The Foodies Festival: Gala of gourmet comes to Yorkshire

The event will have dozens of stalls with tasty wares to sample and buy.
The event will have dozens of stalls with tasty wares to sample and buy.
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One of the UK’s biggest culinary festivals is on its way to Yorkshire, and is set to feature a range of mouth-watering dishes and demonstrations.

The Foodies Festival takes place between August 21 and 23 at Harrogate’s Ripley Castle and will include masterclasses from a whole host of Michelin-starred and celebrity chefs, who will be helping to tantalise tastebuds with new recipes and flavours.

Celebrity foodies such as Rosemary Schrager and Rachel Green are among the guests.

Others making an appearance will include ITV’s Food Glorious Food winner Rahila Hussain, who is from Bradford; Ping Coombes, the 2014 MasterChef winner; and Jackie Kearney, MasterChef finalist and founder of Hungry Gecko.

The festival is now in its 10th year and will feature dishes from across the world.

Speaking about the event, festival director Sue Hitchen said: “We are delighted to bring Foodies Festival to Yorkshire this summer, showcasing the region’s natural larder of quality produce and abundance of local producers in our Producers Market. With over 200 artisan producers to shop from, with a Deliciously Yorkshire section, visitors will be spoilt for choice with samples and for what to buy to take home and enjoy.”

This year’s festival will include a barbecue arena, Champagne and Craft Beer Theatre and a Street Food Avenue, as well as masterclasses in a variety of food-related subjects such as beekeeping, foraging, cake baking and even chocolate sniffing.

The family event will also include cookery workshops for the little ones, stalls, drinks and cocktails in addition to live music.

Joanne Mjadzelics

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