Womad seems a while ago now – but I keep passing the photos on my camera as I flick through, and decided that there were so many amazing food highlights I needed to share them! WOMAD stands for “World of Music Arts and Dance”, but really that should include food – especially since the ‘Taste the World’ tent has become such a popular phenomenon… or should I say phenom-me-nomnomnomnom… tehe…
(me and Nomfusi, from “Nomfusi & the Lucky Charms!!)
Last year I went to the Taste the World tent twice during my day-trip this year Seb and me went at least twice a day during the weekend, and it was definitely our favourite venue! You get the very best of everything – artists making food from their home country, interjected with performing their music and answering questions from the audience. I was in heaven 🙂 Above you can see Nomfusi’s “Lucky Charms” doing the backing singing while cooking their “Pap” and bean dish, which was delicious (yes, we got to taste some!).
We also watched as an extremely talented family from Louisiana cooked Cajun food and entertained us with music for longer than they were scheduled, since they were the last act of the festival (in that tent) and they just turned off the sound equipment and carried on. It felt like being in a little country barn somewhere – you are so close to the performers!
I also drank lots of tea at various cafes (including the Tiny Tea Tent of course for our final cup of herbal tea in the evening! Loved the Pukka ‘Revive’ tea – new favourite!). I like this giant spotty teapot! This was in the arboretum part of the festival, in which we found some hammocks to sleep on for half an hour… more heaven… (you can also see me wearing my new ‘Moose’ hat, tehe!)
Of course, we also managed to fit in a bit of our own cooking. With just a single hob, which you can see in the top photo of these two, we cooked a yummy noodle and chicken stir fry with Seb’s homemade delicious coriander sauce which we brought in a jam jar. Breakfast was egg and potatoes, which I also brought pre-boiled in a pot – something I would highly recommend for camping!
Finally, we enjoyed buying some food too, sharing food from the Cornish Goan sea-food tent (top), churros and chocolate (of course!!), food from the Philippines, and toasties from the tea & toast van as a reward once we had put our tent up in drizzle. I didn’t actually manage to have soup here, but I thought the “Soup & Sensibility” rather literary-themed tent was such a cute idea!
I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to do lots of camping this summer – and that apart from while we set the tent up each time, we’ve had lots of sunshine over the weekend we were outdoors! There’s something so cosy about brewing tea in a whistling kettle over the stove. Oh, and by the way… camping in a Smart car. It’s definitely possible. Easy peasy. And we were snug as a bug. 🙂