Southbank Festival of Food, London

Saturday, September 20, 2008 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

The Southbank Festival of Food brings you four days of the best food and produce, talks, demonstrations and live music all in celebration of good eating and responsible buying. With an ethical Slow Food Market and even a Bee Day, there is plenty to get your teeth into at the inaugual Southbank Festival of Food.

Bringing you delicious produce that has been ethically produced, environmentally grown or reared and sold at a fair trade price to the consumer, the Slow Food Market is the place to stock up on a wonderful range of edible goodies. A major star at the Southbank Festival of Food, the market gives you the chance to try and buy rare breed meats, raw milk cheeses, exotic spices, chutneys and biodynamic wines.

A range of demonstrations accompany the market meaning you can hear straight from the butchers and farmers how their food is produced and give you advice on buying in the future. Sarah Moore, who ran the kitchen at Air Studios for 12 years will be on hand to show you how to cook tasty dishes for under a fiver, while Arthur Potts Dawson, co-owner of Acorn House will demonstrate how to enjoy some delicious autumnal ingredients.

There will also be the chance to talk to a sushi chefs from Feng Sushi as they use sustainable fish sources to make delicate dishes, while Cyrus Todiwala from Cafe Spice Namaste and Jacky Lelievre from The Butcher's Hook demonstrate how to select produce and create simple seasonal dishes.