Food taking limelight at premier creative festival FolkEast

David Grimwood who is running the Imagined Suffolk Food Village at FolkEast this summer.

David Grimwood who is running the Imagined Suffolk Food Village at FolkEast this summer. - Credit: Archant

It’s not just music which folk fans can look forward to at one of Suffolk’s biggest creative events this summer, but a feast of culinary delights to tickle the taste buds of every foodie.

Food is playing a starring role at FolkEast this summer.

Food is playing a starring role at FolkEast this summer. - Credit: Archant

Food will take a starring role at the three-day FolkEast event at Glemham Hall from August 21-23

David Grimwood, who is behind The Imagined Suffolk Food Village at the festival, said there would be a huge range of Suffolk-sourced food this year.

He said: “We have taken some of the best local producers, suppliers and restaurateurs and brought them together as The Imaged Suffolk Food Village – to provide a daily changing feast from the bountiful Suffolk larder to stimulate and nourish festival-goers throughout the whole festival.

“It’s reasonably priced, unpretentious, tasty, amazing local food.


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“This year we’ve added in workshops that get people cooking and eating the food, too.

“Not the type of demos you’d find at a food festival. That’s not what we’re trying to emulate.

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“Rather, informal family cooking to get the kids involved and show people why Suffolk food is some of the best around. There will be foraging and camp fire cookery, there will be fun, music and laughter – what’s not to like!”

Mr Grimwood, who uses lots of local produce in his restaurant, the Froize in Chillesford and will be taking his restaurant into a field on the Sunday of the event to cook lunch, said: “Many of Suffolk’s finest will be there flying the flag, and next year – even more!”

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