Delicacies from Antigua and Barbuda were on display at the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival last weekend.
This is the first time that the twin-island nation, through the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority exhibited the island’s mouth-watering delicacies including saltfish, fungi, goat water with fried dumplings, seasoned rice, sugar cake, and rum cake
Antiguan caterers living in London provided the food with special guest Kareem Roberts, son of Antiguan cricketing legend Sir Andy Roberts, joining the stand following his appearance on the Great British Menu to discuss Antigua and Barbuda’s culinary delights.
“At the wider festival, there were demonstrations and interviews with the culinary world’s leading voices at the Main Stage teaching guests how to make delicious dishes in the Masterclass Theatres. The legendary celebrity chef Andi Oliver appeared in the Speakers Corner followed by a book signing of her recent book Pepperpot Diaries,” according to a press statement from the Tourism Authority
The statement further states that on the exhibition floor, a wide array of exhibitors from across the globe offered samples and expertise, while in the Marketplace, visitors were able to buy gifts, source rare ingredients for their store cupboards, and enjoy some of London’s best street food all in one place.
Director UK & Europe for the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Cherrie Osborne, says
“We were thrilled to be exhibiting for the first time at such a prestigious event which was attended by so many keen travelers”
Adding, “The National Geographic Food Festival is a fantastic way to share Antigua and Barbuda’s gastronomy with foodies, inspiring them to consider the islands for their next culinary holiday. We were especially excited to promote Restaurant Week 2024 following the incredible success of the 2023 iteration.”
The National Geographic Travellers Food Festival was held from 15th – 16th July 2023, bringing together famous chefs, authors, and experts to celebrate food and travel
Over 7,000 food-lovers visited the London’s Business Design Centre for the event.