We Aussies like a good festival, now that’s a fact. And, I’m sure you’ll agree that most of us love great food!
The combination of these two loves is the very reason, which sees millions of people flock together to celebrate culinary delights, at food festivals all over the world.
We thought we would share a few of our global Food Festival findings with you on this fine Friday…
The Taste Of Chicago:
The Taste of Chicago is the biggest food festival in the world, held annually
for ten days in Grant Park, in Chicago starting the Friday before the 4th of July and ending the Sunday after. Attendance is generally over a whopping 3.5 million each year and is quite simply a gastronomical extravaganza for the taste buds!
There’s nothing like an oozy Camembert or Brie to get a cheese enthusiast excited! So, for those lovers of cheese, head to CheeseFest held Adelaide – “a celebration of mobile casino the Australian specialty cheese industry providing an opportunity for cheesemakers to promote and raise the awareness of the art of specialty cheesemaking.” BYO crackers! (Jokes).
Salon Du Chocolat:
Need we say more? This event held in Paris, is one of the largest celebrations dedicated to chocolate. Salon Du Chocolat is the link between those who grow cocao and those who consume it, showcasing demonstrations, exhibitions and of course, a lot of chocolate eating.
Tomatina Tomato Fight
Now, we realise this isn’t necessarily about eating… but this is about as much fun as you can have with a tomato! The word famous festival (or food fight!) takes place on the fourth Wednesday in August, in the small town of Buñol, an hour outside Valencia.
The origins of the festival are unknown and, to most people who like throwing food at each other, largely unimportant. The world’s largest food fight? We’re in!
We at ILVE are involved in a number of the big food festivals on the annual Australian calendar, including Crave Sydney (http://cravesydney.com/), which runs during the whole month of October.
What food festival have you been to around the world? We would love
to hear about your experiences and see your foodie pics!