In Leicestershire, many artisan food makers are going to come together in March for a food festival that is going to celebrate mustard.
The event is called the Great British Mustard Bash and is going to feature numerous important chefs as well as food producers from around the UK.
The event is taking place at Scalford Hall, the former home of Colonel Colman, in Melton, and is going to be the first event of its kind in the country. The organiser of the event is Melanie Bowler and she has commented, “In Britain mustard is a condiment that is widely enjoyed and it is something that we should recognise.
I’m very much looking forward to showing people how to make mustard, as well as the sort of foods that can be eaten with it. I’m hoping the event will encourage as many people as possible to start eating more mustard.”
“The fact that we are holding this event in the former home of the founder of Colmans mustard is just wonderful, we really couldn’t have hoped for a better location. Furthermore it is in a part of the country that is very well known for its rural foods.”
There are already several food festivals that take place in Melton, including the British Pie Awards, the East Midland Food Festival and the Artisan Cheese Fair. The event is not just going to focus on mustard and there are many other drinks and foods present at the event that have been produced all over the county.