Celebrity chefs to star at Northamptonshire food festival

Last year's Northamptonshire Food Show held at Holdenby House
Last year's Northamptonshire Food Show held at Holdenby House

All that is good to eat and drink from across the region will be on offer at the 9th Northamptonshire Food and Craft Show at Holdenby House, near Northampton, on the weekend of September 5 to 6.

The organisers promise the event will interest all food lovers, from the amateur enthusiast through to the most sophisticated gastronome.

Crowds gather at last year's show

Crowds gather at last year's show

Stalls will be displaying condiments, artisan cheeses, home-cured and fresh meat, dairy products, confectionery, bakery, wine, beer and other drinks, together with cookware and other related products.

There will also be a range of arts, craft and gift stands.

One of the highlights of the event will be a full programme of food and cookery demonstrations from celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt, who has appeared on Saturday Kitchen (BBC1), Great British Food Revival (BBC2) and Food Unwrapped (Channel 4).

He is the owner of the renowned Foxhunter restaurant and his demonstrations will be compered by Masterchef Ondine Hartgroves.

Among other chefs who will be exhibiting their skills (on Sunday only) will be Andy Kelly, head chef at Sophia’s Restaurant in Northampton.

Over the weekend there will also be tours of the kitchen garden with Matt Hughes (head gardener at Holdenby) gin-tasting sessions, birds of prey flying displays from Icarus Falconry, a living history display from The Earl of Essex’s Regiment of Foote, and have-a-go croquet sessions.

The show, which is supported by British Food Fortnight, will be open from 10am to 5pm.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults, £6.00 for concessions, £3.50 for children aged five to 16, and £18 for a family of two adults and two children. Accompanied children under five are free.

Admission also gives free access to Holdenby House and its gardens.

For further information and to buy advance tickets at discounted rates, visit www.oakleighfairs.co.uk/holdenby.