11 Aug, 2017
Festival co-founder Caroline Gladstone is in charge of the Campfire Cooking Sessions, so during the festival you will find her stoking the flames and coordinating the world class chefs who will be cooking over our campfire.
1. ROGER PHILLIPS' FORAGE IN HAWARDEN WOODS
Roger is an absolute genius, and for foraging, in my opinion, the best that there is. I can't wait to see his mushroom haul this year, last year's parasol mushrooms were delicious.
Photo: Christian Banfield
2. TALK BY MICHAEL TOWNSEND WILLIAMS - DO BREATHE
I loved Michael's book Do Breathe: Calm Your Mind, so I'm really looking forward to his talk.
3. AUTHOR MICHAEL ROSEN
I saw Michael speak recently and I'm thrilled that he agreed to come and speak at The Good Life Experience. He is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world, a fantastic speaker, and We're Going on a Bear Hunt was a favourite with all the children growing up.
4. ALL THE CHEFS IN THE CAMPFIRE COOKING SESSIONS!
OK I'm biased, but this year's chef line-up is our biggest and best ever, running from Friday through to Sunday. Jose Pizarro is a hero of mine, so I'm particularly looking forward to seeing him in action. Take a look at the line-up here.
5. BUSHCRAFT WITH AXE + PADDLE
We've been outside with our children for as long as I can remember, so I love seeing a whole new generation of children learning bushcraft skills that they will take away from the festival.
Photo: Paul Williamson
6. THE ALLPRESS COFFEE EXPERIENCE
This year Allpress are not only serving up their amazing coffee to festival goers, they will also be showing you their beans and teaching you how they sort them on arrival. I can't wait to see it.
Photo: Paul Johnson
7. CLAW'S CRAB BRIOCHE
This is the queue you'll find me in at lunchtime.
Photo: Paul Johnson
8. HEPPLE GIN BAR
Don't say I didn't tell you about the Hepple gin coctails. Say hello to Walter and Valentine behind the bar and tell them I sent you!
Photo: Vic Phillips
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