The Forgotten Foods Festival in NorfolkSunday, June 14, 2015
Last Saturday we dropped in to the Forgotten Foods Festival at the Fire Pit campsite near Dereham in Norfolk. It was a gorgeous, bright, sunny day but the wind did keep gusting although thankfully not too much to make it cold. We arrived with an appetite in time for lunch and were pleased to see some enticing stalls of eateries, it was a toughie to choose what we wanted to eat. Instead, we opted to wander around a while to have a look at everything before making up our minds.
My choice of luncheon was from The Proper Pizza Co from ; I opted for the chorizo, roasted pepper and chilli jam pizza which I have to say was delicious! I double checked whether the chilli jam was going to be too hot and was reassured that it's locally made and is sweet with a little heat (I concurred, just perfect).
All their pizzas are cooked in an authentic wood fired pizza oven and are super quick. Mine was probably the best pizza I've ever eaten. C chose a pepperoni pizza and enjoyed his too. We both polished off the whole lot. So good!
If you know me at all you know three things: I have a large appetite, have a sweet tooth and love coffee. In keeping with all my favourite things I picked up a couple of coffees from Grey Seal Coffee who are based in North Norfolk near the sea and they hand roast their coffee which are imported from all over the world. We drank aeropress coffee from Guatamala and Papua New Guinea and marvelled at the flavours, really good.
I had also been eyeing up the stall with cakes and scones stall from the very start so once my pizza had gone down for a couple of minutes I was joyfully purchasing a very large slice of lemon sponge cake. The coffee and cake were gone all too soon.
There were cocktails and face painting too. Presumably aimed at different demographics.
Namaste India from Norwich had a stall as well, their food looked amazing. It sounds like they are great for gluten free and vegan food.
I fully intended to have a shufti in the 2posh2pitch luxury bell tent but I got all absent minded after cake and forgot.
I wore a trusty pair of denim shorts, a printed tee, black ankle boots, the usual jewellery and a festival cliché floral crown.
We really enjoyed our time at the Forgotten Foods Festival, in association with Slow Food Norwich and sponsored by local brewers Beeston Brewery.
I hope we can make it along to the next one too!