24/09/12......Thame Food Festival’s Recipe for Success -
RECIPE: Plans for Thame Food Festival, the wonderful showcase celebration of regional food and drink, food and drink producers and retailers, are in the mixing bowl and will shortly be put in the oven on gas mark 4, to finally appear at 9am in Thame town centre on Saturday, September 29.
8oz Alison Isherwood
1 Lotte Duncan (Unpeeled)
2 Generous Helpings of Frazer Sutherland
2 Drops of Imaging Essence
A Pinch of Sally Dorling
8oz of ex South Oxfordshire market towns co-coordinator Alison Isherwood doesn’t sound much, but a little of Alison goes a long way. From her previous role Alison knows nearly all the businesses in Thame and provides a vital link between them and the festival. Her outgoing and friendly manner allows her to sort issues out on the spot before they become trouble. Alison also has the vital role of overseeing stallholder applications for the festival and ‘laying the table’ - setting out the stallholder plan.
Anyone who knows the bubbly and irrepressible Debbie Jones from food photography company, Imaging Essence of Aylesbury, would be amazed that you could contain her in two drops. Debbie adds huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm to the recipe as well as her expert eye as official festival photographer; capturing all those amazing images on the day.
It is vital that you remove the outer peel of your Lotte Duncan before adding her to your bowl. She has more than enough zest for anybody. Lotte is patron of the festival and her enthusiasm for the event is incredible and wonderfully infectious. If any of the organizers ever have any doubts they simply call up Lotte and leave feeling a whole lot better.
Several versions of this recipe have been tried over the years, but the end product seems better with the inclusion of generous helpings of the effervescent Frazer Sutherland, of the James Figg and The Thatch pubs in Thame, part of the Peach Pubs chain. He is becoming the glue that holds the recipe together and is increasingly known as that vital ‘Mr Fixit’ ingredient.
Last, but not least, the marketing twist that is Sally Dorling of Marketing Foods: a pinch of magic that enhances all the flavours around her and ensures that they combine in the most rewarding and tasty way. It’s no good having a great final product if you don’t tell anybody about it. Sally knows how good the recipe is and wants everyone to know. So, make sure you get a slice of the action next Saturday, September 29. Your reservation awaits you in Thame town centre from 9am onwards.