We are excited to have some incredibly talented guests to inspire us at Enfield Food Festival 2017.   Our line up includes expert cooks, writers and bloggers, food producers, foragers, photographers and even a Masterchef winner!   We are thrilled to welcome two members of the Guild of Food Writers Angela Clutton and Christine Smallwood, both of whom live locally.  Who knew we had such culinary and literary expertise on our doorstep?! 


Food writer and historian Angela Clutton is the Co-chair of the Guild of Food Writers.  She is also a recipe writer and demonstration cook for Borough Market, where she runs the Borough Market Cookbook Club for which she cooks and hosts events at Borough Market’s beautiful Cookhouse kitchen. The Cookbook Club has several hundred members from the UK and internationally. 

Angela is interested in the traditions, heritage and regionality of British food and writes for The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Country Life among other publications and has been a food historian on the BBC’s ‘Rip Off Britain: Food’.  

Angela will be appearing both days of the Festival.  On Sunday she'll be demonstrating some fantastic recipes using apples and the farm's Forty Hall Orchard will be on hand with expert chat about the heritage varieties.

On Bank Holiday Monday - it's READY STEADY FORAGE!!   Following a foraging walk around the farm with Kim and Vicky of the Handmade Apothecary Angela will be creating something with their finds in the Demo kitchen.  It's going to be fun! 



Christine Smallwood  is a food and travel writer with a passion for Italy and its food, and is a Committee Member of the Guild of Food Writers.

A self confessed ‘Italophile’, Christine’s gastronomical journeys have taken her from the top to the toe of the country. She’s met people whose work and ethos are thought-provoking, discovered traditional recipes that work in modern life, and explored places that the locals keep to themselves.

 She has written three beautiful books on the regions of Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia. All are packed full of beautiful photography, stories of traditional and current gastronomy, as well as authentic regional recipes.  

 “Cooking with seasonal and local produce is still such a big part of Italian life, and those of us who are lucky enough to live near Forty Hall Farm are able to do this easily. The independent food scene in Enfield is one of London’s best and I’m thrilled to be part of this festival which is bringing together such dedicated producers and celebrating their hard work and creativity.”

Christine will be bringing a little dolce vita to Sunday's Festival line up, when she will be creating a classic Umbrian dish, using produce from Forty Hall Farm. 


Emma Lundie