Bessie is a British Street Food Finalist
Well, what a way to end a first year of trading- Bessie was invited to attend the British Street Food Awards (No, wait! It was the European Street Food Awards) at Dalston Yard, London. Searching for the finest Kent ingredients I began planning for Bessie’s adventure to the City. I was so lucky to have an abundance of our own wild blackberries, windfall apples from my friends at Little Stour Orchard and a donation of some very special Gadd’s Kent beer.
I certainly wasn’t disappointed with the event – a whole yard full of the most interesting people and their quirky vehicles from which they trade. The food they served up was fresh, vibrant, tasty and just amazing. Richard Johnson who organises the event certainly knows what he is doing when it comes to raising the profile of Street Food. He was joined by judges Fay Ripley, Tom Parker Bowles and Simon Anderson. Then of course there was the people’s choice / votes- Bessie came 3rd in the Best Looking Street Food Mobiler so massive thank you to everyone who voted for her.
Here are some pictures of Bessie and chums enjoying the event.
Thank you to Little Stour Orchard for the scrummy discovery apples
Lucky to have so many wild blackberries on our smallholding – all ready for cake
Wingham Country Market made up a lovely window box filled with strawberries, Rosemary and Mint
My lovely assistant Emma took all the limelight in everyone’s blogs – thanks Emma x I’m not sorry, you did an amazing job
Yes, it’s time for tea in Bessie
Bessie twinkles at night at the European Street Food Awards
A hop pickers dessert- my take on Beer and Peanuts. Many years ago families from London would travel to Kent to pick hops (suitcase representation). The beer donated by Gadd’s has hops from a farm just 5 minutes from where I live. The pud /cake was a chocolate and ale cake with peanut butter frosting. Served with Kent Ale Tea from Rosie Lea Teas Broadstairs.
Great neighbours – Manjit’s Kitchen. We were fed well
Look at this fantastic little caravan conversion- The Tinderbox were winners of the Best Looking Mobile. Still dream of their roast plum crumble
Well, one has to make time for a little cocktail
Overall winners – Best of the Best – Katie & Kim’s custard tarts are to die for
Thank you Dalston – you were amazing