Food and Drink Festival
The Tasty part of the Cheltenham Festival
The horse racing events and the Gold Cup are some of the highlights of the Cheltenham Festival, but this year, from June 13 to 15, the Food and Drink Festival will feature local establishments that promote healthy eating and fresh ingredients via chefs that will demonstrate how to prepare healthy and fresh meals. And for the good part: most, if not all, of the restaurants here cater for low-carb diets, having at least one dish they can recommend. Here are some of the exhibitors we’re looking forward to see during the festival:
The Artisan Smoke House
As the name implies, The Artisan Smoke House has a stocklist of smoked ingredients you can conveniently enjoy while watching the horse racing. You can combine the ingredients to make a full dish or eat it as it is to appreciate its full flavors. The most notable of all is their smoked beef fillet, triple gold winner of the Great Taste Awards, 2010.
Sausages are common ingredients used when introducing low carb diets to newbies. Livestrong emphasizes that not all sausages are made purely of meat and the fillers in the sausage make the bulk of the carbohydrate content. With Supreme Sausages, all the pork used are British farmed, free range and lean with just the right amount of fat.
The Garlic Farm
Garlic is one of the most used spices that’s present in almost all cuisines. What makes the Garlic Farm’s produce different from the rest? They’re producers of the very tasty and very healthy black garlic. Imagine all the taste and aroma of garlic without that annoying bad breath and acrid bite.
After collecting all of the key ingredients and tips from the various Food and Drink exhibitors, here’s something you can create for future horse racing events that’s both easy to handle and packed with flavors. This year’s races will be quite exciting, particularly the Queen Mother Champion Chase, with the reigning champion suddenly dropping out of the race as reported by Betfair. It’s going to be cold and the events are going to be long so it’s best to have a belly full of warm food before you venture out for a full day of racing.
Stuffed Peppers with Arugula, Smoked Goat Cheese, Sausage and Black Garlic.
Ingredients you will need:
Traditional English pork sausage (casings removed)
Smoked goat cheese
Salt and peper to taste
Black Garlic, chopped and fried
· Heat your olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the sausage until it browns.
· Once the sausage has browned, switch to low heat and add your arugula and goat cheese until it has melted and the arugula is wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste
· Spoon the filling into the peppers and sprinkle (sparingly) with parmesan cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the peppers soften. Top with fried black garlic.
We encourage you to find the right ratio of sausage to arugula depending on your taste, but please use the fried black garlic with caution. They do pack a lot of flavor. Enjoy!
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