Foodies Festival back with 10th anniversary celebrations

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 17th February 2015
The UK’s biggest food festival is back for another year but this time bigger than ever as it celebrates it’s 10th year with Adam Handling and Jesse Dunford Wood - Foodies Festival will transform Syon Park from the 23rd to 25th May. Adam HandlingMichelin-star chef Jesse Dunford Wood of PARLOUR will join TV chef Aldo Zilli, Matt Robinson of The Bluebird, Michael Weiss from Quaglinos, Steve Drakes of Drakes and Richard Kirkwood of The Wright Brothers in the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre as part of the celebrations. These top chefs will share their favourite summer recipes and tips for visitors to take away and impress family and friends with at home. Fans of MasterChef can watch 2014 winner Ping Coombes cook her signature dishes from the series also in the Chefs Theatre and try dishes from her Malaysian Pop-Up on the Street Food Avenue. Ping is also joined by MasterChef 2010 winner Dhruv Baker and The Professionals finalist Adam Handling. Visitors to the festival this summer can look forward to toasting Foodies’ big year in the New Wine and Champagne Theatre, where experts Neil Phillips and Charles Metcalfe will guide visitors through this season’s best British bubblies from the UK and around the world, while beer expert Melissa Cole hosts masterclasses in the New Craft Beer Theatre, matching foods with locally produced craft beers. Festival-goers can take a ‘How to Sniff Chocolate like a Rockstar’ or Chocolate Safari masterclass with chocolatiers in the new Tasting Theatre, while local experts guide visitors through Raw Food, Japanese Soul, Oyster Shucking and Bee Keeping. _MG_8572 The Cake and Bake Theatre is an inspiration for passionate bakers with top local cake makers and bakeries sharing their tips for baking delicious summer cakes. Visitors can also enjoy 3D cake modelling, Chocolate Making and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village selling bakes, jams, gadgets and baking essentials. After the introduction of street food to Foodies Festival in 2012, the Street Food Avenue has become a feasting hub, offering a huge selection of hot and cold dishes from around the world. Japanese, Thai, Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican, French and African are just some of the cuisines visitors can tuck into at communal tables in the Feasting Tent this year. Biscuit Butter, Snowdonia Cheese, Get Fruity, That Hungry Chef and Riverford Organics join the 200 exhibitors in the Artisan Producers Market, where visitors can meet the producers and sample award winning cheeses, wines, bakes and condiments to buy and take home to enjoy. Little foodies can also join the celebrations in the Children’s Cookery Theatre where they can explore their taste buds and learn basic cooking skills with Kiddy Cook. foodies-festival-brighton-low-res-100After a day of food and fun, foodies can relax with a spot on the grass and soak in the atmosphere with live music from the entertainment stage and a refreshing cocktail, glass of bubbly or a Pimm’s from the Pop-Up bars and cider farm. Tickets are on sale now at www.foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 995 1111 Friday adult day ticket £12.00 (£10.00 concession) Saturday or Sunday adult day ticket £15.00 (£12.00 concession) 3-day adult ticket £25.00 (£18.00 concession)

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Editor 17th February 2015

Foodies Festival back with 10th anniversary celebrations