Harvest food festival in Cornwall
In 2014 our Harvest Festival, one of the best food festivals in Cornwall, will feature celebrity chefs such as Antonio Carluccio, Allegra McEvedy, Jack Monroe and Jeremy Pang, and include a Chilli Weekend, Baobab Festival, and Beer, Wine and Cider Week.
- Saturday 6 September – Sunday 5 October 2014
- Celebrity Chefs and Food Experts Week, 6–21 September
- Chilli Weekend, 20–21 September
- Baobab Festival, 22–28 September
- Beer, Wine and Cider Week, 29 September – 5 October
- Beer Festival, Saturday 4 October
- Price: Harvest Festival activities are included in the price of admission; our Beer Festival requires a ticket.
Celebrity chefs and food experts week
A fortnight of foodie treats with some very special guests. Each day features demonstrations at 2.30pm, Q&As and book signings from visiting celebrity chefs including:
- Saturday 6 September: Allegra McEvedy, co-founder of the healthy fast-food restaurant group Leon, food writer and regular on TV cooking programmes; and Jack Monroe, star blogger and author of bestselling cookery book A Girl Called Jack. They'll be demonstrating how to make crispy pork ribs, borlotti beans, garlic jam, mandarin and basil salad, and honey cakes.
- Sunday 7 September: Jack Adair Bevan of the Ethicurean restaurant in Bristol gives a vermouth masterclass
- Monday 8 September: Matthew Pennington of the Ethicurean restaurant in Bristol demonstrates how to make wild fermented cabbage aka sauerkraut
- Tuesday 9 September: The Ethicurean restaurant and New Dawn Traders team up to demonstrate pickling and preserving
- Wednesday 10 September: Natalie Coleman, winner of MasterChef 2013
- Thursday 11 September: TBC
- Friday 12 September: Emma Gunn, forager, Eden horticulturist and author of Never Mind the Burdocks
- Saturday 13 September: Kimberley Wilson, finalist on The Great British Bake Off 2013
- Sunday 14 September: Antonio Carluccio, the renowned Italian cookery writer, restaurateur and star of many TV shows, including Antonio Carluccio’s Southern Italian Feast and Two Greedy Italians. He'll be using fresh vegetables grown at Eden in his cookery demonstration.
- Monday 15 September: Jeremy Pang of School of Wok (London's top Oriental and Asian cookery school) will be making wontons in chilli broth, homemade jiaozi (dumplings), hand-pulled noodles, Hong Kong-style stir fried noodles, and noodle soup
- Tuesday 16 September: Tywardreath Butchers
- Wednesday 17 September: Thom Hunt of 7th Rise and Channel 4's Three Hungry Boys will be making ‘7th Rise Wild Paella’ using foraged ingredients. This will include a demonstration of butchering a rabbit.
- Thursday 18 September: River Cottage Chefs launch the Eden Project apprenticeship
- Friday 19 September: Vegan Society
Chilli Weekend, 20-21 September
We'll be focusing on the array of chilli varieties, and featuring demonstrations from Edson Diaz-Fuentes, head of menu innovation at Wahaca, the experts in Mexican market food. Edson will be making courgette flower quesadillas, pico de gallo, salsa roja, and mandarin and habanero margaritas.
Baobab Festival, 22-28 September
Discover more about the African superfruit that’s six times richer in vitamin C than oranges. Visit our Baobab Bar in the Rainforest Biome and find out about our work with PhytoTrade Africa.
- Monday 22 September: Frances Quinn, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2013
- Tuesday 23 September: Stephane Delourme, head chef at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow
- Wednesday 24 - Sunday 28 September: demonstrations by Whitley Neill gin and Josh Linfitt, head barman at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall
Beer, Wine and Cider Week, 29 September – 5 October
Celebrating harvest in liquid form, from craft beers and cocktails to home brewing, apple pressing and everything in between. Explore the stories behind them with demos, talks, tastings and hands-on activities.
Beer Festival, Saturday 4 October
A whole day and evening of beery fun with St Austell Brewery featuring demonstrations, tastings, workshops and up to 100 speciality beers. Guests from breweries around the country will give a fascinating insight into the world of hops, yeast and brewing.
Between 6pm and midnight the party steps up a gear with live music, fantastic food and a wider selection of exclusive beers to try. Tickets for this over-18s event are £10, including drinks tokens and a beer festival glass.
Antonio Carluccio photo above (c) Tony Briggs