2013 Araluen Fremantle Chilli Festival

Yes, Perth foodies, this weekend signalled time to unpack the chilli spoon and head to the Fremantle Esplanade for the annual Araluen Chilli Festival. This festival is getting bigger every year, and is a definite must on the tasting calendar.

We arrived just before the opening time of 10am on Sunday, and found a fairly large crowd already starting to form. Thankfully the weather was overcast and not too hot, better than the much hotter and humid day yesterday. On entering, it was obvious that there has been a layout change from previous years and the provision of extra shade was the most obvious addition.

There seemed to be a few new product stalls in amongst the usual suspects, and a substantial increase in the number of places to buy food to eat which was great. I didn’t buy much to take home this year – ok, I couldn’t resist the jaffa chilli fudge – and the best thing I ate was some chilli potatoes from Chef Nimrod Kazoom. Until next year…

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Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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