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Published November 27th 2014
From Australia to Lancashire: a market lover's lesson
Before we get in to the nitty gritty, I'm back form Australia where I used to write about Perth and I admit that it has taken me a while to get back in to the swing of things. It's a huge change-mentally and continent wise.
My past times used to consist of, in a word, food. Food markets, quirky cafes or street vans would fill my weekend (and stomach) with tasty delights, and on the other side of the world there is such diversity and a variety of cultures that whatever you really fancied was always on offer. Chinese. Jamaican. Polish! You never missed out.
I find it a little harder here at home, as I'm in the middle of the countryside and I must admit, it's much harder to get my hands on jerk chicken than I imagined.
But, England prevailed and in my emotional foodie dip, up popped an Autumn Fair. At the prestigious Stonyhurst College, a seasonal array of stalls were on show displaying everything form local cheeses to hand knitted cat toys. Oh, and a courtyard full of Mexican food vans, pulled pork delicacies and a huge open oven to cook pizzas in. What more can I ask for?
The point is, if you want to know where these things are, look for them. I was spoilt for choice over in Perth, WA, but after having a little heart to heart with my hometown, I fell in love with our produce and became determined to ensure we keep our small, local business alive.
The next fair to be held at Stonyhurst is in February, featuring antiques, jewellery (yes please!), furniture and art work, but what I'm really holding out for is their Great British Food Festival in summer. Any information you need can be found on their website.