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Bude for Food: Festival goodness

On the lawns of Bude Castle this weekend, Saturday 20 September and Sunday 21 September, there is somewhat a funky autumn harvest happening. An open invite to discover the class of culinary cleverness hiding around the banks of the old canal.

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Bude for Food, Bude Castle Lawns, The Wharf, Bude
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Bude is well-known for its beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and dramatic scenery. And 2014 has been dubbed the time for food to come to the fore. Boasting an array of local producers the festival will also feature the Restaurant Trail (a food fantastic tour of the local pubs, restaurants and cafes).

Come hungry to Bude for Food, as there will be the opportunity to sample everything from charcuterie to chocolates, brownies to handmade bread, pasties to preserves and much, much more. Over 50 local exhibitors will be showcasing their wares in the Artisan Food Marquee. Enjoy delicious freshly cooked street food; from Mexican or French to barbecue. A jolly good Cornish cream tea is also on the menu, de rigueur. Drinking or driving there is a tipple for all including a vast range of cordials, ciders, beers, vinos or indeed something stronger.

Top chefs such as Michelin-starred Paul Ainsworth, Emily Watkins (Kingham Plough, Great British Menu), Martin Dorey (the Camper Van Cook), Sanjay Kumar (leader of Slow Food Cornwall and champion of the Cornish sardine) and Steve Marsh (the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth) will be demonstrating their skills in the kitchen theatre, with an emphasis on using what’s local and seasonally available.

Get involved in some special masterclasses from foraging with the Eden Project’s Emma Gunn to a food bank cookery demonstration from Sanjay Kumar.

And finally, to tempt you across to the north coast, Saturday night is party night. Enough said. With live music from Freshly Squeezed, an eight-piece funk-fuelled set of outstanding musicians famous for filling dance floors, appears on a double bill with Antimatador, featuring Simon Dobson, award-winning master of brass. Plus don’t miss the Friday comedy night with Patrick Monahan, veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe. Packed with belly laughs, Monahan’s reputation is for clean and accessible comedy with a pinch of friendly judiciously chosen audience participation.

Bude for Food is shaping up to be a pretty exciting addition to the Cornish festival calendar!

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