Warm weather heats up the ChilliFest
The unseasonably warm weather helped heat up the town’s ChilliFest on the 23rd February weekend, drawing a large crowd!
Chilli producers from around the UK gathered at the Tithe Barn to showcase their hot products as the sun beamed down on revellers. Around 15 traders attended, travelling from far and wide to greet visitors and provide samples of their fiery foods from jams to sauces and everything in between.
Indian master chef, Aunty Jee, whipped up some culinary delights on site to go with the popular Naga Masala cooking sauces. Chef Bernie, based in Southampton, went armed with his hottest sauce that combines the Scotch bonnet and Trinidad scorpion peppers. Fair Dinkum Fare – a husband and wife team originally from Australia – turned up with their full range of sauces that range in heat and are combined with different flavours. A series of artworks were also unveiled by Sonny Chana, who mainly works with chillies to create each unique piece.
This annual event is the hottest ticket in town but if you missed it this year, we have some sizzling sauces and spices to give away to food lovers out there!
To win a ChilliFest mini-hamper, all you have to do is:
A winner will be drawn at random drawn on Monday the 18th of March.