Friday, March 12, 2010

Glutton for nourishment?

Food tasting. Everyone loves the thought of it, as long as it doesn't involve boiled innards.

The general census is that food tasting couldn't be easier: when the fork comes to mouth, what's there not to like? But to do the food justice, you have to tweak your taste buds. It is easy to know what's bad and what's good but can you tell the good from the very good? If so, here is your chance to get involved.

The country’s largest agricultural show, the Royal Bath & West in Shepton Mallet, is advertising for a member of the public to join the panel of expert judges at this year’s event. A day of sampling, sipping and slurping. And very difficult decisions.

Applicants must be in it to win it. Shortlisted applicants will be put to the 'taste' test, proving their knowledge of local and seasonal produce.

To apply visit http://www.bathandwest/glutton-nourishment/122/ and fill in an application form. Have I done it? Definitely!

Did I mention payment comes in the form of samples from home-growing participators? I'm drooling already...but ff you'd rather stall-hop than scoff, you can buy tickets for June now, at



  2. Thanks Martin - the alpacas don't look too tasty...