Culinary Adventure by Train with Fabulous Faith
On Saturday August 16th the picturesque Beeton-Tottenham hosted an amazingly unique event called Flavours in the Field, an adults only culinary adventure by train.
Along the South-Simcoe Railway foodies were transported back in time on a movie set like passenger train from the early nineteen hundreds. The festival goers traveled through the beautiful countryside and arrived in a field decorated with a traditional country theme including hay stacks and sunflowers. A live band entertained the crowd while they sampled treats from local farmers, restaurants and alcohol producers.
The food was no disappointment, Allison Ontario’s, Indian Flames served up their signature and flavour packed butter chicken, chick pea curry and basmati rice.
The hors d’œuvres were spectacular from the traditional olive tapenade, to local freshly sun-dried tomatoes, sliders and mini hotdogs to the more extravagant treats like smoked salmon on brioche, risotto balls and the delectable duck confite poutine.
In terms of refreshments, I was stunned to discover that rapper and comedian Tom Green has his own organic beer! The dark, sweet flavourful blend is a remarkable must try made by Beau’s family run independent brewery.
As a chef I am always looking for new and exciting ingredients to play with in my kitchen, I stumbled upon some Syrian pumpkin seeds that grow with no shell and have a totally different taste than the North American ones we are used to. I brought home some Syrian gold pumpkin seed oil to try in my recipes and some cocoa covered seeds to experiment with.
Local food events are a great way to spend a summer day and support local businesses in your community not to mention a treat for your tummy.
For culinary explorers like myself I would say this event is a must try, you might just find something that makes you scream YOU GOTTA EAT THIS!
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