Edible bugs, fairytale tea parties, Tudor feasts – it’s all happening at the Appetite Food Festival

Food and art the perfect recipe

Chef Gennaro Contaldo will officially open Appetite 2013 on Saturday, June 1

Sarah Hardy and Chris Verraes from Boy Eats Bug are behind Darwin’s Parlour – a collection of beasts, hand-crafted in chocolate

Local chef Eliza Welsford will be cooking the very best of E17’s suppliers and producers. Celebrate artisan cheeses, breads, fresh fish and quality meats at the gastronomic extravaganza

Shameem Mir from Sham’s Kitchen will open a pop up restaurant on June 21 and 28. Sham’s Kitchen will also be taking part in the E17 Food Trail on June 1

Over the past three months, students from Sir George Monoux College have created a series of artworks at Inky Cuttlefish Studios

Lucy Scott Traybakes’ florentines and squares will be appearing at various pop ups throughout the Appetite Festival including Auntie Maureen’s Gourmet Food Fare

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FOOD glorious food. Thirty days of food and art will come to Walthamstow on Saturday, as Appetite Food Festival commences.

With celebrity chef Gennaro Contaldo opening proceedings, organisers are promising food lovers everywhere a chance to enjoy great dining in the borough.

“It’s an amazingly packed programme of diverse events,” says Laura Kerry of Artillery, organisers of the event. “There’s something for everyone, ranging from a Tudor feast, pop-up poetry café, fairytale tea parties, edible bugs, real ale festival, gourmet food fair, food walks and a food trail.

“Appetite has shown us that the marriage of food and art is naturally complementary; artists, chefs and food makers of all kinds are collaborating to create wonderful eating experiences.”

Appetite has created an opportunity for food makers to showcase their products and services to the public, testing new ideas and business models.

Organisations are also hosting creative and thought-provoking events to raise awareness and gain support for a number of community food initiatives.

To view the festival programme in full, visit: www.appetitefestival.co.uk 

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