Sights from Stamford Feast – The Big Lunch

Published June 8, 2012

Photos: Matt Wright

Stamford Feast – The Big Lunch 2012 was held on Stamford Meadows, south Lincolnshire, on Monday June 4.

Organiser Ali Hawley-Smith said: “It turned out to be even bigger and better than previous years, with bells on!” She estimates 12,000 visitors came to the event throughout the day, compared with last year’s 8,000.

Here are the pictures that Great Food Magazine took on the day.

Above left are Paul, Amanda (centre) and Elsie Hamblin who run The Brownie Company of Stamford…

Bull & Swan general manager Ben Larter (left) and head chef Phil Kent with a board of the pub’s now-famous homemade Scotch eggs. The Bull & Swan is a traditional pub located near Stamford’s Burghley House

A selection of Stamford chef Thierry Daugeron’s new range of products

Quails eggs from Priory Free Range Foods of Sleaford

Abbey Brewin (left) and Karen Brammer of Stamford Cheese Cellar

Stamford chef Thierry Daugeron

The chef’s demo stage was sponsored by Stamford Cookery School

Jon Day from Riverford at Sacrewell Farm, near Peterborough

Gary Skipworth and Scott Revel of Mountain’s Boston Sausage, Boston, Lincs

Max Spence wrestles with a Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese, made in Alford, Lincs

The chilli-eating contest was preceded by a singing performance

Food for dogs as well as humans

The Stamford Transition Town stand

Mauritian Street Food serve delicious Roti Chaud

The event took place on Stamford Town Meadows, with views of the town’s many churches

Great Food contributor Mark Hughes from Taste Spice on the demo stage

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Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.