October 13, 2011
Chicken and egg situation
Food4you is drawing to a close. And a festival like this should go out with a bang. The final flourish will take place tomorrow (Friday 14 October) and Saturday in Barneveld.
As the latest newcomer to the expanding food festival Barneveld enters the fray with World Egg Days. The humble egg should have its day, after all. And it gets it on the second Friday in October: World Egg Day, which is marked especially in Asian countries. But Barneveld has been joining in for the last four years. To keep the Netherlands, with Barneveld as the epicentre, on the map as the chicken and egg centre of the world. On Friday evening, top chef Huub Oudshoorn will be serving free snacks on the Torenplein, to the sound of the Barre Bloazers. Towards nine o'clock there will be fireworks from the old church tower. On Saturday, 15 large egg farms in the area will hold an open day (for addresses see www.wereldeidagen.nl). A golden opportunity to nose around the Rondeel chicken barn at the Brandsen family's farm, or the egg-packing station Eicom. Eggy snacks will be served in Barneveld's shopping centre too, and three shanty choirs will provide musical entertainment. At the foot of the old church tower, there will be children's games and the Oompah band De Struisvogels. A far cry from the siege which provoked a historic leap from this church tower in the 15th century.