I was delighted to have been invited to be the official photographer for the third annual Thame Food Festival last Saturday, and spent the most fabulous day snapping lots of local food producers and suppliers, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and interesting food talks.
Considering the weather had been pretty grim leading up to the Saturday, the day, whilst a chilly start, proved to be glorious. So much hard work by Alison Isherwood from Thame Council , Sally Dorling from Marketing Foods, Sally from local foodie haven What’s Cooking? and Sonja Francis from thamenews.net really paid off. A huge visitor turn out resulted in the overall feedback from all the stall holders about how busy and successful the day had been for all.
Thame in Oxfordshire is such a lovely market town and is surrounded by all sorts of independent food suppliers and restaurants, all getting involved in the festival. Particular highlights of the day were not only the talks in the Stable at the James Figg public house but also the hands on cooking activities for the kids, including Whoopie Pie making, cake decorating at the Aga Shop, pasta making in the Town Hall and “Tortoise Dough” making at the Cottage Bakery.
A few highlights of the day and the full pictures can be seen at www.imagingessence.co.uk/thame_food_festival
Just a little update, a video from scissorspaperstone.tv about the Thame Food Festival with the highlights, look out about 1 minute in for a comment from yours truly!!