SERVING UP DELIGHTS AT FOOD FESTIVAL
Get your taste buds tingling at popular annual three-day event
THOUSANDS of people will flock to a popular annual food festival this Easter weekend.
The Great Missenden Food Festival will take place in Buryfield, Link Road, Great Missenden, from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
The festival is open 10am to 5pm on Friday, Sunday and Monday and 10am to 6pm on Saturday.
More than 100 exhibitors, both local and from across the UK, will be at this year’s event selling a range of products.
This year’s Street Food Avenue will offer a variety of international cuisine including American barbecue, South African cuisine and Americana inspired hot dogs, as well as a good selection of vegetarian offerings including gourmet grilled cheese toasties, noodles and halloumi wraps.
New for this year is cook along master classes and cook along barbecue master classes.
This free of charge attraction allows people to cook along with an expert chef in real time.
At the cooking master class, people will learn useful skills that will last a lifetime including filleting fish and preserving.
There is also a session just for children aged 12 to 16 years.
There will be four barbecue master classes a day, where people will get expert tuition in how to make the most from their barbecue. This session is also free.
Also new this year is foraging walks, taking place on the Friday and Saturday only.
This free of charge attraction allows people to go on a foraging walk with expert forager Matt Normansell. The walks last for approximately 45 minutes and aim to give people an introduction to the wild edibles all around us.
Another new attraction this year is a live music stage and picnic area.
London based singer/ songwriter Rodney Branigan will play two sessions each day at the festival from 12pm.
This year’s celebrity chef demonstrations are by Sunday Brunch’s Simon Rimmer at 3pm on Sunday and Great British Bake Off Finalist 2015 Ian Cumming on Monday at 10.30am and 2pm.
The festival also hosts a range of children’s activities, a craft and gift exhibitor area and a live cookery theatre.
There is also a new onsite parking area this year meaning parking is free for all visitors.
Entry costs £3.50 (adults), £3 (senior), 75p (child aged six to 16) and £8 for a family (two adults, two children) if booked in advance by today (Thursday) or £4.50 (adult), £4 (senior), £1 (child) and £10 for a family on the day.
For more information call 02476 451 355, email email@example.com or visit www.great missendenfoodfestival. co.uk.
Lucy Morgan gets to grips with baking at the 2014 festival