The Surrey Food Festival 25th - 26th April 2020

My recipe is a real Italian classic from the beautiful city of Mantova, and it is also my signature pasta dish. Its a very different way of serving pasta, a recipe that can be made in advance, feeds a crowd and never fails to impress. A wide sheet of pasta is rolled out as thinly as possible, then spread with the filling and rolled up in a cloth before being poached in a fish kettle. Once cooked, it is dramatically unwrapped and coated with a rich tomato sauce to serve.

By the time I was 8 I had converted the family sandpit into my first restaurant with a table for one, merrily serving gravel stew and leaf salad to whoever stopped by! I was so fortunate to grow up surrounded by food in its truest sense – with a vast vegetable garden, fruit trees, vines, an olive grove, chickens, pigs and rabbits for meat; even a small boat on the beach in front of the house, piled with nets that we would drop into the sea at sunset when the conditions were right, and haul in at dawn. The resulting catch, whatever it was, would then be turned into a whole variety of marvellous dishes to be served at the table. My parents never seemed to stop celebrating their enormous love for one another, always ready to host yet another lunch or dinner for 20, 30, 40 people, and as a result the kitchen was always a hive of activity; a place where I was always welcomed and where I learned so much as my passion for Italian food grew. For me, it has always been about the producers and the raw produce itself. Italian food is all about using the very best ingredients available and then doing as little as possible to them! This might sound as though it does not require much skill, but to make Italian food tastes authentic means using skills that have often been handed down for several generations.
At the MFF I will be selling a carefully chosen selection of delicious Italian products for your store cupboard on my stand – come and find me to find the very best Extra Virgin Olive Oil, pasta, sauces, truffle based products, preserved wild cherries and more!

At the MFF I will be selling a carefully chosen selection of delicious Italian products for your store cupboard on my stand – come and find me to find the very best Extra Virgin Olive Oil, pasta, sauces, truffle based products, preserved wild cherries and more!

Valentina Harris
We have a jam packed day of music in store for you today at the Surrey Chilli Festival! 🎼⁠
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Head down to Walton Upon Thames Cricket Club for a fun filled day of food, drinks, comedy and music!⁠
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See you there!⁠
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Gates open at 10am!!⁠
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Woop!! The first ever Surrey Chilli Festival starts TOMORROW!⁠
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We cannot wait to welcome you all to Walton on Thames Cricket Club for a weekend of feasting and drinking and fun!⁠
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Don't forget we have a kids zone to entertain the little ones, plus live music and comedy courtesy of Laughing Chili Comedy & Events!⁠
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Don't worry if you don't have your tickets yet, they will be available at the gate.⁠
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It's in the name really. At their heart all of our events are about creating something by local people for the local people. And as part of that we like to support our community as much as possible.⁠
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It's become a tradition for us to have local dance schools perform at our festivals, and the Surrey Chilli Festival is no different.⁠
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We are delighted to have two amazing dance schools with us, @kidzgottalent and @resolutiondance.⁠
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These kids are true pros! Make sure you catch them in action this weekend at Walton on Thames Cricket Club! 💃⁠
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We've got it all covered at the Surrey Chilli Festival. If you fancy a home baked sweet treat and delicious coffee, then make sure you visit George Bakes!⁠
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Apparently she will even have some chilli chocolate brownies for this chilli themed event! Wow, our taste buds are definitely tingling! 😋⁠
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Don't forget to buy your tickets either in advance from our website, or on the gate!⁠
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For a taste of the Caribbean, make sure you visit the RTG Kitchen! These guys are truly passionate about what they do, and bring their own unique twist to traditional Jamaican food.⁠
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Think jerk chicken burgers, smoked in an authentic jerk pan, Guinness punch & Oreo milkshakes, and ackee stuffed roasted aubergine. 😋⁠
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These guys are a regular feature at our events, because their food is awesome! We are looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us this weekend!⁠
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Great food, bars, live music, kids fun zone. What else could you possible want from a food festival?!...⁠
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A whole load of laughs, that's what! And if your mates aren't great at jokes then you don't need to worry because at the Surrey Chilli Festival we have a jam packed schedule of top class comedy, courtesy of Laughing Chili Comedy & Events 😂😂 (included in ticket price)⁠
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Tickets still available online or at the door.⁠
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See you this weekend!⁠
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If you've got a sweet tooth then you'll be in sweetie heaven when you visit the Surrey Chilli Festival next weekend! 🍭⁠
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Sweet Dreams Of Surrey will be with us selling a rainbow coloured array of delicious sweet treats, including a very special chilli fudge. Sweet and spicy! 😋⁠
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How about this for a perfect combo?!⁠
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Tasty, spicy flavours courtesy of the team at A Taste of Thailand, washed down with an icy cold Singha beer! 😋⁠
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If this sounds like your perfect foodie combo, then you can visit both these stands at the Surrey Chilli Festival.⁠
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See you there!⁠
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So what is the Surrey Chilli Festival?! 🤔⁠
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🍔 Loads of tasty food stalls⁠
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🍻 Bars a plenty⁠
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🎶 Live music⁠
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🤣 Comedy theatre⁠
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🤸‍♀️ Kids zone⁠
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🌶 All with a hot chilli twist⁠
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Don't miss out on this fun-filled weekend!⁠
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Last chance to get your 2 for 1 tickets today! Click the link in our bio to get yours! ⁠
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If you've got your Surrey Chilli Festival tickets for the Saturday, then you can look forward to being entertained by a jam packed schedule of music and dance on our main stage.⁠
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Amongst those performing we have three fantastic bands; Meg & The Freeloaders, The Stomping Nomads, and Axel Jansson. Be prepared to dance the afternoon away! 👩‍🎤⁠
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Just a reminder that our 2 for 1 ticket offer ends Friday 😉⁠
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Happy Friday! 🥂⁠
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Just a reminder that the Surrey Chilli Festival is now taking place on the 28th and 29th September and NOT this weekend as originally advertised.⁠
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Any tickets purchased for the original date will of course be valid on either 28th or 29th September at Walton Cricket Club. 🌶⁠
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