Thursday, October 25, 2007

Feed Me More Seymour



From top to tail the Old Walled Town is filled with men fiddling with shining white erections. Gentle reader, save for that elegant googletrap I shall stray no more into the unsavoury side. Unless of course the un of savoury is sweet, in which case you may still read on unperturbed by unwholesome appetites. Take care though if you are on a diet, then it might still be a good idea to avert your eyes. I appeal not to the baser lust today but rather to the would be glutton.
You see its
food fest time again.
Last year the Old Walled Town played host to a food festival that swelled its population from half a dozen spinsters, the other bloke from the pub, me, and the dog to a seething mass of tens of thousands of visitors. I had never seen the streets so full, or indeed the traffic at such a standstill.
I fondly imagine that buffalodickdy would be impressed, even with his far grander experiences of humungous chilli cook offs.
Every corner, every car park and every nook and cranny will be filled with things to eat and drink, most of them exceptionally good. Nearly all, save alas for the beer tent, will be generous with free samples and the skilled freeloader that I have become in these situations, is hoping to waddle home after undoing a notch or two on the belt.
There will be cold meats and hot roasts. Cheeses and pickles to tickle. Dishes of fishes and muscles for sure. Sausages from Edwards grilling. Thai, Indian, Malaysian, Burgers in baps, medieval authenticity in root vegetable form, and sweets from around the world. All this and demonstrations of culinary buffoonery that would make Nigella cringe (serves her right for the sheer awfulness of what she gets away with on the television).
A town that is running down for the winter will be alive in every quarter from the crack of dawn until the last drunk passes out in the street, and so on for the whole weekend.
I shall be sweeping back and forward through this bounty. A Homer Simpson like cross between a Dyson and a lawnmower.
Let battle commence.

16 comments:

Sparkle Plenty said...

"A Homer Simpson like cross between a Dyson and a lawnmower..." HA! Is a bap a soft bread roll/kind of bun?

meredic said...

hmmmm..... baps.....

john.g. said...

That looks like Conwy castle. Is the tiny pub still on the harbour front?

sablonneuse said...

It's the way you tell it Meredic: makes me want to be there 'cos I love food too.

Fi said...

You blatantly stole my googletrap. AND you made me hungry again. Damn you.

Sally Lomax said...

It must be nice to have a festival on tap so to speak....not to mention the beer.... and the extra company must be good sometimes too.

What's wrong with Nigella? Hubby loves her...

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headless chicken said...

Mmmmmm....wish I was there.
Nice Food.
Kev loves Nigella....and baps.......especially Nigella's rather large ones!!!!!:/

headless chicken said...

Btw....fat cow! (Nigella)

DL said...

Oi, Scrawny Chicken! And you, Meredic! Leave Nigella alone!

D. :-)

startare said...

It's nice to hear that in your part of the world people are still civilized enough to let you sample their goodies for free. Here in Aix-en-Provence they are not so generous, even though the main public thoroughfare is regularly taken over by craft and/or food fairs peddling their stuff to well-heeled tourists.

buffalodickdy said...

It's hard not to have a good time when you're outside in a big crowd eating and drinking!

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meredic said...

john.g. - indeed it is! Well spotted. The pub you refer to is The Liverpool Arms, and it draws quite a crowd, particularly in the summer.

sablonneuse - I think you would have enjoyed this then. For my part everything was delicious but I might have overdone it on the chilli wine gums.

fi - I make no apology for stealing googletraps whne I rather like to think that I invented them!

sally - yes just walking out of the front door and joining in has its upside.
Nigella...what can I say..I wasnt impressed with the food on her latest series or the acting...

adam - die filthy spammer die

headless chicken - the food was indeed tip top. Nigella has large ones? I hadn't really noticed..*whistles innocently but with no tune*

dl - no I am sorry that last series really wasn't good. I agree that she is no moose mind...

startare - hey we like to fleece the well heeled tourist here as well you know. I have always been treated very generously with freebies in French markets and often bought more than I can carry as a result. Most of my experience is in Normandy and Brittany though.

buffalodickdy - a very good time was had by all. In particular last night when I suceeded in drinking the barrel dry. Never the most brilliant idea when cider is the choice.....

adam - you filthy spammer. One more and I shall dedicate considerable effort to killing your website...

Charlie said...

Love the Homer humour! Actually laughed out loud at that one!

Was driving home and saw the HUGE moon thats out there tonight and weirdly thought of you. Pretty darn clear where I am considering so imagine where you are it will be amazing. Hope you take a shot...hint hint..

meredic said...

charlie - if you email me I can send you a picture of the moon. No need to hint, I find it endlessly fascinating. I shall work on a post about selene beauty if you wish.