Hungerford Food Festival 2019
This event is gaining a reputation across the south east as a must-visit day of foodie fun which takes place from 10.30am to 4pm at the Hungerford Town Hall where there will be live music, exhibitors, stalls, talks and live cooking demonstrations – entry is just £1. Under 16s free entry. Only assistance dogs inside please. All dogs welcome outside.
Sustainability is also very much a theme of this year’s event and visitors will be able to buy food in bulk in their own containers from the Lonely Lentil zero waste stall and a new company inspired by last year’s Hungerford Food Festival, called Beer, there and everywhere will be selling refillable three-pint beer bottles.
There will be information on how to use less plastic and how to make your own compost to the benefits to health, the countryside and the climate from eating venison. Attendees can learn how to avoid cling film and other plastic disposables by making beeswax eco wraps with Little B, a local maker of beeswax food wraps, an eco-friendly, plastic-free way to keep food fresh.
As well as having a range of her wax wraps for sale, Little B Founder Claire Black will be offering hands-on demonstrations where participants can choose from a selection of fabric prints and sizes and make a wax wrap to take home.
Visitors can bring along their own apples to make into juice, and also have a go at pressing rapeseeds into oil. There will also be a chilli eating competition for adults at 3.45pm!
Hungerford Food Festival is a family-friendly community event that has been celebrating local food producers and artisans since 2009. The event supports Hungerford Environmental Action Team (HEAT) and is sponsored by Doves Farm, Blandy’s at Inglewood and the Media Marketing Co.
Committee chairwoman Penny Locke said: “This is the ninth year of the Hungerford Food Festival and we’re still finalising all of the entertainment to ensure that it is the biggest event so far, so please keep checking the festival website to see what’s been added.
“We’ll have something for everyone from serious foodies to people who just want to get a flavour of the local produce that’s available from smaller producers. Add in some entertainment, demonstrations and live music, and you have the ingredients for an exciting day out.”
Video of the 2013 Hungerford Food Festival, kindly sponsored by Doves Farm and produced by Dudleigh Films If you would like to assist with the running of the festival then please use the Contact Us form. All support appreciated.
We are delighted to present another fabulous line-up of local chefs to inspire you. This schedule is subject to change so please check on the day.
10.45am Simple Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel
by Blandy’s Head Chef Gert Pienaar
Blandy’s at Inglewood Head Chef Gert Pienaar’s demonstrations have been a popular feature of HFF over the years as he makes the most sophisticated dishes seem easy!
11.30am How to Make Sourdough Rye Bread
Philip Brown will give an introduction to sourdough starters and explain how to make rye sourdough bread.
Aston’s Bakery is kindly donating 10 white sourdough starters and 10 rye sourdough starters for people to take away and try for themselves at home.
12.15pm Venison Burgers
by local deer stalker Peter Cooke
Venison is an under-utilised, healthy and delicious food source. Local deer stalker and filmmaker, Peter will share this simple and tasty burger recipe while explaining that we have too many deer in our area which are eating young trees and contributing to climate change.
1pm Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Families
with cookbook author Lucinda Miller
Bestselling cookbook author Lucinda Miller invites you to come and have a go at some of her breakfast recipes from The Good Stuff Cookbook full of healthy dishes that children will actually eat! All ingredients will be provided.
Simply Supercharged Porridge
Hazelnut Choc Porridge
Berry Nice Porridge
Raspberry Chia Smoothie
Green Monster Smoothie
2pm Cookery Competition Winners Announced
2.30pm Belinda’s Tastes of Paxos.
Author of Roast Lamb in the Olive Groves cookbook Belinda Harley reveals how to make real tzatziki; tiny hot pies of melting cheese and wild greens; how to cook octopus and squid; lovely pasta recipes; surprising carpaccios; imaginative salads and magical desserts which you could serve at a simple meal at home – or even a very smart dinner party.
3.45pm Hungerford Chilli Eating Competition
Free entry for 6 brave contestants who can take the heat! Competition organised by our very own chilli expert (and award-winning food scientist) Simon Flanagan and sponsored by Wiltshire Chilli Farms.