Here’s Fairlynch Museum Chairman Roger Sherriff wearing his Festival steward's t-shirt holding one of the prizes in the raffle which was part of the event.
This was another raffle prize: a hamper of delicious goodies donated by McMillans Deli.
I don't know what he's holding up but I'm sure it'll be delicious when he's finished with it.
I didn't know about Rotary Young Chef competitions until I found information about them http://www.ribi.org/what-we-do/youth-competitions/
There were things to look at, like this gingerbread house.
Or this Funky Apple Face.
As well as looking like an animal you could eat like an animal if you wanted to, with no one complaining.
Kids also provided musical entertainment as well as entertainment for the photographer. This is the Otter Music Collective, a group based at St Peter’s School.
If you felt like a pre-lunch drink there was plenty to choose from in the Public Hall. There was a bar run by Isca Ales where free samples were on offer.
There were special Budleigh beers.
There was wine from the Roncombe Valley, near Sidmouth.
And of course there was cider.
She's obviously enjoying it.
It wasn't just local food on offer. There were pizzas from Sidmouth-based Pizza Buona http://www.pizzabuona.co.uk/
Basque dishes from Goierri Foods https://www.facebook.com/GoierriFoods
Lots of choice here.
My friend Bernard, right, a Fairlynch steward, was tempted. And so was I, especially when Maite Mendia from Goerri Foods told me how important it is to eat at midday. She insisted that I enjoy a complimentary lunch of paella and meatballs. Very good it was too.
Plenty of time for a gossip over the greens.
Or a chat over the cheese.
Or just a good laugh with Councillor Tom Wright and his wife.
Then back into the Public Hall for another cookery demo by Olivier Guyard-Mulkerrin, from Les Saveurs restaurant in Exmouth.
He enjoyed telling the audience about the virtues of dogfish. Now, I've never eaten dogfish, and I'm not tempted to after reading what the British Seafishing website says about it here "The dogfish is not particularly nice to eat and has little commercial value, although it was once highly sought after for its rough skin which was used to polish wood and as a replacement for pumice."
I found Olivier's facial expressions as entertaining as what he did to the dogfish.
Someone in the audience has obviously challenged what he's said.
That knife looks pretty dangerous.
He is French of course. Well, Breton. Which is very different.
I'm sure his dogfish dishes are delicious. The restaurant gets very good reviews as you can see at http://www.lessaveurs.co.uk/ As indeed do The Victoria Hotel www.victoriahotel.co.uk/ and The Salty Monk http://www.saltymonk.co.uk/
East Devon is a very good place in which to live.
You can read about the Budleigh Salterton Food Festival at http://www.budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk/