Soon becoming Bude’s biggest event, the Bude for Food festival 2015 finally arrived. There was music, comedy, kid’s entertainment and most importantly…food! We met some fantastic people both familiar and new, and sampled some of the beautiful food and drink Cornwall has to offer- we even had beautiful weather!
The Bude For Food Festival was set up by the super-team at Norton Barton Artisan Food Village last year and was a resounding success, injecting some much needed excitement into Bude and fast putting it on the map as the place to be for any food enthusiast. This year drew in crowds from all over England and provided a fantastic showcase for many local food producers in Cornwall, with something for everyone.
I don’t think the castle grounds have ever looked so busy as people milled about on the green eating food from the Global Street Food area and soaking up the sunshine. There were plenty of outside food vendors to choose from including burgers from the Olive Tree, noodles from Authentic Thai and pizza from La Bocca, plus many more. As well as fantastic food there was plenty to see and do-cooking demonstrations in the big marquee throughout the day which filled the air with wonderful aromas, and workshops going on outside over the weekend long event.
Either side of our stall were the Kitchen Front selling beautiful hand-made home ware, from teacups to cake stands, and Cornish Country Cordials who provided a much needed refreshing beverage when it got a bit warm- their strawberry cordial was delicious. On Sunday I took the opportunity to have a wander and check out some of the other stalls. I sampled a delicious cherry liqueur from Monarch Liqueurs who had the most beautiful horse shaped bottles. For lunch I had a sausage roll from Popti- they do the best pies and pastries and all using the best quality ingredients (many of which are locally sourced), and I picked up a tub of spicy Kashmiri Chilli from Nature Kitchen Spice Merchant to use in our chilli chocolate bars.