Monday, 14 September 2009

Everyone's a Winner

LUDLOW food festival, and the annual excuse to binge-eat on morsels of the best food Shropshire and the surrounding counties have to offer.
This year was no different, except the festival's growing reputation, with the addition of sunshine to rival the Costa Del Sol, meant that fellow foodies turned out in their tens of thousands to do the same.
So, it was time for the elbows to make a guest appearance in order to muscle my way to foodie heaven.
No one else stood a chance.
After a day of a style of cramming I haven't done since I sat my GCSEs (13 years ago...) I have decided to hand out the following fun awards....

Most Generous Supplier of Free Samples....
WINNER: Artisan baker Richard C Swift
VERDICT: A lot of dough before you part with your dough

Least Palatable Sample....
WINNER: Muesli by Pimhill Farm Organic
VERDICT: Cute packaging, but dry muesli tastes like sawdust

Stall Most Likely to Turn You Veggie
WINNER: Mandy and Alan's Fab Foods
VERDICT: Go nuts for their nut roasts and crackers for their cheesecakes

Perfect Pocket Money Purchase
WINNER: September Organic mini cones of icecream (50p)
VERDICT: Too small for Cone-an the Barbarian

Most Creative Chutney in a Sea on Red Onion Marmalades
WINNER: Thai peach with Lemongrass and Ginger by Farmhouse Pantry
VERDICT: Fruitier than a Bangkok lady boy

Did you go? Let me know what your favourite/least favourite stalls were and why....

Read more about my Ludlow adventure, and see more pictures, at www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/news--events

10 comments:

Nora said...

Ooooh, I grew up really near there and was dragged to Ludlow food festival to sell my parent's bread. I'd love to go back as a punter - and hand out awards! I'm very jealous, but you obviously made the most of it. :D

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love any excuse for a binge :D
"Fruitier than a Bankok lady boy" lol, funny !

Helen McGinn said...

Love your mini review! Wish I'd been; I missed Edinburgh's this year. x

joskitchen said...

Hi Emily. I have given you an award. Please check out my blog for more info. The Ludlow Food Festival looks great. I would like to go next year.

Phil Lowe said...

The event looks and sounds (great humourous touches by thee good sen)like a real foodie treat for all the senses. We had a Nottingham Festival of Food last week. Review to come. And it was OK but not a patch on what you are describing. The Nottingham city council waited three days until the weekend to bring any real stalls into play and offer food to taste and buy as part of the event experience as well as the demonstrations by James Martin et al.

Phil Lowe said...

I recently added a link to this post after writing about my fave markets Emily.

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