International market is back as part of annual scallop week

Flavours of the World international market at Rye SUS-180214-120219001
Flavours of the World international market at Rye SUS-180214-120219001

The International Food Market returns to Rye this month, and will set up on Strand Quay for two days as part of the Rye Bay Scallop Week 2018.

Flavours of the World comprises up to 20 carefully-selected international stalls with traders selling top quality artisan-produced foods and craft products from around the world.

A spokesman for the market said: “You have tasted baguettes, you’ve experimented with croissants and we all love a warm pain-au-chocolate.

“But how about a crunchy yet airy pain noix?

“Or a fresh and traditional tarte fraise, ou citron?

“Or mille feuille the way it was supposed to be done?

“Touring different themed markets in the UK annually for over a decade, Savoir Fayre’s latest market Flavours of the World is crafted to stir the senses and appeal to locals and tourists alike.

“The organisers have worked hard to create an international atmosphere so people can enjoy exotic flavours and unusual aromas and delight in products they might not otherwise see or buy everyday.”

The manifest for Rye includes stalls selling Italian sweets and biscuits and delicate nougats; unusual cheeses not easily found in the UK which reflect the cultural and culinary traditions of rural France, and a stall which sells cured meats and scrumptious rustic saucisson sourced from every corner of Europe. There are also specialist stalls offering an unrivalled choice of ground coffee and mustards.

Beyond the stalls that tempt the taste buds, the market has traders who showcase the beauty of international craft traditions.

They include bowls and ornaments carved from Moroccan marble; Baltic amber set into handcrafted jewellery; finely woven Italian clothing; and rugs and throws from Morocco and Turkey. One stall sells an astonishing 60 varieties of beauty bars and natural soaps derived from olive and argan oil.

Flavours of the World will take place in Rye on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2018.

It is part of the Rye Bay Scallop Week, which runs from Saturday, February 24 to Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Restaurants will be showcasing an array of different scallop dishes. There will also be scallop events including tasting, cookery schools and demonstrations, live music and more.