Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair 2013

Slowly recovering from the weekend working at the Derbyshire food fair event at Elvaston Castle Country Park, I thought I'd put up a few pictures.

We had 3 fire pits, two stoves and a portable home-made oven all fired by wonderful wood, to provide outdoor cooking demonstrations and food samples. Just about everything was on a the menu, and it all got eaten up by the hungry crowds.

Chucked a few last minute spoons out and a few spoon carving sessions whilst I cooked a total of 36 litres of chilli, curry and stew on my fire pit, in the dutch oven.

The DCC tent city

One of many dishes, the start of Hungarian mushroom creamy stew.

The oven in action firing out all manner of baked goodness. The pizzas were excellent! There was also soups, puddings, paella, cakes and rather a lot of boiled water produced over the two days.
I must say that the Sweet Potato Chilli went down rather well and will be a firm favourite in the future at home and in camp.

John and Val Lord turned up, and shared a gazebo with us, which was an excellent surprise! I managed to have a few chats with them over the weekend. I've met them several times and they have always been very friendly, and I managed to get a nice supply of flint to bash up too. Cheers John! day I'll get the time to get some practice in. There was some serious skills on Johns table.