Red Hot Date in the Lakes

Red Hot Date in the Lakes

The Lake District will be red hot on 16th and 17th August as thousands of enthusiasts descend on the Chilli Fest at Cumbria’s Levens Hall. The brave will taste the world’s hottest chillies, including the rare Trinidad Scorpion grown by Lancashire’s Greenhouse Sensation, whilst the merely curious can watch salsa dancing and cookery demonstrations.

The north’s first chilli festival is being welcomed by grow your own experts Greenhouse Sensation. Emma Lowther-Wright from the company said “We hope to convince people that it is easy to grow their own chillies, so we will be on-hand to offer growing tips and advice as well as tastings from our own chilli crops.”

Greenhouse Sensation’s team certainly knows a thing or two about chillies. They grow thousands each year, have been regulars at the Southern chilli festivals for five years and several of the chilli farms in the UK use the company’s growing kits.

Many lovers of what some call ‘nature’s napalm’ admit to finding them addictive and chillies are celebrated all over the world for good reason. They are one of the best sources of vitamin C and are packed with antioxidants, vitamin A, potassium and folic acid, and they have been used to treat arthritis, asthma, constipation, poor appetite, indigestion, lethargy, tonsillitis and toothache.

Health benefits are only part of the explanation as to why these fruits have such a dedicated following. More telling is that they trigger the release of ‘feel-good’ endorphins, which lift the spirit. The hotter the chilli, the more endorphins are released, explaining why the hottest chillies are so sought after.

Region: All
Start Date: 16/08/2008
End Date: 17/08/2008
Start Time: 10:00
Venue: Levens Hall
Venue Address: Kendal, Cumbria
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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Name: EMMA LOWTHER-WRIGHT
Phone: 0845 602 3774