THE FOOD FESTIVAL AND WHAT IT’S ABOUT
A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is much more than a festival which happens to be about food. Food ,in itself, carries an inherent feeling of nurture, comfort and gratification. Healthy, naturally produced, fresh tasting and beautifully prepared food further enhances our feeling of wellbeing.
Place this in a geographical area of wild and wonderful natural beauty, layered with ancient spirituality and human tragedy and liberally sprinkled with a purity of culture, art and craft and the result is “West Cork a State of Mind–West Cork a place apart!”
It is this “State of Mind” that draws so many artists, writers, craft people and food producers to West Cork.
A Tast of West Cork Food Festival showcases the wonderful food and food creators of this very special place. It brings together a unique mix of food markets and cooking demonstrations, food tasting and cookery compititions, special dinners, brunches,and banquets, talks and exhibits, children’s events, adventures and more.
A Taste of West Cork which is now in its tenth year is Irelands longest running food festival and is the best opportunity very many local producers and chefs have to showcase their wares to people passionate about food.
The Festival understands how important local food is to our economy and with our wealth of artisan food producers, supportive retailers and markets, talented chefs and award winning restaurants we shall continue to attract visitors to West Cork. Our world renowned food combined with the most idyllic part of Ireland makes A Taste of West Cork the perfect festival for all the family. The festival is also hightlighting West Cork as a top choice of holiday destination to the Irish abroad for The Gathering 2013.
The 2013 Festival is set to be bigger and better and to include the much loved traditional open air food and craft market; food demonstrations and tastings; themed nights in restaurants in Skibbereen and beyond; the already famous Celtic Cook off; blogging workshops amongst others; cookery compititions; traditional music nights; walks and talks and special events.
Plans are afoot to expand and strengthen our connection with our Celtic brethren, not just in the cooking and enjoyment of food but also in the coming together to explore our deep musical connections and to play music together.
There is something to tempt every palate and many events throughout the festival week are free or minimum charges apply so there is also something to suit everyones pocket.
Discover West Cork—Taste West Cork—do join us at the Taste of West Cork Food Festival on the 6th to 15th September 2013.