Thurning Feast 25th July 2012
Deep in the heart of rural Northamptonshire lies the sleepy little village of Thurning. Once a year on the 25th of July, which is St James’s Day, the village of Thurning holds a spectacular festival. The Thurning Festival takes place on whatever day the 25th of July decides to fall.
Since medieval times there has always been a feast or (veast) on St James’s Day. It’s a glorious colourful event with entertainment for all the family – traditional storytelling, a mini fair, live music, traditional dancing – there’s something for everyone. Thurning Feast also boasts a variety of food from different nations, cooked by some wonderful chefs including our very own Justin Capp.
When it comes to food, The Thurning Festival boasts a fabulous array of culinary delights. This year was no exception with a traditional hog roast, barbecue, tea and cakes on offer throughout the event, four separate bars – Pimms, wine, non-specialist and a real ale tent. However, the piece de resistance, in terms of tickling those taste buds, must surely have been Justin’s spectacular paella cooked in a traditional paella pan and washed down with plenty of local organic ale.
Justin will be cooking up some delicious recipes at this year’s Autumn Fair, which takes place from 2nd Sep to 5th Sep at the NEC in Birmingham.