It’s that time of year again; the Taste Festivals have rolled around and during the next month or so you will be able to attend food-centred festivals in the cities of London, Birmingham or Edinburgh. A must for every food-lover, what can you expect from the Taste Festival?
Ticket prices are reasonably low, starting at £12 when purchased online. Children below the age of 8 can enter for free, and even if they are above this age they can still get a reduced price that’s well worth it.
The Taste Festival Crowns are the currency used at the Taste Festivals, and if you purchase a more expensive ticket you could have up to £15’s worth of Crowns included in the price of your ticket. Otherwise, they can be purchased at the festival, allowing you to stock up on festival money when you arrive.
Among the features you can expect at the Taste Festival you attend are demonstrations from celebrity chefs, which allow you to learn tips and tricks from the best in the business. You’ll also be able to learn which wines go with which dishes, and of course you can taste the most delicious foods in the country for a much lower price than you would usually pay at the restaurant where they are served.
With masterclasses, tapas, drinks, cookery schools, and even a true patisserie as well as gardening tips for the real hands-on cook, you will not run out of things to look at, watch and explore. Nor will you come to the end of things to learn, and you may want to bring a notebook for all the hints and tips you’ll be able to absorb!
There’s even wine tasting and a circus bar, cooking theatre and a VIP lounge. Celebrity chefs you can hope to see include Michel Roux, Gary Rhodes, Tom Aikens, Alain Ducasse, and Vivek Singh.
Food enthusiasts are plentiful nowadays, with cooking such a popular occupation and TV chefs at the peak of their careers. As such, the Taste Festivals are unmissable for any cookery aficionado, and should be considered an amazing way to spend a day away from home taking in the flavours, scents and sights of the cooking world.
For more information, you can look at tastefestivals.com and select the festival you hope to attend, but the main thing to bear in mind is that this is a festival that is not to be missed. So if you love your food and you love to cook – get out there!