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.
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