Love Food Festival at the Passenger Shed

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Just a quickie post in case anyone is around in Bristol this weekend.

Some old friends and some new here.  I love Trealy Charcuterie and I’ve just sliced into some of Thoughtful Bread’s great sourdough. Kenneth you were right, it’s fabulous!  I’ve tried an oyster fresh from Cornwall, yum, and stocked up on my favourite cheeses and sausages, olive oil, pickled garlic, coffee beans, chocolates,  samosas and all sorts, peeked in at the Cookery School, and bought more herbs outside where the sausage store is doing a brisk trade in sizzling bangers.

This is a lovely chatty food festival in a great venue – part of Brunel’s original railway station for Bristol. There is lots of seating and tables and everyone looked like they were having a great time.

You can read more about it on the Love Food Festival site. It’s on again tomorrow, entrance free.

10 thoughts on “Love Food Festival at the Passenger Shed

  1. Kenneth

    I’m so pleased you’ve discovered Thoughtful Bread! I was really delighted when I came across them. Just looking at their bread is a feast in itself!

    1. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes Post author

      It was pretty good, not too crowded but just busy enough, and unlike a lot of these things nowadays, they don’t charge an entrance fee. I always feel a bit miffed when they charge you to go somewhere to basically spend money, like they do for the ginormous Harbourside Organic Fest later in the year. That one gets so packed with bodies that you can’t move.

  2. heidi

    What truly lovely pictures.
    I enjoyed everything quite vicariously through you, Joanna!
    Those people that are dedicated to food are usually a very selfless bunch.
    My family says I am only happy when I’m feeding a lot of people.
    Or teaching them how to make bread.
    Another very inspired post.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes Post author

      Hi Heidi, I reckon your family are so lucky to have you to feed them :)

      I have to admit that these are all Brian’s pics again. He did his best, it was very busy in places. I was too busy chatting (blush). Here are some of the people I talked to:

      I finally got to the bottom of the applejuice and cider thing by chatting to an apple/cider/english wine producer called a’Beckett’s Vineyard. One of them is American so he has experienced both sides of the business here and over your way. He says American cider is freshly pressed, flash pasteurised so it can get to the stores, but crucially has no Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) added, so it’s brown in colour and it starts fermenting very quickly. Here apple juice usually has Vic C added which keeps the colour light and slows fermentation, even the unfiltered cloudy sort. So that’s the key difference!

      There were all sorts of amazing people there today: the Nicaraguan coffee bean seller, the Turkish guy with the amazing olives all from his father’s groves, a lovely Hungarian woman who has been in the States learning cheese making, who was helping out with Wooton Dairy, who is going to start her own dairy in June in Wiltshire called The Old Cheese Room, an Italian with his oils and vinegars.. just lovely!

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