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21 September 2012

Thame Food Festival: 29th September 2012

In the words of Lotte Duncan, patron of the Thame Food Festival, it is ‘fabulous food fun’. The festival promises to be a showcase for all that is best in local food and drink and will be fantastic free day out for all the family in the heart of the historic market town.
Thame has a thriving agricultural heritage and provides the perfect setting for the festival.

Now in its fifth year there will be a line-up of star chefs and celebrities in the cookery theatre including Adam Simmonds of Michelin starred restaurant Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House in Marlow, Laurie Gear of The Artichoke in Amersham and Marcus Bean celebrity TV chef who runs The New Inn Pub, Baschurch.

Raymond Blanc will be signing copies of his cook books at the ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ stall as well as giving a demo in the cookery theatre with Kush. Festival regulars Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi have entitled their demo ‘Cucina Contadina’ – The Peasant Kitchen.

In addition to the cookery theatre there will also be food related demos, workshops and talks – in the AGA shop, the Town Hall and the stables of The James Figg Free House.

As part of the lengthy line-up of food producers taking part will be four of our Artisan Food Trail members. They are:

Mortimer Chocolate Company – Award Winning Chocolate Powders; to make delicious hot chocolate, ideal for creating stunning chocolate recipes and for melting and dipping, they even have a fondue for the BBQ.

Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars – Artisan maker of fine fruit vinegars and herb jellies. Balanced recipes allow maximum versatility in the kitchen ensuring that the true aromas of all the flavours shine through.

Cotswold Gold – Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil grown and produced on the family farm by Charlie. This is a very healthy and versatile oil for all culinary needs.

David's Chilli Oil – A rich, exotic, healthy and intensely flavoured chilli oil perfect for drizzling over food, cooking, marinating and dipping. Made with quality produce from the Cotswolds.

For more information about the festival visit the website: www.thamefoodfestival.co.uk
You can also download a PDF of the programme here

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