Published in WH Times 8 May 2018 (this is for archive and event has now happened)
Looking for something to do on Saturday? One of the best events in the local calendar is back – the World Street 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 11–5 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 50 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 11 until 4.45 and are free to watch. You can learn professional knife skills and how to make perfect mayonnaise from the Oaklands chefs. At 1.15 Matt Edmonds, Executive Chef from Auberge du Lac will be cooking, and at 12.45 your very own WH 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 3. See you there!