Taste of London 2012

Food is the new Rock'n'Roll with its stellar line up of chefs and cool festivals. Taste of London is THE summer's event. As to prove it, it was especially difficult to get press tickets so I have to first and foremost thank Visit Flanders for their help.

Taste of London is anything but what it says on the blurb. It is supposed to be the world's greatest restaurants festival, though there are over 40 restaurants offering their fare, they seem to be outnumbered by a much more vibrant and international scene.

This year Greece and Thailand have a huge presence along with the Taste of many  others in the world being slightly more modest such as Germany. France is represented by Sud de France Wine Experience which offers free wine-tasting sessions from the production of one of the world's largest vineyard: Languedoc-Roussillon.

Demos and celebrity chefs draw the crowd, when I visited in the background was Jamie Oliver being Jamie Oliver, and I caught a glimpse of Gary Rhodes.

The usual exhibitors are there of course from ice creams to meringues kisses, I spotted new and interesting faces such as Chocolate world, dry fruits based chocolates

Two of my favorites are the superb Welsh lamb and Cheeses stall and a line of  Greek products of exceptional quality called GAEA.

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