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NANTWICH FOOD FESTIVAL 2013

September 7, 2013

Last year we visited the festival late on the Sunday and a few of the stands were packing up so this year we were very glad the sun was shining this Saturday morning as we once again headed over to Nantwich. We seem to have been there quite a lot this year for various events including Nantwich Show, International Cheese Awards, Reaseheath Open Day etc.

The venues have all changed this year and we very nearly ended up in the Mind, Body and Spirit Fair in the Civic Hall but sensed something was wrong when there wasn’t the usual queue outside!

St Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church

A new demo marquee was in the town square near the beautiful St Mary’s Church and there were plenty of seats available each time we visited – which we were surprised by – don’t people have time to sit and listen because you always pick up some useful tips or information from the experts.

Once again Brian Mellor from Harthill Cookery School was leading the demonstrations.

The demo kitchen

The demo kitchen

The Mornflake Marquee was absolutely packed and it was good to see people tasting and buying from all the stands.

Sponsored by Mornflake

Sponsored by Mornflake

Nantwich itself has lots of independent and individual retailers and some of them – like Chatwins Bakery – were taking a major part in the event. They were giving a great demo of pork pie making and giving youngsters a chance to take part. We enjoyed pork pie for our lunch in one of the seating areas which were all very busy with visitors buying a range of food from the traditional burger or sausage through Chinese, Indian, Caribbean, crepes etc. there were also a number of local breweries on site.

Pork Pie making

Pork Pie making

I’m still amazed at what people charge for the dreaded “cupcake” and will be glad when the craze moves on but we really enjoyed some excellent patisserie from The French Kitchen!

Couldn't wait to taste!

Couldn’t wait to taste!

Nantwich is a lovely town to hold an event like this as they have some good pedestrianised areas, lots of independent cafes, restaurants and food shops that also take part and can benefit, big areas for parking and a great community spirit. So if you’ve not been and have the chance do head to Nantwich this weekend.

Lovely ice cream van!

Lovely ice cream van!

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