The Forgotten Foods Festival in Norfolk

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

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.

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite Grey Seal Coffee

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite




Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite Grey Seal Coffee

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite Proper Pizza Co

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. 
Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite Vanessa Scott

While we were sitting out on the grass, leisurely enjoying our coffee (and in my case cake) under the big blue skies there was a talk given by Vanessa Scott (from our local luxury boutique hotel Strattons in Swaffham) about her recent venture of putting together Norfolk's Own Cookbook; Everything Stops For Tea. It's being launched this week and is supporting a very good cause, Marie Curie. I believe it will be available at Jarrolds in Norwich and online to pre-order.

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite


Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

There were cocktails and face painting too. Presumably aimed at different demographics.

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite face painting

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite Namaste India

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.  

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite 2 posh 2pitch luxury tent

I fully intended to have a shufti in the 2posh2pitch luxury bell tent but I got all absent minded after cake and forgot.  

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite


I wore a trusty pair of denim shorts, a printed tee, black ankle boots, the usual jewellery and a festival cliché floral crown.  

Forgotten Foods Festival Norfolk Fire Pit Campsite

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!

Sophie

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4 comments

  1. this sounds lovely. the pizza looks delicious and now I'm hankering after cake. Might have to get my bake on this afternoon!

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  2. This sounds Bloomin marvellous!!! Glad you had a nice time and some loveky food and the 'cliched flower crown' looks brilliant with that cool outfit!!!! Oh and I giggled over your 'aimed at different demographic comment' x

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  3. That pizza looks amazing and is making me hungry - the clichéd flower crown comment did make me laugh but does look amazing.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  4. This looks lovely, as do you!

    Maria xxx

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