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Fleet's first food festival to feature Bake Off star

Some 50 food producers will take over The Views in Fleet for its first food festival, featuring cookery demonstrations, food and wine talks and live music

Matthew Horwood
Great British Bake Off finalist Beca Lyne-Pirkis will be one of the special guests at Fleet's first food festival

Organisers of Fleet’s first food festival are hungry for a bumper turnout on Sunday May 25.

All the ingredients are in place as 50 regional food producers get ready to take over The Views to present a food market, cookery demonstrations, food and wine talks, free children’s crafts, live music and a Pint ‘n’ Pimm's tent.

There will be everything from curries and Caribbean food to paella and pies, cooked fresh on site by a diverse range of world street food stars.

And whether you’re bonkers about bread, crazy for cheese or just plain hungry for anything homemade, the food market promises to please all appetites.

Great British Bake Off finalist Beca Lyne-Pirkis will be tickling the audience’s taste buds by demonstrating the skills she honed on the hit BBC TV show and talking about her time on the programme, while in the Cookery Theatre, a host of well-known regional chefs and restaurateurs will be running master classes.

Among those taking part are Andrew Ryder, head chef and owner of Hartley Wintney’s Phoenix Inn, Giuseppe Reitano of Peppones Restaurant in Crondall, Tina Suzuki from Yoshiko Sushi and Daniel Dobbs, chef at Newlyns Farm Cookery School in North Warnborough.

At the end of the day the audience will be invited to take part and judge Fleet’s first Big Curry Cook Off featuring Hook Tandoori against the Monsoon Restaurant in Hartley Wintney.

The event, which has free entry, runs from 11am to 5pm.

 

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