I can’t believe I’m only just getting round to writing this, but in May, I went to a great food festival with my Mum when I was up visiting in Yorkshire. It took place in Malton (a quaint market town about 30-40 mins drive from York), aptly named the Malton Food Lovers Festival. My Mum and I love any excuse to wander around a food market and this one didn’t disappoint, with all different types of cuisines, crafts, live music and performances.
It was incredibly busy, so not particularly easy to take lots of photos of the food stalls, but here are a few I managed to snap.
There was so much amazing produce on offer – I ended up buying two pheasants, a rhubarb liqueur and Yorkshire halloumi cheese.
We stopped for a tea and scone at one of the permanent restaurants on the square, and watched the world go by.
There were also a number of live cookery demonstrations taking place with celebrity chefs such as Rosemary Shrager, but unfortunately we just didn’t have time to go to one. Maybe next time!
As well as the Food Lovers Festival, there’s also a monthly food market in the town, with live cooking, live music and fresh produce, and this weekend there’s a ‘Game and Seafood fest’ on Saturday featuring famed Italian chef Antonio Carluccio. My mum is going to this and I’m very jealous not to be up there! Organiser Tom Naylor-Leyland is on a mission to turn Malton into Yorkshire’s Food Capital – it seems he’s certainly well on the way!
You can find out more about Malton and the festival here.