London: The Festival of Heat

Martina O'BoyleCulture, UKLeave a Comment

London Festival of Heat

Used to be that when we Americans got done making fun of Britons’ bad teeth, our next move was to slam their bland food. Fair? Well, it wasn’t far from the truth for quite some time – excluding the gorgeous and occasionally firey tastes of the UK’s favourite cuisine (Indian, of course).

Things have changed, and for proof look no further than The Festival of Heat 2016. London’s official “Chilli Festival”, as that’s how they spell it over here, takes place on Sunday 25th September, in fashionable and food-friendly Shoreditch.

You can look forward to live music, dj’s, juggling clowns for the kiddoes, and stalls selling chilli sauces, fresh chilli harvests, anything you can imagine that can have a chilli in it, near it or barbarically forced upon it. A bar selling beers and ciders to wash it all down will of course be open all day, and the Festival’s signature spicy cocktail will be available for those wanting liquid punishment.

Visitors can learn about the Scoville Scale, take part in cooking demonstrations and fresh salsa tastings and pretty much burn their faces off to their heart’s content. Dogs are welcome too, but, obviously they have more sense than we do.

Where else can you suck on Little Girl’s Fingers or get a Vietnamese Tearjerker without getting hauled off to jail?

The Festival of Heat: 11 till 6pm 25th September @ Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LA.


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Martina O'BoyleLondon: The Festival of Heat