Every year we try and make sure we go to the weekend of the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival based at Snape Maltings.
Apart from it just being a fun day out for us all, it’s stacked full of really good local produce from East Suffolk. There is live music throughout the day which adds to the already buzzy atmosphere.
This year it was the 10th Anniversary of there were ever 90 different producers along with demonstrations, masterclasses and an area for kids to get hands on with some cooking.
One of the first stalls I spotted was full of beautiful seasonal flowers. Needless to say, some came home with me and ended up on my Instagram.
It’s surely criminal to pass freshly made baguettes without buying at least one ? Why doesn’t my homemade bread look like this ever ? :)
So many tasty pies and buns … not enough time to eat them all … but we took some home with us too.
These tomatoes – perfectly ripe and sweet. It’s making my mouth water, just thinking about them again. Local and homegrown veggies definitely taste different don’t they ?
The chocolate and salted caramel macarons were our favourite. I would really love to learn how to make them. Do you know of any good recipes ?
As well as the concert hall, famous for being converted from an old malt house by Benjamin Britten in 1967, there are also many shops, all transformed but still with exposed, old red brick. One of my favourites is the interiors department, because it is full of colourful inspiration for the home.
I really recommend a visit here if you’re ever in the area. It is beautiful and the views of the river Alde and beyond are stunning. On this particular day the sky was blue so I will leave you with a picture of the bright bunting that completed the festival.
Have a good day.