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Stone Food and Drink Festival – Weekend Review

Stone’s most anticipated foodie weekend, Stone Food & Drink Festival, is over for another year. And what a weekend it has been!

 

The last day saw team ALBOS on our third & final cookery masterclass, our second with iCookIndian, this time whipping up some tasty channa masala, pilau rice and naan breads. Once again Amarpal & the team led us through step by step, explaining each process & helping us to understand as well as create.

The making of the naan bread was an absolute revelation, and we’ve vowed never to eat another shop bought one again! The food is not only incredibly tasty, but healthy too, with only a small amount of oil used at the start, and no butter at all. A full day lesson with the iCookIndian team is now firmly on our Christmas list!

Also sampled today were the delights of the Thyme for Tea pop up tearoom. The Chocolate cakes were to die for, and the hummingbird cake a new firm favourite.

Amongst the many and varied stalls, our favourite purchases came from the The Little Garlic Plate stall, and the rhubarb & custard gin from Ten Green Bottles, and the half wheel of variety cheeses from 546cheese.

The kids were entertained wonderfully by the Panic Circus team, with Punch & Judy shows & circus skills, the craft tent and cookery classes, and even our big kids enjoyed the facepainting!

We’ve had a fantastic weekend learning new skills, trying new tastes, and being entertained by the wonderful musicians, and we’re very much looking forward to next year’s event!

Everyone we spoke to said what a great success the new layout was and despite a few rain showers everyone had a great time (See our Facebook page for videos! – Facebook.com/Alittlebitofstone)

Well done to the organisers and team of volunteers who work tirelessly to put the event on. The Food and Drink festival is ran by a “Community Interest Company” which invests the money from the event in to the following years event.

If you’d like to be involved in next years festival then they’re always looking for volunteers. Jump on over to their website or Facebook page and get in touch!

Next years festival will be held on the first weekend of October, so put the 5th, 6th and 7th in your diary

 

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