Marco Pierre White is a very nice man. And if comes to a food festival, he wants to really experience that food festival. I don’t know what it must be like as a food producer or cook, when you are minding your own business, selling your produce or your cookery at a food festival – and suddenly into your stand walks Pierre White, with a cheery, ‘Hi. My name’s Marco, what’s yours? May I try your food?’ But that is exactly what happened for many of our producers at Nottingham Food Festival last weekend, and of course they were delighted to let him sample their food – and he was delighted to eat it!