Put next year’s festival dates in your diary now: 14-16 September 2018
This year’s Faversham Food Hero: Renato Cuomo who started Macknade Fine Foods with a barrow and a tent on the Ashford Road in 1979.
The following received from Renato’s son, Stefano: “My father has never really been one for … having the spotlight shone on him, but he was made up this evening and had no idea. I had not anticipated just how much it would mean to him …
It is funny, my parents have just gotten on with doing what they do and have never really fully appreciated what they have and are achieving, and it is gestures like this evening that bring it home to them.”
The Ale Trail winners
1st The Canterbury Ales brewery Wife of Bath Hoppy Golden Bitter dispensed by Furlongs
2nd 3 Lions Mad Cat Brewery dispensed at the Elephant on the Mall
Butchery at Macknade won the Sausage Trail – the choice of the People and the Experts
Macknade’s Lincolnshire Sausages are gluten-free and made from local free-range pork, oregano, coriander, sage & nutmeg.