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21 September 2012

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival: 29th – 30th September 2012

The festival is held each year at Snape Maltings, situated on the river Alde in the beautiful Suffolk landscape of open skies, marshland and reed beds. For 2012 the event will be held over the weekend of 29th and 30th September.

This year the festival is expecting over 90 exhibitors showcasing organic vegetables, fresh and smoked fish, rare breed meat and game, cheeses, frozen yoghurt, jams, beer, wine and lager. Nearly all of the exhibitors’ businesses are based in East Suffolk, reflecting the high quality and huge array of food and drink in the region.

The Artisan Food Trail producers/businesses that will be attending are:

Alder Tree – Award winning ices are handmade on their fruit farm in Suffolk to a traditional family recipe. Made with only fruit, cream and sugar, they are naturally delicious.

Breckland Orchard – Award winning ‘Posh Pop’. Produced with passion and available throughout the UK.

Food Safari – Gourmet food experiences that go beyond a traditional cookery school. Unique days combine meeting inspirational food and drink producers with learning new skills like butchery and bakery.

The Artisan Smokehouse – A small family run and owned smokehouse on the Suffolk coast producing award-winning smoked food, made in small quantities to ensure quality and freshness.

The festival also hosts a two-day programme of talks, workshops and cookery demonstrations from top chefs. Confirmed Chefs that will be visiting in 2012 include Henry Harris, Matthew Fort, Angela Hartnett, Valentine Warner and Emma Crowhurst as well as many of the finest local Suffolk chefs.

For more more information about the event visit www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk

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