Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

Harvest Festival of Food at Malvern Autumn Show

This weekend a harvest festival of food comes to the Malvern Autumn Show, headlined by none other than BBC TV Chef Tom Kerridge.

Taking to the stage, Britain’s best-loved publican celebrates the wealth of produce showcased at this ultimate harvest festival event. Otter Farm’s Mark Diacono hosts the Cookery Theatre throughout the weekend and a carefully selected collection of producers also bring a buzzing Local Food Market to life with the latest and greatest flavours from the three counties and further afield.

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Tom’s demonstrations on Saturday of the event showcase recipes from some of his best selling cookbooks. Dishes are given a local twist as Tom incorporates ingredients from producers selling their wares at the show.

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Cookery Theatre host Mark Diacono brings his flare for food and inspiration from his seven critically acclaimed cookbooks to Malvern Autumn Show. Mark has a long association with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, having lead the gardening team throughout the hit Channel 4 series. A specialist in growing unusual edibles on his own smallholding, Otter Farm, nicknamed ‘climate change farm’, Mark delights in concocting cocktails and deliciously simple dishes where flavours and fresh ingredients shine.

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Fellow foodies can enjoy the delights of Olly Blanc, son of legendary chef Raymond Blanc, as he hosts workshops to inspire the next generation of gastronomic talent. In collaboration with his foodie father, Olly is the founder of the app, Henri Le Worm. The app aims to educate and entertain young culinary stars with an interactive narrative where insect based characters tell the story of produce and how to prepare it.

Reigning champion of smash hit BBC series MasterChef: The Professionals, Mark Stinchcombe, also Head Chef of Eckington Manor, is in attendance. His Cookery Theatre demonstrations share his passion for locally grown produce and imaginative menus.

Malvern Autumn Show’s Local Food Market is a first stop for foodies. Rumbling tums can enjoy tastes from a plethora of producers and street food stalls. Thirsty visitors can enjoy a tipple while reclining on straw bales in the Westons Cider Garden. In the Local Food Market, Boozey Belles bring vintage inspired fruit infused vodkas in flavours including White Chocolate, Peach and Raspberry.

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Malvern Autumn Show takes place on Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September. Grab your tickets here: www.malvernautumn.co.uk or call 01684 584924

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