Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival

A sunny summer’s day, rare in London and what better way than to spend it at a food and music festival.

Our recent Grazing Asia Supperclub collaboration with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation has strengthened our relationship with JO’s team and we were offered passes for the Big Feastival in Clapham Common. The Big Feastival is the first time that Jamie Oliver and his team have attempted a summer festival. It was a pretty massive undertaking and it was a big success. They sold about 11,000 for Saturday, which was the capacity for the day.

Luckily for the organisers, Mother Nature was kind and clear skies and sunshine reigned through the weekend. The Big Feastival has packed.

The main event was the Big Kitchen Tent where Jamie and his cheffy friends were doing cooking demos and book signings. This tent was mobbed as the crowd fought to get a glimpse of the cheeky chappie himself. It was about 5 deep so it took a while to edge our way into the tent.

Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

We managed to catch one of the cooking demos where Jamie and Gennaro Contaldo were doing their usual cooking/ comedy double act.

Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

There were loads of hot food tents selling their signature dishes and the queues were long at loads of them, especially the bar tents.


Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival



Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

Okonomoyaki from Abeno

Lots of family fun to be had at the Big Feastival with carousels and rides for the kids.

Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

After Gizzi’s cooking demo, she decamped to this old ice cream van outside the tent to sign her latest book, Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic.

Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

To end the day, we joined the frenzied crowd at the main stage to watch the Charlatans on the main stage.  Such fun. Roll on next summer til the next Big Feastival.


Win Tickets To The Big Feastival


The Big Feastival, a unique new festival that combines the very best of London’s culinary output with a weekend of top music acts has teamed up with to give you the chance of winning a pair of tickets (*each including 3 Feastival dishes) for this unforgettable experience.

Tickets include a choice of three meals from the mouth-watering ‘One Big Menu’, which has been handwritten by the Michelin starred list of restaurants specifically for the event. An all-star committee of food and drink experts comprising Thomasina Miers, Giorgio Locatelli, Peter Gordon, Jamie Oliver and Jonathan Downey handpicked each restaurant so that The Big Feastival provides the finest festival gourmet experience possible. Top musical acts such as The Charlatans, Soul II Soul, Athlete and Norman Jay (MBE) mean that The Big Feastival brings together the best things in life – friends, families, great food and drink and amazing live music and tons of activities for the kids – all in one place over one fantastic weekend.

Most importantly, this is a festival with a heart as all profits are going to The Prince’s Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation to help disadvantaged young people.

To Win – Do this for multiple chances to win
1. Make a comment with your name and email where you can be contacted.
2. Follow @SlowFoodKitchen on twitter, then make another comment below that you have done that. (Each comment is one entry).
3. Tweet this : RT @SlowFoodKitchen Win tickets to Big Feastival on #BigFeastivalComp RT to enter!

The winner will be drawn randomly at about 9am Wed 29th June and you will get your tickets by post.

Good luck.


Big Feastival Clapham Common

Grazing Asia Supper Club at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

What is Grazing Asia?
Over yet another meal, the idea to host a joint Asian Supper Club was hatched. Over the last few days, emails were exchanged and a meeting was held, over a meal of course, a name was coined (Thanks Danny), the concept was defined and the menu was decided.

Who are Grazing Asia?
On the Grazing Asia team are:

me – @SlowFoodKitchen
MiMi – @Meemalee
Luiz – @TheLondonFoodie
Uyen – @LoveLeluu

The Grazing Asia team is made up of a collaboration of 4 different British Asian food bloggers of different nationalities (Vietnamese, Japanese, Burmese and Malaysian).

Two of whom have been featured internationally for their cooking skills/supperclubs:

Uyen Luu who runs Fernandez and Leluu Supperclub
Luiz Hara who runs the London Cooking Club

Grazing Asia Events:
The first event is on 19th June 2011, and will be held at Jamie Oliver’s Test Kitchens at Fifteen. All proceeds from this event will be for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation.

For this event specifically we are being joined by Jamie Oliver’s website editor Danny McCubbin.

To book tickets, news on upcoming events and all sorts of other goodies, head over to our new website and also follow us on Twitter @GrazingAsia

Am so thrilled to be part of this Supper Club with this dynamic team of food bloggers but am a wee bit apprehensive to have to cook for so many people. Hope to see you at one of the events soon.

Grazing Asia Supperclub