Foodies rejoice – Bedford Today is teaming up with Bedford Food in a new column to keep you up to date with the best food in town.
Bedford Food’s Kevin Bacon (not LE Kevin Bacon) set up the social media site during lockdown and says he’s looking forward to sharing his passion for food with readers.
He explained: “As the world stockpiled toilet paper rolls and pasta after the world shut down due to Covid-19, I turned my attention from a photography business to a small social media account to helping those who are not so savvy by raising awareness about their business.
“It’s grown quite quickly and through collaborations with local freelancers, entrepreneurs, barbeques, local bakers and foodies, we’ve become the benchmark for everything in and around Bedfordshire.”
It aims to inspire foodies in and around the city, support the restaurant scene at foodie events, and shine a spotlight on our local culinary heroes.
He added: “In the same way that a picture can say a thousand words, I think food too. There is so much that goes into each plate and a good chef not only knows the balance of flavors but also the taste to experience.Like When Anton Ego in the Disney movie ‘Ratatouille’ is brought back to his childhood memory of eating the same dish and the emotions attached to that experience, I feel like we all share the same effect when we eat something prepared with a lot of love and heart.
“My love of food and all that it encompasses only grows year after year. From my earliest memories of my grandmother in her kitchen pouring her love and soul into everything she did, to Ainsley Harriet encouraging her fellow chefs to create a little piece of magic from a surprise shopping bag of items to close out each cook show ready and steady.
“Fast forward almost 30 years to a food blog and ultimately what brought my wife Sharon and me together. It’s fair to say that I now think about food more than my day job and it just seems to appropriate that this passion takes another form.” this column, I hope to share a slice of all things food locally and give you a real taste of Bedford food. Because unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, you’d know that although Bedford is a small town, it’s packed with a terrific collection of cuisines from a wide variety of cultures to amazing independents creating incredible menus to rival some of the best around the world.”