For the last 3 years we’ve been part of the Taunton Food and Sustainability Show and this year we were happy to help out with the food demo tent.
For those who’ve not been, this was the 6th anniversary of the show and it has such a great festival feel about it – lots of nibbles, music throughout the day, a cider bar, children’s activities, lots of cool tent stalls and best of all it’s free!
Without sounding too hippy-ish the show is a gathering of businesses and people dedicated to making our lives greener. You have everything from beekeepers to jewellers, health & beauty creams to solar panels. But even if you weren’t into the stalls there were plenty of kids activities – zorbing, abseiling & tractor displays to keep you busy.
This year in the food tent, we had some of the area’s best chefs doing cooking demonstrations, assisted by students from Somerset College. The day wasn’t without its challenges such as starting without gas for our cooker and sound system issues (many thanks to Giles for quietly sorting these for us)!
But that’s what makes these shows such great fun. Everything is spontaneous and we get a chance to actually meet so many Tauntonites, as well as a few couples who were visiting from much further afield. It gives us a chance to talk with you and we hope to see you again soon.
Despite our early technical issues, John & I managed to successfully make soufflés at the show!
Some of you have asked for the recipes that we were demonstrating. So I’ve included them here for you to try.
You can follow our video clip and make your own perfect soufflé as well. Let us know how you get on.
Special thanks go to Mark, Becky & all the students at Somerset College as well as Steve Ashworth and everyone for taking part this year. I’d type all your names but I have to get back cooking.