Monday, 25 May 2015

Review of Birmingham's First Foodies Festival

The sunshine held out for us at the Foodies Festival in Birmingham last weekend and I for one enjoyed checking out the latest festival to be held in the city.

There were many exhibitors, vendors and cookery demonstrations over the weekend with plenty of places to choose from for seated refreshments in readiness for some R&R in between all the activities.

With too many to list, here is a selection of the traders I enjoyed meeting:
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Team – watch the milk and your chosen flavour turn into ice cream with the power of liquid nitrogen that freezes it! 


Phom Tea – gorgeous, smooth tasting tea (from tea leaves) with different flavours to choose from.  Phom were recently on BBC2’s Dragon’s Den programme and received financial backing and support from Designer Kelly Hoppen.  We really enjoyed our break over a cup of Phom's Breakfast Tea in their tent and we had some to take home so we could enjoy the experience beyond the festival!



Champagne, Prosecco, Hot Rum were all a-plenty for those that wanted something stronger than tea.  Deco Bar, Stella Artois’s The Cider House and the Pimm’s giant teapot were all offering bar services.

On the other end of the scale, Mr Fitzpatrick’s Vintage Cordials provided old fashioned flavours such as Rhubarb & Rosehip, Sour Cherry and Red Grape & Hibicus giving change to the standard orange or blackcurrant offerings.

Meringz sold beautifully colour rippled meringues and cheesemongers sold vivid cheese bombs, gorgeous for any dinner party cheese board.


Demonstrations conducted by MasterChef 2010 winner Dhruv Baker, Michelin-star Chef Glyn Purnell and Vegan blogger 'Little Miss Meat Free' Katy B were all well received and all seats taken. 

The festival is a lovely addition to Birmingham’s foodie calendar and those I’ve spoken to a few who went saying they’re looking forward to next year already!  But if you can’t wait that long, there are other Foodies Festivals being held in towns and cities across the UK.  Take a look at the website for details:



Disclosure:  This post was written following kind receipt of  complementary tickets to Foodies Festival Birmingham.   This review was conducted honestly without bias and I was not required to produce a positive review.  For further details of my PR policy, please see the Press, PR & Food Writing page of this website. 







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