It’s almost that time of year again when the Foodies Festival comes to Edinburgh.
I love the Foodies Festival mostly because it’s one of the few festivally things that I get to do these days now that I don’t live in the City anymore. It was a bit rainy last year so I’m hoping for a drier visit this year.
There’s so many great things to see and do at this years festival. Including
New Wine and Champagne Theatre: Experts Neil Phillips and Charles Metcalfe guide visitors through this season’s best bubblies from around the world, while beer expert Melissa Cole is on-hand in the New Craft Beer Theatre with food and beer pairing masterclasses.
New Tasting Theatre: Festival-goers can learn new skills and discover new flavours with masterclasses in Bee Keeping, Sushi Rolling and Sausage Making, and chocolate experts Coeur de Xocolat host ‘How to Sniff Chocolate like a Rockstar’ classes, which leave participants tasting chocolate for hours.
Street Food Avenue: A feasting hub at the heart of the festival which takes visitors on a flavour adventure around the world. Japanese, Thai, Brazilian, Argentinian, Indian, Mexican, French and African are just some of the cuisines visitors can tuck into at communal tables in the Feasting Tent.
Cake & Bake Theatre: A haven for passionate bakers with Scotland’s top cake makers and patissiers sharing their tips for baking delicious summer cakes. Visitors can also enjoy 3D cake modelling, Chocolate Making and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village sells bakes, jams, and the latest baking gadgets.
Artisan Producers Market: With over 200 artisan producers from Scotland and across the UK to sample and shop from, selling everything from award-winning Salted Caramel Cheese to Pink Raspberry Gin, festival-goers will be spoilt for choice with samples and for what to buy to take home and enjoy – the perfect setting to meet the producers and share their passion for quality food and drink.
Chilli Market: A destination for those who like it really hot, selling UK grown chillies and face-meltingly spicy sauces. And for those foolish enough, the famous Chilli Eating Competition challenges contestants to try and break the current record of 16 million scoville eaten to win the Chilli Eating Crown – that’s 6400 times the average chill heat!
Childrens Cookery Theatre: Little foodies can explore their taste buds and learn basic cooking skills in ‘Picnic in the Park’ themed masterclasses with Kiddy Cook, who will show them how to make finger sandwiches, fruit jellies and chocolate bugs.
Anyway I have been given a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. Whats’ your favourite bit of the foodies festival? Leave a comment below to be entered into the draw . Competition closes on the 1st of August!