Get your taste buds tin­gling at pop­u­lar an­nual three-day event

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

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 info@doy­oulove­ or visit www.great mis­senden­food­fes­ti­val.

Lucy Mor­gan gets to grips with bak­ing at the 2014 fes­ti­val

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