World Food Festival returns to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 May 2018

Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival 2017 [Picture: Sharon Struckman]

Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival 2017 [Picture: Sharon Struckman]

Sharon Struckman

Welwyn Hatfield Times food columnist Becky Alexander is looking forward to the Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival.

Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival 2017 [Picture: Sharon Struckman]Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival 2017 [Picture: Sharon Struckman]

Looking for something to do on Saturday, May 12?

One of the best events in the local calendar is back – the World Food Festival in Welwyn Garden City, and it promises to be a fantastic day with food stalls and music for all to enjoy.

On from 11am to 5pm right in the heart of the town (free to enter) you will be able to choose food from around the world including Mexican, Caribbean, Spanish, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, South African, German, Italian...

There are over 35 stalls so everyone in the family can choose something different.

Last year we loved the churros and falafel.

This year I would love to try something from the Korean barbecue as I don’t think I have tried that before.

There will be plenty of ice creams and cakes for later in the day too.

One of the things I really like about this food festival is that they give space to local food producers and groups; Farr Brew, The 3 Brewers of St Albans, Crumbs n’all and Rock Pop Candy are all based locally.

Look too for the Welwyn Beekeepers Association and you might be able to buy some local honey; just in time for hayfever season.

Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day from 11am until 4.45pm and are free to watch.

You can learn professional knife skills and how to make perfect mayonnaise from the Oaklands chefs.

At 1.15pm Matt Edmonds, Executive Chef from Auberge du Lac will be cooking, and at 12.45pm your very own Welwyn Hatfield Times food reporter (me!) will be presenting alongside Michelle Lake.

We are the co-authors of Packed which is a book all about grown-up packed lunches.

It was published last year and has featured in The Guardian, The Times, Delicious, Top Sante, Great British Food, Men’s Health and many more.

If you are bored of taking the same lunch to work every day, come along and pick up some tips, and do say hello.

Grab lunch, sit on the grass and stay for The Swanvesta Social Club who headline at 3pm.

See you there!

•The festival has been organised by WGC Business Improvement District (BID) and Oaklands College. It is now in its eighth year.

Activities will include water zorbing, bungee trampolining, donkey rides and face painting.

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