A week or so ago we went to the historic town of Ludlow for their annual Food Festival.
As vegetarians we were pretty limited to what we could actually buy as the main products for sale seemed to be sausages and cider, however there were a few attractions. Firstly the festival itself was held within the castle walls which made for plenty of entertainment for the children; that and the circus skills tent. Emily can now officially walk on stilts and Toby can juggle…nearly! Thankfully there was not a clown in sight or otherwise Mummy wouldn’t have been seen for dust!
But I learned never to say never – I tasted some hot chocolate from an 18th century recipe. I don’t ever drink hot chocolate as a rule, but who could resist the display from the Copper Pot?
A blend of chocolate (70% cocoa solids) Cinnamon, Cardamon and Long Pepper. This was not hot chocolate. This was close your eyes and be swept off to exotic lands in a cup.
Sorry, I zoned out for a moment there.
I also sampled something which I never thought I could or would try. Jerky. Not something you really get in the UK, and if you do its something strange in vacuum packs hanging in a forgotten corner. This jerky however was made from Tofu. Not very attractive looking little brown pieces in a bag gave me no trouble refusing a sample. Until I was told they had Marmite flavour. I must say, I am a convert. Vegan Marmite jerky is good! Even more so if the stall looks like this
The children enjoyed watching butter being made Victorian style
Although it was a fun afternoon I’m not convinced I would part with the £20 to get in again. Another visit to the castle is a must though.
And at least I finally managed to photograph Emily’s new “Itchy Rainbow Dress”