Sunday, 23 September 2012

Aagrah Food Festival

Another 'first' for this year's Saltaire Festival was the Aagrah Food Festival in Roberts Park.

The Aagrah is a local Asian restaurant chain, based in Shipley, that produces high-quality foods that are justifiably popular among all sections of the local community. I'm not a huge fan of curry generally but the cuisine in the Aagrah is really tasty and very subtly flavoured.  There is a help-yourself buffet, so it's easy to try new things.

They have for several years been a major sponsor of the Saltaire Festival.  This year they had a garden restaurant in the park, where you could sample all sorts of foodie treats. They also hosted a series of masterclasses and demonstrations of Asian  cuisine.  Stephanie Moon, a well-known 'celebrity chef' (daughter of a Yorkshire farmer, who started her training at Craven College, Skipton) was also due to give a talk and demonstration.

This handsome young man was 'drumming up custom' and welcoming visitors; he happily posed for a photo. He is wearing traditional south Asian costume and carries a dohl drum.

An elaborately carved water-melon.













6 comments:

  1. Super photograph of the drummer, jennyfreckles. Nothing quite like the sound of the dohl in full flight.

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  2. It would be a shame to eat that watermelon.

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  3. Looks like there was some great things to see and hear.

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  4. Nice shot of the young man, and Wow, that watermelon is terrific. I'm not a big fan of this food, but I'm trying . . .

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  5. Sounds delicious and looks colourful. Those food carvings are amazing.

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