Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Treat Your Tastebuds
When you go shopping, what kind of food do you tend to buy? The cheapest, the ones labelled organic, or the ones grown in Britain? When my dad and I are in the fruit and veg section on our fortnightly shop, we usually look for British grown produce. Not only does it support our farmers, but have you noticed how much more flavour a British strawberry has over a Spanish strawberry?
If you also love great food, great flavours, and Great Britain then don't miss out on the Flavours Festival in Suffolk on the 8th-9th June at Henham Park. At just £6 entry for adults, and £3 for kids, you can enjoy a food filled feast of locally reared meat and home grown fruit and veg, while at the same time supporting local farmers and producers. From the best British beef to the ripest fruits, there will be puds, pies, jellies, jams, cakes and artisan bread, all made with the finest ingredients, and the friendliest folk in the county.
Two cookery theatres will bring in dozens of top chefs from across the region, some of whom have earned honorary Michelin stars and AA Rosettes. These chefs will be giving cooking demonstrations, showing you how to make some of the tastiest meals, forage for wild ingredients, and sourcing sustainable fish.
Once you're finished with the food, there will be plenty of time left over for dancing with rock music, jazz, and sea shanties (by the fishermen who had too much British beer).