Living in the South West of England, I think sometimes we don’t get access to all the new and exciting ingredients that come to the bigger cities. I love the local Food and Drink Festivals because it is a showcase of local food and drink companies, and it’s amazing what is produced in the South West!
I like to say that Ben goes to eat, and I go to get ideas!
I’ve been, I think 4 times in the last 5 years – it’s been going for 11 years. I converted Ben to a fan a couple of years ago, and we met up with my Mum there this year.
We enjoyed looking, buying and eating the food and drink. And, a surprise to me, we enjoyed a wine tasting masterclass from Alastair Peebles from Devon Wine School and Geoff Bowen of Pebblebed Vineyard. They were good fun as well as being an education in wine tasting. Alastair and Geoff had a good rapport, and we had a laugh – though the wine tasting may have made it funnier 🙂
I spent my money on Baobab from local producer The African Chef. Pronounced “bay-o-bab”, it is the powder of the fruit of the baobab tree, a native treed from Africa., known as the ‘Tree of Life’, or the ‘Upside Down Tree’. The powder is rich in Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Fibre.
That’s baobab powder, baobab jam, and baobab chilli jam – yum! I’m going to enjoy using that!
As well as the Chocolate cake, Ben also bought some local sausages for his dinner
Mum and Ben both liked the Honey Pork Sausages, but they didn’t have any of those to take home, so Ben bought the Chilli and Coriander Pork Sausages to make Toad in the Hole.