It's a great opportunity to try out foods from different suppliers around the country, stuff that often isn't in the supermarkets, or in local shops. There's also usually some good deals on, so it's an opportunity to stock up with items and save a few quid!
We had a really good time, as always. The halls were packed, and we tasted some fantastic foods - chilli jams, flavoured oils, different kinds of crisps etc.
One thing I found a bit sad is the frequency with which the word "artisan" appeared. It used to mean:
a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods:
our favorite local food artisans.
pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal:
Now it just seems to be a word used to make your product sound good. Ah well.
A few pics:
People rushing in just after the doors opened.
Marco Pierre White cooking at the Knoor stand.
We saw the Hairy Bikers give a cooking demonstration. Hilarious!
We had a good day out, made some nice purchases, and we're already looking forward to next year!
PS - hi and thanks to new follower Everyday Life On A Shoestring.