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New style for The Smokey Joe Sauce Company

New style for The Smokey Joe Sauce Company

The Smokey Joe Sauce Company has launched it’s new web site design, and it is looking very laid back and relaxed, very Caribbean style.

You can find on the web site an ever increasing list of stockists, which includes some of the best Deli’s in the South West, as well as a list of events they are attending. They also have an excellent section of recipes to show you what to do with your new sauces.

You can also buy on-line at http://www.smokeyjoesauces.co.uk/shop/

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Fiery Foods UK Chilli Festival – 17/08/2011 to 18/09 /2011

Fiery Foods Festival

Fiery Foods Festival ...

The highly successful FFUK Chilli Festival is being held in Victoria Gardens in Brighton on the 17/18th September 2011.

The event is famous for it amazing Chilli Eating Competition and the National Chilli Awards, this year they are including a Chilli plant growing area with growing demos byCraig McKnightWeGrowOurOwn Blog writer Wahaca’s chilli-growing guru and Growell Hydroponicsfor both regular (soil) and hydroponic (soiless) systems so bring your chilli queries to the FFUK Chilli Gardeners’ Question Time.

A first for this year, they are asking all amateur chilli growers to enter the chilli fruit competition which will be judged by some illustrious professional growers.

The categories are:

  • Longest chilli pepper
  • Most scary-looking chilli
  • Most unusual variety
  • Strangest-looking
  • Tastiest

They are also running a “Best Plant” contest – the judges will look for shape and size, leaf colour, most prolific fruiting, and general health of the plant.  There is still time to sow those seeds to bring your plants to perfection in time for the September festival.

If you want to get a feeling for the show, watch this video from last years event.

For more details visit www.fieryfoodsuk.co.uk

Chilli and Chocolate Festival at Bristol Zoo Gardens – 17/08/2011 to 18/09/2011

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens

For the first time Bristol Zoo Gardens are holding a Chilli and Chocolate Festival on the 17th & 18th September 2011.

There will be Chilli display of over 170 chilli varieties, stalls, cooking demonstrations, South American themed entertainments and food plus lots more!

All that and you get free admission to the zoo as well.

For more information visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk

Hyde Hall – World Food Weekend & Chilli Pepper Festival – 17/09/2011 to 18/09/2011

Royal Horticultural Society - Hyde Hall

Royal Horticultural Society - Hyde Hall

The Hyde Hall Chilli Pepper Festival/World Food Weekend 

Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane
Rettendon
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 8ET

For more information visit http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Burgess Hill Chilli Festival – 17/09/2011

The Festival will take place for the first time at the Burgess Hill Adult and Community Learning Centre, Marle Place, Leylands Road on 17th September from 11am-4pm.

Cookery demonstrations using chillies will take place at 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm. There will also be opportunities for dancing, music and a wander around the garden.

The number to call for more information about the festival is 01444 236355

Original source www.thisissussex.co.uk

Editors Note:- We would love to know more about the event, do you live near by?

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BBC Radio Devon - David Fitzgerald

BBC Radio Devon - David Fitzgerald

The new Shop/Cafe at the South Devon Chilli Farm is getting an official opening on the 21st September at 9am.

David Fitzgerald from BBC Radio Devon will be there to cut the ribbon.

For more information and directions to the farm visit www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk

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This is the third Year for this growing event, last year 2500 people turned up, this year they will be ready for you..

Upton Cheyney Chilli Company ChilliFest 2011

Upton Cheyney Chilli Company ChilliFest 2011

Last year was a great family event, this year it all starts at noon on the Saturday (10/09/2011) and is  looking like being even better with more stall and entertainment, we won’t miss it, and the kids will love it.

  • Enjoy Chilli Tasting Session with Matt Simpson of Simpson Seeds
  • Listen to Chilli Expert Michael Michaud of Sea Spring Seeds
  • Browse the Chilli Market Stalls
  • Ride a Pony
  • Meet the farm animals
  • Bouncy Castle and Slide
  • Enjoy a Cider at the bar.
  • Cake and a Cuppa from the farm shop
  • Live music
  • Chilli Eating Competition
  • Evening Music Festival (7pm – 11PM Ticket Only)

 

Stall Holders this year include:

  • The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company (delicious sauces from the farm)
  • Hot Headz (extreme hot sauces, peanuts and crisps)
  • Lilys Chillies (pottery)
  • Bath Door Stop (Chilli themed door stops)
  • Bath Pig (Spicy Chorizo)
  • Stoke Gifford Spices (Spices for blending)
  • Bart Spices (Bristol’s very own spice company, now growing chillies at Manor Farm)
  • Aunty Jee’s (Curries and sauces)
  • Redwolf Vodka (Chilli Vodka and cocktail bar)
  • Simpson Seeds (seeds and books)
  • Sea Spring Seeds (seeds and plants)
  • Caroline’s Jewellery (Lovely local jewellery with some chilli inspired gems!)
  • The Scrump Project (community project, pressing local apples and pears)
  • Wood Turning (traditional wood turner)
  • Pottery Making (traditional pottery making)

Schedule of Events:-

1.00pm – Chilli Talk with Michael Michaud – Hyper Hots
2.00pm – Chilli Eating Contest – Hosted by the ChileFoundry’s own “Darth Naga”
3.00pm – Flaming Feathers Dancing Girls – performing the Can-Can and Charleston and a chance to join them on stage!
3.45pm – Fire Eating with Circus Malabarista’s

Open throughout the night – 7pm – 11.30pm – strictly tickets only.
BBQ, Bar, Farm Shop Restaurant.

7.00pm – Capones – Local band covering bands such as The Stereophonics, Kings Of Leon and The Beatles
8.15pm – Los Mercanarios – Salsa/Latin/Funk Band
8.30pm – Fire Eating with Circus Malabarista’s
9.30pm – Journey Up The Wood – Local covers band
11.30pm – close

For more information visit The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company.

 

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