I’ve said before how much I love a good community event and I’ll say it again for the purposes of this post. If you happen to be in or around Bristol between 29 April and 06 May you should check out the Food Connections Festival. Based around College Green, Anchor and Millennium Square; and with events going on all across the city there is something for foodies or all ages.
There are free cooking demonstrations, just register on the Bristol Food Connections website. You’ll have opportunity to learn how to make Saurkraut, make your household more economical by cooking up a storm with your leftovers or even master knife skills.
For littler children (and Big Kids) there Jo Ingleby (Winner of the Food and Farming Awards Cook of the year 2015) will be demonstrating how to cook with kids. The Travelling Kitchen will be taking children ages between 8 and 12 on a culinary journey through the ages; beginning with the Tudors. (I would still love this now if I’m entirely honest). Riverford Organic Farm is also going to evoke a love of the natural environment and how it plays a keen part in production of food by encouraging children to find and identify worms and learn about their importance in soil health. They’ll also be teaching children of all ages about Bees and how best to look after them.
For those who want to take a more relaxed approach there are plenty of stalls selling street foods as well as live musical performances so you can take everything in at your own pace and enjoy the city and all the entertainment this festival has to offer.
In short I am totally jealous of anyone in the South West right now.
If you plan to attend this festival or you have been and want to tell me more please let me know what you think.