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Salisbury Food and Drink Festival


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Salisbury Food & Drink Festival is set to be a fantastic week of foodie events, gourmet produce and family fun, bustling in and around the city.

The Festival runs from Monday 15 – Sunday 21 September, concluding with the ever-popular Market Day on Sunday 21 September to celebrate some of the region’s finest food and drink.

The Market Day will be bigger than ever, with the newly developed Market Place and Guildhall Square hosting more stalls of organic, gourmet, rustic and international produce than ever before, spreading into the Guildhall, Banqueting Hall and Crown Court.

Escape the stresses and strains of daily life with Wet Picnic - an eccentric ensemble of tea ladies performing explosive and surreal street theatre. Professional chef demonstrations will include Christine Wallace, 2013 Great British Bake Off finalist who loves to put her own twist on traditional bakes but whose passion remains for cakes and sugarcraft; Monica Price, national representative for the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign, who will be cooking recipes from the Co-operative Food magazine; Peter Vaughan, founder of Vaughan’s Kitchen and The Bistro Devizes, who frequents the small screen on programmes such as Dinner Doctors and BBC Breakfast; Jeff the Chef, a professional chef of over 50 years, who has just returned from a round-the-world gourmet trip.

During the week-long festival, join experts from Neal’s Yard to discover the healing potential and dietary benefits of foods and plants in their workshops, rambles and talks for the Festival. River Cottage’s foraging expert John Wright will be taking us on his always popular Food Foraging Walk and, new for this year, is John’s Cocktail Hour at The Cosy Club, making riotously delicious drinks such as Apple Pie, Pink Pint and Smoking Sloe Gin. For those with a finer palette, come to Cambridge Wines for a sparkling wine tasting evening. Preserving expert from BBC2’s The Big Allotment Challenge and cookery columnist for the Daily Telegraph Thane Prince will be sharing her knowledge of creating impeccable preserves. ‘Perfect Preserves’ will take place in the historic building of Fisherton Mill, a renowned contemporary art gallery and much-loved café.

In partnership with the Festival, Salisbury Arts Centre is hosting the stellar-cast foodie film Chef (2014) starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman, in which a chef’s passion for food is reignited when he leaves his job in a prominent LA restaurant and sets up a ramshackle taco truck. Over a joyous road trip, his Cubano sandwiches become an internet sensation and he reconnects with his estranged son, who he brings along as a sous chef. The sizzling script, spicy soundtrack and array of truly mouth-watering food scenes make for an irresistible, feel good delight.

Take advantage of the Food Festival’s exclusive events and discounts in association with eateries around the city, offering festival-goers the chance to indulge in a special meal or family activities. Relax into some early autumn festivity with Salisbury Food & Drink Festival for a rural city retreat, to sample the local foods and taste regionally made drinks.

Ticketed events go on sale on 4 August at

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