The weekend was a day of great surprises. I was on a visit to Kendal, Cumbria. I didn’t really have a plan but when I got there I discovered the Kendal Food Festival was on. I only had an hour or so to spare so I spent it wandering up and down the fantastic food stalls lined out down the High Street. Butchers, bakers, spiced oils, cheeses, even a Cumbria vodka producer. Plenty of great local food from across the county.

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria

The main image atop this post is of John the Baguette and his wife. They bake an amazing array of bread from their bakery in Carmel in the South Lakes. The wild boar’s head is hanging on the Stillfield Farm stand – wild boar and rare breed pigs – they supply many fine restaurants including Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen.

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria

The Westmorland Agricultural Society had brought along some livestock to help educate visitors, adults and kids alike. Telling the story of food, from field to plate.

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria

Grasmere Gingerbread, lovely artisan cheeses ….. yum, yum….. I hope you enjoy the images and they don’t make you too hungry. Next year I will make sure I get to Kendal for the whole event. So much going on, so much to see….. and plenty to taste and learn about!

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria

Kendal Food Festival - Celebrating the taste of Cumbria