration at the festival

They’ll be over 100 food stalls, a ‘Preserves Competition’, children’s gardening activities, apple pressings, workshops with the castle ‘Victorian Cook’ and live music to keep you entertained. Powderham Food Festival is sponsored by Helpful Holidays the leading holiday cottage specialists in the South West.

Demonstrations and talks will be held in three venues –  the Main Marquee in the Rose Garden, the Victorian Kitchen and informal demos in the Potting Shed.

The Rose Garden by Rinus Kool

The Rose Garden by Rinus Kool

In the Rose Garden Marquee

11am – 11.45  Charcuterie Duel – Peter Greig of Pipers Farm and Steve Wiliams, Good- Game

Head Chef Magdalen Chapter Hotel, Ben Bulgar, preparing potted meat

Ben Bulgar, Head Chef at the Magdalen Chapter Hotel

Ben Bulgar, Head Chef at the Magdalen Chapter Hotel

12 – 12.45       The Incredible Spice Men, Cyrus Todiwala OBE and Tony Singh, BBC television’s latest culinary stars spicing up British Food

‘The Incredible Spice Men by Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh is published by BBC Books, £20. Photography by Haarala Hamilton.’

‘The Incredible Spice Men by Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh is published by BBC Books, £20. Photography by Haarala Hamilton.’

1.00 – 1.45      Toby Buckland, TV & radio gardening expert – How to Grow your Garden and Eat It and Ben Bulger prepping a delicious seasonal vegetable dish

2.00 – 2.30      Q & A Pickles and Jams – Gold award winning jam and chutney makers, Lori Reich of Shute Fruit and Neil & Ann Stallard Waterhouse Fayre.

2.35 – 3.05       Game Cookery Demonstration Annette Cole from Country Sports & Ian Grant The Deer Park Hotel

3.15 – 3.45      Foodie gardening question-time session hosted by Toby Buckland and Sarah Chesters, RHS Rosemoor.

4 – 4.45           Space Food by Sophia Griffiths of the Institute of Food Science and Technology

In the Victorian Kitchen

11 – 11.45       Victorian Cook – Kids class pickled beans

12 – 12.45        Annette Cole BASC – Kids class rabbit sausage rolls

1.15 – 2.00       Victorian Cook – Kids Class pickled beans

2.30 – 3.00      Nick from Hodmedods –Beans and pea alternative proteins of the future?

3.15 – 3.45      Kirsty of Kirsty’s Kitchen – Adapting Antique Preserve Recipes

Kirsty will talk about old preserving recipes

Kirsty will talk about old preserving recipes

In the Potting Shed

Informal chats and cooking demos including:

Jill Courtney, Courtneys of Whimple – All that is apple and more.

Choconola – Sharon of Midfields Granola creating chocolate heaven with goodness.

Hodmedods British Dried Beans

Hodmedods British Dried Peas & Beans -proteins of the future.

Nick from Hodmedods –Beans and Peas, alternative proteins of the future?

SEE YOU THERE.

Powderham Food Festival is on Saturday 5th October 10.30am –5 pmAdmission £5 Adults, Free for children under 16.

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter Devon EX6 8JQ Tel: 01626 890243HDR tonemapped

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