Head Chef of Maple House in Birmingham has been out and about sampling the delights of a Caribbean Food Festival in Birmingham.
Here’s what Jen had to say.
Last Saturday we went to caribbean food festival birmingham. Chamberlain Squares, two of Birmingham’s prime city centre venue the colourful, vibrant, and entertaining Caribbean Festival. Sponsored in 2012 by Levi Roots of “Reggae, Reggae Sauce”, the event attracted over 150,000 people and generated thousands of pounds in trade for local businesses.
This year’s festival ran from Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 June 2014 and was bigger and better than last year Visitors from all walks of life was treated to great food, rum punch and tropical juices, music and dance and a focus on Caribbean culture, arts and crafts.
There was also Calypso, Soca, Jazz, R’n’B, Reggae, Hip Hop and Soul flavours all mixed in over the 3 days with many young up-and-coming local artists, comedians, dancers and poets, with guest appearances by national and international stars.
There was plenty to see and get involved in including basket weaving, jewellery making, competitions, druming, dance workshops and exhibitions.
We tasted the gastronomic delights and visited the variety of stalls displaying Caribbean arts and crafts: bags, hats, jewellery, and other accessories.