The Festival of Heat – London’s Chilli Festival – Preview

The Red Market, Shoreditch, will host the third instalment of spice extravaganza The Festival of Heat on Sunday 27 September.

The Festival will celebrate chilli, spice and all things nice – with a global look at the cutting edge of culinary conflagrance. The Festival features some of the very best purveyors, producers, market traders and kitchen dynomos from around the country with taste explosions from destinations around the world.

Stalls from Ayam Happy, Club Mexicana, El Padron, El Peruanito, Aguana Boca and The Posh Kebab Company will fire up those tastebuds. South Street Ice Creams will also be on hand to help you cool down, along with The Festival’s signature Background Heat cocktail or a range of local craft beers.

Hot sauce masters Encona are sponsoring this year’s Festival Kitchen (where, among other things, they’ll be showcasing their new marinades: Korean BBQ, Jamaican Jerk BBQ and Moroccan Harissa). You can also enjoy the fiery foodie delights of Mushemi Fire, Zambian Chilli Products and Grim Reaper Foods Ltd.

Flavour Gurus from The World of Zing and Made in Hackney also present a range of masterclasses, workshops and demonstrations such as ‘Growing the Perfect Chilli’, ‘Cooking with Chilli to achieve the perfect Heat’ and ‘How to Make a Good Curry’.

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At the Festival Kitchen Debate, special guests will be discussing the virtues of buying from local producers and the importance of understanding where our food comes from.

All this, plus local DJs, bands, live folk music and Bangladeshi dancing.

Key information

The Festival of Heat – London’s Chilli Festival
Date: Sunday 27th September
Address: Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London EC1V 91A
Price: £7.50

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