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Cooking up a treat at this year's York Food & Drink Festival
Mustafa Arslan stirring a huge pot of traditional Turkish food at last year’s York Festival of Food & Drink
CELEBRITIES and Michelin star-winning chefs will be cooking with local produce at the annual York Food & Drink Festival next month.
The festival, which runs between September 21 and 30, takes place at venues all around the city, with live demonstrations from award-winning chefs.
This year’s line up includes a demonstration kitchen in St Sampson’s Square, sponsored by In-toto Kitchens, with a programme of free events.
Michelin-starred chef Bruno Loubet will demonstrate his takes on classic French cuisine, while Yorkshire’s own Michelin Star chef, James MacKenzie, from the Pipe and Glass, will also appear.
Yorkshire entrants from BBC’s Great British Menu will also be at the festival, and TV chef Rosemary Shrager will host the Taste of Yorkshire Awards at the Guildhall and present awards to Yorkshire producers.
A new addition to the festival is Eat Through The Ages, with Dr Andrew Jones from the York Archaeological Trust, who will demonstrate food and drink from Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian times.
Festival organiser Michael Hjort and Professor Paul Walton, from the University of York , will explore the science behind food, and giving visitors the chance to try nitrogen-cured chocolate.
Mr Hjort said: “We’re very excited about this year’s programme; we’ve got a great mix of Yorkshire’s finest chefs and some top drawer guests. The market offers great opportunities to meet a range of micro-producers, from honey to sloe gin and rare-breed meat to Yorkshire-grown chillies.”
For full details of the festival programme, or to book tickets, visit yorkfoodfestival.com