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Dartmouth Food Festival in South Devon celebrates its 10th birthday and this year’s festival
runs from October 26th to 28th 2012 and the theme in our Jubilee and Olympic year is
Great British Food. The festival just grows and grows in popularity and this year we are
happy to boast that the following world class chefs and wine connoisseurs have already
confirmed for this year’s cookery demonstrations and discussions including Mitch Tonks,
Mark Hix, James Tanner, Fiona Beckett, Giles Coren, Henry Dimbleby, Thomasina Miers,
Holly Jones, David Jones, Richard Bertinet, Tom Parker Bowles, Joyce Molyneux,
Matthew Fort, Jane Baxter, Christine Smallwood, Steve Lamb (River Cottage), Mark
Puckey (Rick Stein’s Food Academy), Serin Aubrey and Monty Halls. Also Hardeep Singh
Kohli comedy & curry making evening and Opera on the Run are getting involved as well.

Due to the success of the festival last year we will have even bigger marquees on the
Embankment overlooking the River Dart specialising in seafood together with over 100
different South West food and drink stalls in the Old Market Square. The festival kicks off
with the Opening Night on October 25th with a Pie and Puds Street Party Evening in the
Flavel - think 50’s street party atmosphere with hearty pies, pickles and puds. Thursday
daytime it’s the Children’s day where they meet local producers, farmers and their animals,
make pizzas and sausages, meet sheep, guess the vegetable by touch, eat cream teas,
stroke fish and octopus on the fish stalls together with quizzes and fun and games - all the
local primary schools are invited for a truly fun, exciting and educational day.

Three demo theatres, will have the famous chefs, cooking, demonstrating and answering
cookery queries in back to back food demonstrations over the three days – there will be
the usual Saturday Morning Kitchen in the Flavel with Thomasina Miers and Richard
Bertinet and Sunday brunch cooked by the three favourite local B & B owners. This year
there will also be a cooking school area in Royal Avenue Gardens sponsored by Manna
from Devon Cookery School doing workshops including bread making, fish filleting and
knife skills, together with a hands on demo area for all to get involved.

David Jones, chairman of the Food Festival is delighted that such celebrated chefs are
coming together to headline the Dartmouth event together with the glut of talent of
Dartmouth chefs “Each of them has their own style and passions” he explained, “together
they represent everything that’s great about British cooking and we are honoured to
welcome them all to the Festival. Food is for everyone, not just a few and it’s important to
us that all can enjoy and support the event. That’s why I’m delighted to see so many
different elements of the town getting involved and taking advantage of it”.

For more details visit the official Dartmouth Food Festival website at
www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com or contact David Jones, Food Festival Chairman
01803 752943, info@mannafromdevon.com

Photo gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mannafromdevon/sets/72157621758182088
and also on the website www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com
September 18th 2012

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