If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not pop along to The Real Food Festival at Earl’s Court (running from Friday 7th May – Monday 10th May)? Real food producers from all over the UK will be gathered under one roof, to tempt and tantalise those taste buds.
The Real Food Festival offers gourmets a serious treat of delicious, organic, fresh and unusual food and wine products from all over the world. With over 400 producers there’s so much to see and do and best of all you can leave with your bags bursting with real food to enjoy at home.
Discover the Origin, who I wrote about last year, will be there (at stand 190) running free master classes and offering you the chance to sample their products, including: Parma Ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Burgundy, Port and Douro Valley wines.
The master classes will run throughout the day on a first come, first served basis – they will cover the different wines and Port as well as tempt your taste buds with freshly sliced Parma Ham and delicious Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Christina Pickard, well known wine and food presenter, will be leading a master class in the Chef’s theatre at 4.00pm on Sunday 9th May.
I have a pair of tickets to The Real Food Festival for this Sunday 9th May to give away to a lucky ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ reader, courtesy of Discover the Origin. To be in with a chance of winning simply leave me a comment on this post by 8pm tomorrow (Friday 7th May) and tell me what real food means to you. I’ll then choose the best entry tomorrow evening, with a little help from my late night Twitter friends.
Real food is any dish made with love and great ingredients! That's all you need!
Real food is food that is fun, fresh and effing* delicious.
Fake food is grease and sugar in a convenient, branded plastic package.
Real food you know where it comes from and how it got there: it wears its dirt, skin, shell, bones and fat with pride.
Prepared with care it is life affirming and miricle working.
It is the five senses: The sight, the smell, the sound, the touch and of course the taste.
* Censored for those sensitive souls out there.
With love always,
Real food is real treat
Great to look at but better to eat!
Jersey royals to Cornish blue,
Fresh local food, I love you!
Memories of home and mum’s best cooking,
Quick! A mouthful of cake while she’s not looking!
Picnics with friends lying out on the grass,
Eating home-made bread while the bumblebees pass.
So put up a fight for your plate of real fun!
A misshapen carrot or that lop-sided bun
Supermarkets sell chemicals and microwave dinners,
But for me fresh, local, REAL food’s the winner.