Windy weather did not deter food lovers at Eat: Burnham-on-Sea

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 October 2017

School chef Steve Fowell running a masterclass.

School chef Steve Fowell running a masterclass.


Traders and food lovers took over the streets of Burnham-on-Sea at the weekend for the bi-annual food festival.

Bath Harvest Rapeseed Oil, Mike Brown.Bath Harvest Rapeseed Oil, Mike Brown.

Eat: Burnham filled the town centre on Saturday as organisers Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds put on their 11th food festival.

The duo – who also organised the popular Eat: Weston food festival – invited more than 100 local and regional food and drink sellers to set up a stall and sell their products.

Visitors to the seaside town were able to browse a number of local food stalls, sample some of the finest cuisine the county has to offer and then purchase their favourite treats to take home with them.

Gemma Ann Lewis with her dark chocolate brownies.Gemma Ann Lewis with her dark chocolate brownies.

Among the stalls were Local Food Hero 2017 Nutts For, lemonade-sellers Hullaballoos and award-winning pie makers The Humble Pie.

There were also a large number of street food stalls preparing food before people’s very eyes and serving up a tasty treat.

The South West’s school chef of the year Steve Fowell put on a number of food demonstrations in the Baptist church in College Street.

India in a Jar.India in a Jar.

Meanwhile Hawksmoor Cookery School gave a hands-on tutorial on Indian and North African spices, giving people the chance to experiment with punchy flavours and spices.

Beverley said: “We are really pleased with how the event went on Saturday, thousands of people came into Burnham to sample some of the best local and regional food and drink.

“We were obviously disappointed with the impact Storm Brian had on the event but safety has to come first.

“We know from the universally positive feedback from our traders that it was the right decision to begin trading and they had an incredible first four to five hours at the festival before we took the decision to retreat indoors and enjoy the free demos, masterclasses and cookery school out of the breezy conditions.”

The event celebrated the best of Somerset and its businesses with people tucking into sweet and savoury dishes and tasting soft drinks and alcoholic tipples.

Eat: Burnham was the final food festival of the season, with Beverley and Sarah looking forward to Eat: Weston on April 7.

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