Nathan Ely

The British Street Food Festival 2015

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Is good food something that makes you happy? Well The British Street Food Festival was in full flow with some excellent foods and interesting beers and ciders to sample along the way. The Boiler Shop Steamer hosted  ‘ The best street food awards in Britain’ for a one off weekend of the finest street foods.  The British Street Food Awards are split into sections such as best dessert, best snack, best main and best drink that is chosen by you!



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Food and Drink was the main passion from everyone involved in this festival and that was evident from just talking to the street chefs. Everything from pulled pork enchiladas, BBQ monkfish wraps to peanut butter and chocolate ice cream; This was a pure taste sensation! When sampling the different variety of foods on offers it was clear that the passion for food was distinguishable. If it was not food that you fancied on the day- there was a huge variety of cask ales, fermented ales and crisp apple ciders to wash down a tasty rump steak pitta bread. Sharp’s brewery was the brains behind the bitter! Sharp’s are based in Rock, Cornwall with a mission to produce fine ales with the best taste sensation.

Sharp’s brewery held a really good and convincing promotion campaign in Newcastle with locals wanting to sample more of the fine tasting cask ales and ciders. All these beers of course come with some Cornwall connections that are linked to food emphasising the food taste and how beer can change this. When Sharp’s travel the country showing offer their product; tasters can enjoy a ‘secret bar’ that is full of unique features that adds a whole new dimension to how beer and food is perceived.

To find out more about Sharp’s Brewery search this link

Spark Tried & Tested: 

We are now going to reveal what was tried and tested by Nathan in the festival and how you can visit the websites to get these recipes pit together in your own home.

Fire Salt & BBQ Co. Manchester– Sticky Pulled Pork Burrio with a twist: This was street food at its best. The choice was easy it was a bag of Doritos with the most succulent pulled pork Newcastle had to offer, garnished with salad and a choice of sauce. A idea that was unique and different packed with taste. Take a look here

The Pickled Porker, York – York Chorizo on Brioche with Fried Egg: Yes what a combination that sounds; and trust me it was a awesome taste sensation. This street food dish brought locally sourced food together with a continental Spanish taste. The salty chorizo that was combined well with crisp brioche and then topped off with traditional British in the fried egg. Class!

Sharp’s Brewery, Rock – Orchard Premium Craft Cider: This was a great tasting, refreshing cider that was perfect for summer vibes. This cider offered a crisp apple taste with a great tang that combined well with the great food on offer. This is a cider that was of 6.5% volume that is strong but very pure and well worth a taste.



So if you have been intrigued to try new foods and drink. Visit the websites above or get your pulled pork on the stove or vegetables in the pan and who knows you may be creating something that has the best taste around!