What on When at West Dean Chilli Fiesta 2011

by Hot Juan on August 4, 2011 · 0 comments

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West Dean 2011 Layout

West Dean 2011 Layout

Chilli Growing Demonstrations on the North Lawn adjacent to the Plant Sales area (follow signs) at 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm–½ hour duration.

Grooves and Moves. Salsa band Latin Fiesta and sound system Salsa Twist will be laying down the rhythms on the Picnic Lawn ably complemented by Egyptian dance group, Spirit of Ishtar. Whilst on the Front Lawn it falls to Spanish band Andalus and Miguel Angel Plaza’s Salsa Magic sound system assisted by beautiful belly dancers, Meziza, to keep the toes tapping. In addition you may bump into the wandering minstrels of Mariachi Tequila anywhere around the site.

And for the kids there is a traditional Punch and Judy on the North Lawn at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm and face painting on the Picnic Lawn in aid of Children on the Edge.

MOONBITES’ CHILLI COOK-IN – FAVOURITE CHILLIES AND HOW TO USE THEM

Join food writer, Rosemary Moon, at the cookery tent on the Picnic Lawn for free cookery demonstrations showing you how to make sensational spicy summer dishes.

  • 11:00am Poblano peppers. The wonderful Mexican vegetable-type chilli is cooked by Rosemary in a Fusion tossed salad and Amarillo Pork.
  • 12:00 noon Caldero chilli. This medium-hot, thick fleshed chilli is sweet to taste making it ideal for Rosemary’s Oriental plum salsa to serve with fish, and fresh, sweet corn kernels cooked in a Sussex Succotash.
  • 12.30pm Chilli healing. Warm your aches and pains away with a spice and chilli coconut enriched liniment for pain and stiffness from expert herbalists Steve Taylor and Wendy Budd.
  • 1:00pm Hungarian Hot Wax Chillies. An all-time favourite cooked by Rosemary in a Tabbouli salsa and North African poached eggs.
  • 1.30pm Chilli healing. Warm your aches and pains away with a spice and chilli coconut enriched liniment for pain and stiffness from expert herbalists Steve Taylor and Wendy Budd.
  • 2:00pm What’s hot, what’s not? The team from Sea Spring Seeds take the stage to explore chilli-ness and flavour versus heat. Learn from the expert breeders of the Dorset Naga.
  • 3:00pm Hot Chef! Giles Thompson, this valley’s Chef, shows us how he uses chillies at The Earl of March and The Partridge Inn.
  • 4:00pm Super Chilli F1 AGM. This easy-to-grow, hot Thai-type chilli is a favourite and Rosemary uses it in a Thai Green Curry and and a Rice noodle salad.
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