The weekend saw the Porthleven Food and Music Festival take place. This is its fourth year, and like previous years, it was a great success with thousands of people turning up to taste, listen and buy what was on offer. Cornwall has some truly remarkable food producers. It was hard to know what to taste next, as there were so many great products to sample and buy.
It all started at 10am with the festivals patron, Anthony Worrall Thompson opening the event. He then had a Ready Steady Cook cook-off with Jude Kerema, owner and chef at Kota. This was followed throughout the day by other cooking demonstrations by local and Cornwall based chefs.
It was not just food on offer, but some great music and entertainment including Porthleven Band, local Helston girl Holly Turton, Samba Celtica and many other great acts. In total there was over 20 acts to listen and enjoy.
This event would never take place without a huge number of volunteers who not only organise the event, but help out throughout the day. Again it goes to show what a great community spirit Porthleven has to organise and put on an event like this. I certainly appreciate the work the Food Festival Committee carry-out.
I am certainly looking forward to next years event.