With thanks to Jo Rothery
Food is the order of the day, of course, during the Arundel Food Festival, so the village craftsmen rose to the challenge of cooking up some delightful and appropriate items.
One table was groaning with delicious jams and pickles, all beautifully-presented, while another boasted gorgeous cakes. You could also enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of coffee or tea after browsing the stalls.
A wood-carver had come up with lots of realistic pieces of carved fruit among his array of attractive items – they’d look great in a bowl as a table centrepiece.
Among my non0edible favourites were the charming miniature birthday cakes perfect for a dolls’ house – they could be inscribed to order with individual dates.
Highlight of the day for me was discovering an all-vegetarian stall in the town square – not only were bundles of lush, fresh watercress for sale, but it had been added to give a distinctive flavour to freshly-baked quiches, scones, bread and pizzas. I walked away with my bag groaning with goodies.