Food is the star at festival

Northamptonshire Food Festival 2012 at Holdenby Hall. Pictured Garry Evans making a giant Paella

Northamptonshire Food Festival 2012 at Holdenby Hall. Pictured Garry Evans making a giant Paella

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People with great taste were lured to the Northamptonshire Food Show @ Holdenby once again for a weekend which stimulated all the
senses.

Exhibitors and visitors alike were treated to a weekend of food, drink and cookery demonstrations at the annual show, held at Holdenby House, for the sixth successive year.

Local producers showed off their wares during the two-day show, with award-winning jams, chutneys and pickles sitting alongside sausages, oils, beers and fruit juices – with visitors able to sample the goods.

The event featured a host of live cookery demonstrations and the ‘Master Class Marquee’ giving visitors the opportunity to take part in cookery lessons to learn professional knife skills and tips on how to make homemade sausages, fresh pasta and chocolate truffles.

Visitors were treated to demonstrations by leading chefs from the county and the Lowther family’s very own housekeeper Sarah Favell.

Sarah gave a demonstration showing people how the kitchen garden is used to its full potential, following an informative tour of the garden by head gardener Matt Hughes.

Sponsors Bells with Aga also had cookery demonstrations and Land Rover were on hand to show people around their newest cars.

The NFU Roadshow also came to Holdenby showing visitors where food comes from, giving an informative yet fun guide.

An event spokesman said: “Many stallholders sold out of produce on both days and everybody left smiling having enjoyed a wonderful day out.

“We are looking forward to next year already.”