Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales will host a virtual food festival online on Sat 12 and Sun 13 September via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Crowdcast.
Most of us think of gorging on various cuisines from different regions of the world when we imagine a food festival. Which begs the question, how are the brains behind this venture – normally held on this weekend of the year in St Fagans’ National Museum Of History – going to beam such a thing into our homes? Despite the current situation, they’ve found inspiring ways to host their annual food festival online.
We could use the opportunity to be a bit more mindful. Without the temptation to eat our way through the festival, we can pay more attention to recipes – and maybe give it a whack ourselves. It’s a food festival with a twist, and one advantage of being at home is that you can cook along with the cooking demonstrations which will be part of the various activities offered within the programme package.
Said programme kicks off on Saturday morning with One Mile Bakery [above], who will be hosting a bakealong where you can learn the techniques needed to prepare and bake your own artisan loaf. It sounds a bit professional, but it’s suitable for complete beginners. Following this, you can join Pasta.a.Mano for an authentic masterclass of Italian-influenced cooking and learn how to make and shape pasta from scratch.
The festival promises to include activities for all ages – with circus skills and storytelling sessions for kids, and discussions about the future in local food for adults, presented by Food Cardiff. There will be Welsh beer and cider tasting, which you can join in with by ordering a Beer Case to be delivered directly to your door. Information on how to do this is on can be found on the website.
They say good things come in threes: food, beer and music. And look! The Museum has partnered with BBC Horizons and Tafwyl again this year to bring exclusive music performances straight to your home. You could really get a festival going within your own living room walls.
To bring the festival to a close, tune in Sunday morning for a detoxifying yoga class before cooking up a vegan brunch. The festival is set to offer something for everyone. Whether you’re tuning in for the food, the beer, the music and movement or for all – you’re invited. Tickets are free, with some exclusives available for purchase.
words YASMIN GRANT
Info: 0300 1112333 / museum.wales/whatson/food-festival-2020/programme