Foodies Festival Edinburgh EICC 1st December 2012

Went to the Foodies Festival , I must say what a terrific day out it was and how impressed I was with some of the fresh local produce thats available  right on our doorstep.  One Company that really stood out for me was a company called Trotters  Independant  Condiments. they are a company based in  Upper Largo Fife and regularly  attend the various farmers markets throughout the kingdom of fife! the product that really had me interested was the Hot Pepper Jelly,  you can use it in  all sorts of things and you will even find a recipe for  Hot Pepper Chocolate Cake Here http://trottersindependent.co.uk/Condiments/Recipe_ideas/Entries/2010/3/17_Hot_Pepper_Chocolate_Cake.html  interesting and its on my to do list.

 

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Another thing which i really loved doing was the  Christmas Wine Tasting with the lovely Charles Metcalfe, I had a chat with this man after the wine tasting and he has written two books and is a very experienced wine critic. I really learnt a lot at this class.

We tried a Jim barry Lodge Hill Riesling 2011,Clare Valley, South Australian wine first  it was paired with some Thai prawns, Second wine was a De Bertoli wines Windy peak Chardonnay 2010, from Victoria and it was paired with some smoked salmon.

the 3rd wine was Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot 2008 , Margaret River, Western Australia and was paired with somesmoked ham.

the 4th wine i personally did not enjoy it was Yalumba the scribbler 2009 Barossa Valley, South Australian wine and  itwas paired with Turkey

the 5th wine was Peter Lehman Botrytis semillon 2009 Barossa valley south australia and was paired with a strawberry pavlova

and last but not least the last wine was Tempus two moscato 2011 Riverland, South australia it was simply divine the way the bubbles popped as you drank it. and it was paired with some christmas pudding! i never knew there was so much to learn about wines and i truly enjoyed it. his website is http://www.charlesmetcalfe.com

The highlight of my Day was Watching Mark Greenaway cook. i will add  his recipe at a later date we also saw Carina Contini But i wasnt impressed with her she made a Pumpkin Risotto and she blew her nose with a tissue and didn’t  wash her hands  then started to cook food which the public then ate. I asked her about this and she said there wasnt  hand washing facilities but  Mark Greenaway demonstrated in the Same room earlier that day and managed to clean his chocolate covered hands.

makes  you wonder sometimes.

That is enough for today i shall write some more tomorrow maybe

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