Superstar Cuisine that's guaranteed to be a Big Hit
Camp Bestival’s 10th birthday bash might be a thoroughly fantastic Pop Stars and Rock Stars affair but one of the true stars of our show has always been the incredible food on offer. Now in its fourth year, The Feast Collective, in association with olive magazine, is the consummate taste-fest and a celebration of all that is great about British-based globally-inspired chefs pushing culinary boundaries, so don’t miss out on the ultimate food adventure in a field this July 27-30 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset. Once again, this year we have a truly delectable line-up of Feast Collective Ambassadors including our hugely popular host, DJ BBQ, who knows more than a thing or two about expert meat griddling and dancefloor-filling DJ knob-twiddling. Plus, we have smoking and curing specialist Steven Lamb who has been a River Cottage mainstay for more than a decade, fellow long-term River Cottage affiliate Gill Meller, an advocate of ingredients inspired by the Devon and Dorset landscapes reflected through his beautiful new book ‘Gather’; Best Nursery Food in the Nursery World Awards 2016 winner, BBC Cook of the Year 2015 and our Children’s Food Ambassador, Jo Ingleby; and Elly Curshen, better known as Elly Pear, owner of Bristol’s Pear Café and author of Sunday Times bestseller, 'Fast Days and Feast Days’. Elly's second book, 'Elly Pear's Let's Eat!’ is out in June and celebrates batch cooking to make life simpler. The Ambassadors will be featuring in our Literary Tent, to be announced later. Commenting on this year’s Feast Collective, host DJ BBQ said: “‘Tis I, DJ BBQ! We are so excited to come back to the best food tent/dancefloor in all of the world! This will be our fourth year hosting and cater-taining the Feast Collective. Over the years, the tent has grown from strength to strength and gets rockin’ as soon as our special field in front of the castle opens for business on the Friday. “And this year we'll be bringing our whole DJ BBQ Zoo crew. The best live fire chefs in the world. And I'm not even kidding. The food is going to be off the chain, delicious. “But, we are also bringing our crew of DJs, plus we’ll rope in some special guest DJs for some select spots on the Feast Collective sound system. Bring on the end of July. Let's get this party started! “Oh, and yeah, we will have a full kids’ menu available. Gotta look after the little 'uns”. Ensuring that the kids get in on healthy and nutritious food as early as possible, Children’s Food Ambassador, Jo Ingleby will be hosting the Kids’ Cooking Canopy in conjunction with Bristol’s Love Food Festival. Designed to encourage children to learn about how food is produced, where it should come from, how to grow and cook it, it’s all about getting children excited about really good food through fun experiences, hands-on practice and tasting. It’s always been so much more than mere sustenance, but this year The Feast Collective will have a jam-packed hit parade of exquisite street food with real rock n roll style, including the aforementioned DJ BBQ and his BBQ Zoo bringing British roast beef, rotisserie chicken and 20-hour slow and low smoked pulled pork to the table. Plus, there will be home-cooked West African treats in Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, healthy sushi, rolled fresh and bursting with flavour from Happy Maki, British Street Food Award winners and local fish virtuosos Seadog, and Bridport-based East Asian cuisine courtesy of Dorshi. Don’t miss out on Malay and Indonesian street dishes by Makatcha, everyday plant-based eating and foraged foods from Milgi, mind-blowing buttermilk fried chicken made by Butchies, modish pie and mash served up by Piecaramba, next level shrimps in a brioche bun from Shrimpy, and Alpine indulgences from raclette specialists Le Rac Shack. We’ll also have flavoursome delights from Le Bao who add a modern twist to Taiwanese bao, Kra Pow who supply roaring tangs from Northern Thailand, Hanoi Kitchen who demonstrate the perfect balance between hot, spicy, fresh & fragrant, The Cauldron who provide meaty meat with fresh and inspiring salads, and Thoroughly Wild Meat who have carved out a niche as traditional butchers and cooks. And there will be even more heavenly wares from Polar Pops who pick, squeeze and freeze a refreshing variety of fruit and vegetable based lollies, S'juice Me who blend beautiful smoothies and kombucha, Firestation Coffee who will be ready with a rich roast, and Jeff The Oyster Man, and his oyster cart whose delicacies journey from sea to field in just a few hours. Laura Rowe, olive magazine editor, said of this year’s food offering: “We’re so thrilled to be media partners for this year’s Camp Bestival. The Feast Collective has a cracking line up of street food stars from across the UK – displaying the incredible diversity and the wealth of brilliant ingredients we have right here on our doorstep. I’m particularly excited about trying Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. We featured Zoe’s brilliant recipes in our May issue and are now addicted to the vibrant, fiery flavours of Ghanaian food!” As ever, that’s not all when it comes to delicious grub at Camp Bestival. Keep your eyes peeled for some scrumptious Supper Clubs held in Caravanserai that we’ll be announcing very soon!