Foodies flock to North Devon Foodfest
Continuing the autumn food and drink theme of late, attention turned towards North Devon over the weekend and I have all of the juicy happenings here...
Paella, seafood and traditional Caribbean delicacies were just a few of the mouth-watering dishes on offer at the 7th annual North Devon Foodfest yesterday.
Thousands of locals, and foodies on their autumn self catering holidays, packed out the historic Barnstaple Pannier Market for a celebration of the finest produce from North Devon and Exmoor.
The festival, organised by North Devon+, showcased fresh seafood from the coast, local ciders, home-made fudge and flavoursome Indian street food amongst much more.
Charlotte O’Bryen, of Jakes Bakes, said: “Just looking around you can see how much North Devon has to offer and that we are listening to what people want.”
“What I like is the different foods and different cultures that are showcased at the event. It’s a great atmosphere,” added Nin Kaur of Seasonal Samosas, whose delicious Indian cuisine was getting rave reviews.
Visitors on self catering short breaks had the chance to get stuck into the local dishes, with top-chefs also on hand for cooking demonstrations.
Among them was celebrity Devon chef Michael Caines MBE, who treated the sold out Queen’s Theatre to a three-course masterclass.
“It is so important to support such local initiatives like Foodfest,” he told the North Devon Journal.