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Food Festivals Are On the Rise

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Food plays a bigger role in our lives than keeping us alive. As people we enjoy our food and social aspects that are associated with it. Eating provides an opportunity to get together, chat about the week, discuss the future, make business plans and enjoy a drink. The smells, colours and tastes get our senses reeling and we generally feel happy when given food. 

A recent television programme Back in time for dinner saw a family go through the ages as they cooked and ate meals from the 1950’s – 1990’s. It was in the 70’s though that food was almost forgotten as easy meals were introduced. Pre-packaged meals were available in boxes and the likes of Smash and Angel Delight came about. Cooking became lazy and with it came less interest in food and how it tasted. Thankfully in the 80’s people began to reintroduce food made from scratch and gradually we became reacquainted with proper food.

Food today is massive, restaurants are forever competing with each other and customers are always on the lookout for the next best place to eat. Aside from the obvious places to eat though we have seen a significant increase in the number of food festivals put on. These superb events tend to consist of local businesses or businesses from further afield setting up a stall and selling their food. There also tends to be some product stalls, a few bars and some live music making it a great place to spend your afternoon. 

There are often a number of different food festivals that can be attended. I’ve seen so many including street food festivals, chili festivals, pie festivals, medieval food festivals and much more. There tends to be something for everyone and the atmosphere provides you with a fun and friendly environment that is upbeat and full of different smells.

Something to be aware of when attending food festivals in the level of waste that is produced. Naturally they attract hundreds of people who want to eat good food. An awful lot of packaging is used at such venues including takeaway trays, coffee cups, plastic pint glasses, paper napkins and much more. When attending such events please ensure that you dispose of your waste appropriately and recycle what you can. Not only will this help the environment but give the organisers more reason to continue setting up such events knowing that they can rely on the public to clear up properly.  

 

 

 

 


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Food Festivals Are On the Rise

Image source - http://www.peppermintbars.co.uk/food-festivals/

Food plays a bigger role in our lives than keeping us alive. As people we enjoy our food and social aspects that are associated with it. Eating provides an opportunity to get together, chat about the week, discuss the future, make business plans and enjoy a drink. The smells, colours and tastes get our senses reeling and we generally feel happy when given food. 

A recent television programme Back in time for dinner saw a family go through the ages as they cooked and ate meals from the 1950’s – 1990’s. It was in the 70’s though that food was almost forgotten as easy meals were introduced. Pre-packaged meals were available in boxes and the likes of Smash and Angel Delight came about. Cooking became lazy and with it came less interest in food and how it tasted. Thankfully in the 80’s people began to reintroduce food made from scratch and gradually we became reacquainted with proper food.

Food today is massive, restaurants are forever competing with each other and customers are always on the lookout for the next best place to eat. Aside from the obvious places to eat though we have seen a significant increase in the number of food festivals put on. These superb events tend to consist of local businesses or businesses from further afield setting up a stall and selling their food. There also tends to be some product stalls, a few bars and some live music making it a great place to spend your afternoon. 

There are often a number of different food festivals that can be attended. I’ve seen so many including street food festivals, chili festivals, pie festivals, medieval food festivals and much more. There tends to be something for everyone and the atmosphere provides you with a fun and friendly environment that is upbeat and full of different smells.

Something to be aware of when attending food festivals in the level of waste that is produced. Naturally they attract hundreds of people who want to eat good food. An awful lot of packaging is used at such venues including takeaway trays, coffee cups, plastic pint glasses, paper napkins and much more. When attending such events please ensure that you dispose of your waste appropriately and recycle what you can. Not only will this help the environment but give the organisers more reason to continue setting up such events knowing that they can rely on the public to clear up properly.  

 

 

 

 


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