Bristol has been my “home home” since I was born. Yes, I’ve moved away, when I lived in Glasgow and London, but I’ve always come back again and every time I spend proper time here I remember what an amazing city it is. Bristol is well known across the UK to be a genuine cultural hub, it is so full of incredible creative people, in theatre, music and art, and full to the brim with really really good food!
Bristol Food Connections is a completely unique food festival which has come back for it’s third year running across the entire city until May 7th, embracing local produce, farmers, projects and businesses.
|These “Little Jack Horner” sausage rolls are AMAZING and award-winning!|
All around the city, cafes, restaurants and other suppliers and producers have deals, events, talks and offers on so you can get involved wherever you are in the city and make the most of the bank holiday weekend, with a large amount of these events arranged with the family and bank holiday in mind.
The central hub of this incredible festival is based down on College Green in the centre, which is filled with street food vans, huts with sausage rolls and brownies and gorgeous tents with cooking demos and food talks scheduled throughout the day. There is loads for the family to be doing, including a “Big Worm Dig” run by Riverford’s, where the kids can pick up a trowel and dig for the worms that help our wildlife survive and our veg grow – we all know kids love playing with worms!
I headed down this afternoon to have a bit of an explore and my eyes were completely opened to the wide variety of local providers and amazing food on offer!
After a wander around, poking my head into a talk about knives and knife technique (which was actually really fascinating – I’ve always wanted to be able to chop things super fast like they do on the tv….maybe now I’ll be able to give it a try!), and wandering around the different pop-ups, I decided to grab myself some lunch from the taco van (love me some mexican food!) and have a sit down to just absorb the atmosphere for a bit.
It’s so exciting that the city can create an event like this, inviting people from all over the city to get involved and try something new. I love Bristol for it’s creativity and it’s culture, and food is becoming such a huge part of that culture, with festivals like this making it so easy to embrace, and with a Banksy piece just across the road from the College Green hub too, you can spend an afternoon filling yourself up and having a real taste of what Bristol’s culture has to offer!
Bristol Food Connections Food Festival runs until May 7th.
The central hub at College Green is open for the entire bank holiday weekend, with live music in the evenings too.
Visit www.bristolfoodconnections.com for more information about what’s going on and where, and how to get involved!