As the calendar and finally the weather is calling summer, various food events begin to take place all around the country. They are like mushrooms after the rain, sprouting up everywhere: in a vibrant city center as well as in the smallest town. On a far-away farm, in middle of a park, near by a beautiful beach, in the old town hall, and even inside of a church.
People tend to say that if you went one of them, you've been to all of them. Same concept, same scenario, same events, same producers settled under the same tents offering same edible and non-edible goodies. Let's say it's true, but being too enamored of various images of food, or simply never too tired to make another walk around the stalls filled, stacked and loaded with the most beautiful flavors, I am still tempted to visit them all. Well, at least as many as possible. Cause even though very similar in nature, they all have a slightly different vibe. Something unique and exceptional could be found in each and every single one of them.
Like this Farm Feast, for example, I visited... oh well, already a month ago. It goes into my list as being the muddies food event I've ever been to (thanks to the rainy English May), but just as well it was a place where I found that delicious chili and lime smoked mackerel, remarkably moist brandy fruit cake, balsamic vinegar I couldn't stop dipping my bread in and that terrific Blood Mary chutney which, let's agree, doesn't need any other explanation.