Today is one of my favourite working days of the year – North Devon Show – where I get to walk around a field in my wellies, meet loads of cool people and feel like a proper country bumpkin.
In among papping people for my day job, I like to sneak into the food tent and see what new gluten free goodies I can discover! I only got a brief glance round today, but I wasn’t disappointed!
Tam’s Pantry were the first thing I saw when I walked into the food tent – with huge ‘gluten free’ signs everywhere! Run by a husband and wife team with years of catering experience, they had a huge selection of gluten and dairy free cakes. They all looked scrumptious!
Next to them was The Mixing Bowl with a whole range of interesting looking preserves. The banana curd caught my eye – such an unusual idea – and I had to have a taste. It was a pretty unique flavour but I really liked it and I now wish I had bought some!
Further along I found Olives+, who had an amazing array of barrels brimming with sun-drenched flavours. I love olives and it was very hard to walk away from this stall without buying everything!
I think they exhibit in Barnstaple and South Molton markets sometimes, so I will have to try and track them down and get some.
Lastly I came across my old friends Johns of Instow and Appledore. As expected, they had gone all out with a delicious spread, including gluten free pork pies. Anthony very kindly offered for me to try some of their new salads and I was really impressed. The maple beetroot and sweet potato was so amazing, I could have eaten the whole tub!
I am sure there were probably loads of fabulous producers with gluten free foods but I just didn’t have time to get around all of them. It was probably one of the best North Devon Shows I’ve been to – not too hot, hardly a spot of rain – and I loved watching the monster trucks too!
Did anyone else go to North Devon Show? Did you spot any gluten free goodies I missed? Comment below and let me know if you found anything good!