The t-shirt, check shirt, jumper and jeans I picked out to wear for the festival at the weekend ended up covered in chocolate, mud, straw, tea and mint sauce. But I can’t deny that this scruffy & well-loved attire signals an amazing couple of days at a food festival! Yes… Seb & I made it to the local Big Feastival in Kingham – we had discounted tickets (about 20mins away from home), stunning blue sky, sunshine & colourful sunsets over the lovely Cotswold farm of local celebrity Alex James, and some very big names looking strange (to me) so real and close-up!! It even inspired me to make my own pasta! First, some pictures from the festival….
Here are the hilarious Gennaro & Jamie duo… quite mad after drinking a lot of wine backstage with some famous chefs! Their fish pasta & sauce recipe was really good! So I decided to give it a try & share the recipe (from memory, so not exact!)
Once cooked, I actually took out the salmon & reserved it for the next day’s cooking, and then used the sauce & vegetables as a pasta sauce. Absolutely delicious! And my pasta (which only needed about 2 mins in the pan with the sauce to cook) was pretty good for a first attempt. Amazing how little equipment you really need. Or rather, you really knead. Ahh… I’ll get back to cooking now!PS. In case you were wondering how I wound up covered from head to toe in mint sauce… it was one of those embarassing moments when you can’t get the lid off a jam jar, and then it comes off all of a sudden, and a huge splurge of runny, delicious-smelling, green, herb-flecked sauce manages to cover every item of clothing you’re wearing, right down to your slippers. I have weeks like this.