The sun shone gloriously upon our first Foodies Festival outing of 2018 on Brighton’s Hove Lawns. The Bank Holiday weekend may feel like a long time ago now but with show two hot on its heels, I’ve only just now had the time to go through all of the amazing photographs we took.
Before I share them all with you and tell you about our incredible weekend, be sure to visit my Events page (by clicking here) to book your tickets for a Foodies Festival near you! Trust me, you will love it!
OK, so I definitely fell a little bit in love with Julia. She is every bit as sweet as you think she is and totally hilarious to hang out with.
Check out Julia’s fab new YouTube channel Russian Around the Kitchen by clicking here and be sure to subscribe.
Sophie’s demo was hugely popular and her strawberry tarts were delicious. There was not a single crumb left once the crowd had got to them!
Whenever Becky and I get together – whether on stage or not – all bets are off. It always gets silly. You have been warned.
If you live in Brighton, you are so lucky to have Boho Gelato on your doorstep. Try the Mojito Granita… you will thank me.
Jasz Vegas wowed the crowd with her magic tricks as I baked her a batch of Rum & Raisin Brownies (click here for that recipe). We chatted and giggled and brought something a bit different to the world of live cookery demonstrations. Head on over to my Facebook page to see a video of us together and watch as I am dumbfounded by sorcery!
Not only did Grace totally get the leopard print memo but she bossed me in the high heels height stakes. Funnily enough, Becky Cummings wore higher heels than me the previous day and I still have heel envy. In my defense, I am on my feet all day… excuses excuses.
It’s hard for me to explain to you just how amazing the Cake & Cabaret Elvis special was so you will just have to head over to my Facebook page (sorry to push you over there again but click here!) to see for yourself.
We did not film the whole thing. It lives on only in our hearts and the memories of the audience. You had to be there.
Day two also ended with a rock’n’roll treat in the shape of Captain Sensible, who came along to enjoy the festival. Being a fan of The Damned (if you don’t know who or what I am talking about, Google, then Spotify, then thank me) it was a dream come true to meet one of the true punk pioneers.
Oh Captain, my Captain!
Day three started off with more amazing women who bake – Lisa Gair and Grace Hall.
As we brought show one to a close, I was treated to another brush with rock’n’roll royalty in the shape of Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet. Those who know me know how much I adore the Spands and Chris very helpfully told Steve that Martin Kemp is my ‘free pass’. It’s entirely true but no less embarrassing! Steve was so much fun to chat to and said that I looked like I’d stepped out of The Blitz – as in the London club that was the heart of the New Romantic movement. I’m still not over that. I wish I was that cool. I’m not cool.
That’s my round up of Brighton done. There is so much that I haven’t told you, I’m sure. Like any good party, bits of the weekend are a blur and there are bits that won’t make the slightest sense unless you were there – like the bizarro Tapas place we ate at on Sunday night when Brighton ran out of food at 10pm and we still hadn’t eaten.
I’ll share pictures and gossip from show two in Bristol as soon as I have recovered from that one. Join us for show three in London’s Syon Park 26th – 28th May and see all of this craziness for yourself. We have a blast and feed you in the process. I can’t say fairer than that!