Wakefield’s rhubarb festival set to be stalk of the town

Brian Turner.

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Brian Turner is just one of a string of celebrities set to appear at Wakefield’s annual Festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb next month.

The Former Ready Steady Cook chef will be joined by Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano and Rachel Green at the festival, which runs from Friday February 20 to Sunday 22,

More than 40 stalls will be selling a variety of rhubarb produce from bread, cupcakes, sausages and pies.

There will also be cookery demonstrations, street food and a Yorkshire Market during events in Wakefield city centre.

The festival also welcomes local chefs Heather Copley from Farmer Copley’s farm shop in Featherstone and Liam Duffy from Iris Restaurant in Wakefield.”

Coun Les Shaw, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “I’m delighted to welcome a host of celebrity chefs alongside our own amazing talent from local eateries.

Coun Shaw added: “Join the chefs as they share their favourite rhubarb recipes and cook up some tasty treats at the festival.

“And with lots more on offer, it’s sure to be a fantastic day out for all the family.”

Wakefield is part of the rhubarb growing triangle, which includes Morley and Rothwell.

The annual Wakefield Festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb , now in its ninth year, has attracted more than 125,000 visitors from across the country.

For more information aboiut this year’s festival, visit www.experiencewakefield.co.uk

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