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Foodiess get ready for Malton Food Lovers Festival
2:34pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 in Food & Drink
LOCAL chefs will be billed alongside top internationally-known foodies at the annual Malton Food Lovers Festival next week.
Sophie Legard, of Malton Relish deli, Anthony Gillham, chef of newly-opened gourmet pub, The New Malton, and Guenther Schwark, from the recently converted Mount Hotel, will all be playing their part in what organisers are saying will be the biggest and most exciting festival yet.
They will join internationally-known Antonio Carluccio, Matthew Fort and Tom Parker Bowles, all patrons of the festival, along with fellow patrons, Andrew Pern and Rosemary Shrager, who will also be taking their place in the two specially-created cookery theatres.
Adding to that will be some of Yorkshire’s finest chefs, including James Mackenzie, chef/owner of the renowned Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn; Rob Green, multi award-winning National Seafood Chef of the Year, of Green’s of Whitby; Stephanie Moon, chef consultant at Rudding Park; Peter Neville, from The Pheasant Inn, Harome, Yorkshire Life Restaurant of the Year 2011; Ben Cox, Yorkshire Life Dining Pub of the Year 2011 winner from the Star at Sancton; Lionel Strub, chef patron of the Mirabelle, Harrogate, and Edward Lee, chef from the award-winning charity Create Leeds.
New for this year will be the MasterClass Marquee, where patrons will be interviewed by Selina Scott, the festival’s first ever president. Some of the stallholders will also be talking about their foodie experiences and giving demonstrations, and there will be book signings, courtesy of Sokells.
This year, the Welcome to Yorkshire Taste Trail will have dishes from lamb samosas with a mint raita dipping sauce at St Michael’s Church to a trio of homemade ice cream, Yorkshire clotted cream, Sloe Motion Gin chocolate and local strawberries, at The Topiary Tree.
There will be a total of 20 tasting venues throughout the town, each one with a different mouth-watering dish to get those taste buds tingling.
Yorkshire’s finest producers and street food vendors will dominate the Market Place, while the beer, wine and cider festival will include 40 Yorkshire beers, including the exclusive ‘Cropton Two Chefs’ created by Andrew Pern and James Mackenzie.