Foodies everywhere should rejoice that autumn is here, because as well all know autumn is the harvest season in many parts of the world and harvest equals lots of fresh ingredients for some mind-blowing dishes. There are quite a few autumn food festivals around the world, and if you love food just as much as you love traveling, then you belong among the participants. The beauty of food festivals is that they often help popularize cuisines that are not currently in vogue in the culinary arts, and finding new foods that you end up loving is always a win. So pack your favorite cutlery and some comfy clothes, and let your stomach lead the way to the world’s best food festivals this autumn.
Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival, Massachusetts
October is the month when the autumn harvest is celebrated in Martha’s Vineyard through this mouth-watering food and wine festival. The food on display comes from the island farms and the sea, and there are internationally renowned chefs who can turn these healthy ingredients into dishes that will make you stop in your tracks.
Spices of the Caribbean Food Festival, Santa Lucia
The island of Santa Lucia in the Caribbean is still sunny and warm this time of the year, and there is no better place in the world to experience the aromas of Caribbean cuisine. There will be cooking demonstrations, as well as cocktails with maddening finger food, drinks spiced with exotic flavors and all sorts of meals where the incredible exotic flavors of Caribbean cuisine are showcased.
Cornucopia, Whistler, British Columbia
Cornucopia is a two day long event in November which features not only food tastings and exquisite dinners, and late night parties with finger food, but also educational cooking seminars where you can learn a few good recipes or cooking techniques. Don’t miss the wine tastings!
International Gourmet Festival, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Gourmet food lovers and Mexican food lovers will have a hard time controlling their cravings at this great festival that has been held annually for over a decade. There are scores of internationally renowned chefs who participate to the events, and you will be able to attend dinners where the finest foods in the world are served.
Macau Food Festival, Macau
For lovers of cuisines from all over the world, the Macau Food Festival should be on their to-visit list in November. The food you can sample at the festival is grouped into seven ‘zones’: Chinese, Asian, Local, Greater China, European, dessert, and Taiwan Night Bazaar. In between sampling various delicacies, you can also watch performances, listen to music and play games.