Written By Guest Writer Destinations / Places Mar 7, 2012 Food Festivals Around the World SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThe doldrums of February are through, and it’s time to look towards the sunnier months and holiday plans. Maybe you aren’t intending to visit the far reaches of the globe, but in case you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few notable––or unique––food festivals taking place around the world to whet your palate for culinary adventure. Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town, Durban, and Guatang, South AfricaMay 24-27, August 23-26, September 21-24 South Africa’s famous food, wine and lifestyle show lands in 3 cities this year. Cape Town, Durban, and Guatang will each host an exciting lineup of globally-renowned chefs, dynamic workshops, and plenty of demos from South Africa’s top restaurants and wineries. Some of the special guests at this year’s Cape Town show will include Buddy Valastro aka “The Cake Boss”, MasterChef America winner Whitney Miller, and South African Master Chocolatier Dimo Simatos demonstrating at the Lindt Chocolate Appreciation Theatre. The lineup of guests and events for the Durban and Guatang shows are still TBA, but you can visit the festival website for details. Clarenbridge Oyster FestivalClarenbridge, IrelandAugust 31-September 2 Fanny Bay Oyster fans, meet your rivals: the folk of Clarenbridge claim their pearly bivalves are “Probably the most succulent oysters in the world!” Travel to this historic seaside village for this annual festival and see for yourself. The 3-day event celebrates the opening of Oyster Season with plenty of food, drink, and live music. FOOD Organisation of Denmark’s Food Festival 2012Aarhus, DenmarkSeptember 6-9 One of the most highly anticipated events in cutting-edge Nordic cuisine is the annual Food Festival, hosted this year in Aarhus, Denmark. The festival is centred around a giant marketplace, which is divided into sections including fish & shellfish, fresh produce, bakery, wine, etc. Festival guests can spend the days shopping the market while learning about new ingredients and preparation methods. Five main festival zones feature Children’s Activities, a Young Chef’s Contest, and 3 Cooking Class areas (beginners, amateurs, and Master Chefs). West Virginia Roadkill Cook-OffPocahontas County, West Virginia USASeptember 29 The name sounds scarier than it actually is…sort of. In fact, participants in the Road Kill Cook-Off are “discouraged” from using creatures that have actually been run over, in favour of properly hunted animals that would make likely victims of road accidents. Take part in the 5K Possum Trot, enjoy the live Blues band, or watch the Little Miss Roadkill Beauty Pageant as you sample Squirrel Gravy & Biscuits or some Teriyaki-Marinated Bear (that’s bear, not beer) Sausage. Taste TnT Trinidad & TobagoEnd of October, exact dates & location TBA If you’re heading down to the tropics this year, you don’t want to miss Taste TnT, Trinidad & Tobago’s premier food festival featuring prominent chefs from across the West Indies and beyond. Sample local fare such as curry-crab, dumplings, and roti, take a cooking class, have a rum tasting, or watch one of the culinary competitions. EdiblesfestivalsPlaces SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Destinations / Travel March 3, 2020 Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort Continued from March | April EAT magazine’s Best of Asia in Mexico. by Shelora Sheldan The morning after the Taste of Asia event, after ... Read More Chefs / Destinations / Epicure at Large / Food People / Travel August 1, 2019 Letters From Lyon August 2019 Cher Eat, I have been wondering a lot lately about how Lyon gained such a recognisable status in gastronomy. Sure, yes there are plenty of ... Read More Chefs / Culture / Destinations / Elsewhere / Travel May 7, 2019 An Introduction to Letters from Lyon to EAT I have spent my career thus far with a few goals in mind: climb the brigade of each kitchen I set foot in, put in my time and become “chef”. ... Read More Destinations November 2, 2017 November Tofino News An old Tofino classic is going to be new again. The Maquinna Pub, part of the Maquinna Hotel building at Main and First Sts., is set to reopen soon ... Read More Destinations / First Look June 26, 2017 Newly relaunched Cure Lounge in Whistler is just in time for summer fun Nita Lake Lodge proudly relaunched its Cure lounge just in time for some fun in the sun during Canada’s 150th summer. Built in 2008, Nita Lake ... Read More Destinations March 16, 2017 Tofino – Ucluelet March Food Buzz Welcome to spring from the west coast. This time of year means the return of migrating whales past our shores, and the event that welcomes them – ... Read More Comments are closed.