Slow Food Anglia Seafood Festival

Slow Food Anglia together with Food and Drink Festivals UK are pleased to be holding the very first Slow Food Seafood Festival in Colchester in September.
Don Quinn from Food and Drink Festival UK approached Slow Food Anglia some month ago about possibly holding a Festival based around the wonderful and varied seafood available in East Anglia, and to include visitors from Italia Slow Food groups which also have strong links with fishing communities in Italy.
Don had in the past been a member and very involved with projects at Slow Food in Essex, he is now working closely with the new leadership on several projects that Slow Food Anglia and Slow Food England are currently involved with.
The first Slow Food Anglia Seafood Festival will be held in beautiful Lower Castle park in the very centre of Colchester, it is very popular with the public and it also has a long history of hosting food and drink Festivals over many years.

We are very pleased to have two groups of Italian chefs come to the UK specially for this event, one group is from Sicily with the chefs belonging to Slow Food Sicilia and another group is from the Le Marche region of Italy and belong to groups in Slow Food Marche.
Other chefs who are based in London and the south east of England will also be attending the event and there will be cooking competitions and demonstrations form both the Italian chefs and chefs from England of both days of the Seafood festival.
A variety of seafood from East Anglia and also Italy will be cooked and prepared for the public and Slow Food members present at the event, these will include the wonderful Colchester oysters, Cromer crabs, Kings Lynn brown shrimps, mussels from Italy, also mussels from, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
There will also be stands with music, BBQs, a variety of street foods as well as stands featuring Slow Food producers and members in Essex, these will include rare breed beef, East Anglian cheeses, honeys and preserves, so we are really pleased to be bringing both the best of East Anglian and Italian food and drink to Colchester for our first Slow Food weekend in September.


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