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Welcome to the 4th annual Best of Norfolk Food at the Worstead Festival Marquee 2014!!

We have again this year attracted some fine Norfolk Chefs and artisan food producers who will be showing visitors the delights of the Norfolk larder when they come to show their produce and skills at the Best of Norfolk Food Event at the Worstead Festival on July 26th and 27th .

Now in its fourth year the Best of Norfolk Food was an idea dreamt up by a few locals who wanted to promote the very best that the County has to offer when it comes to local produce and top local chefs.

A number of award winning chefs are attending and those confirmed to date include Roger Hickman of Roger Hickman's restaurant in Upper St Giles Norwich, Steve Norgate of the Beechwood Hotel North Walsham, Daniel Smith of the Ingham Swan, Andy Snowling of the Animal Inns Group of pubs and restaurants with Madhu Choudhry of Ethnic Fusion Cookery School demonstrating and selling her wonderful range of dishes and bhajis.

Artisan producers will be demonstrating and selling their wares with some offering tastings including Grimsby from Pye Bakers of Norwich demonstrating his ever popular bread making and baking skills and interacting with children to encourage them into the kitchen.

Early each morning on both mornings Alex Sargeant, award winning Barista at Strangers Cafe? in Pottergate, Norwich will take visitors on a journey through the world of coffee. You will able to get your morning caffeine hit to set you up for the day!

Candi will demonstrate how she makes her favourite fine chutneys, we'll also have confectionary by Pixie Hall and Rashid will talk about his wonderful locally produced Caribbean spices.

Along with all of this there will be fudges, cheeses, yogurts, chutneys, stuffings (yes!), a vineyard, cakes galore and some surprise demonstrations and foody talk.

For those seeking a sit down with something traditional the Queen Elizabeth Hall Crumpets and Trumpets are catering for the first time this year. Sit down and enjoy a cream tea in the relative calm of the Hall.

This is the fourth year that we have put on the Best of Norfolk Food Event and it is proving incredibly popular with visitors and exhibitors and this year will be our biggest ever. It's great to see how Norfolk has become so well known for its produce and cuisine with our chefs now being recognised on a national level. The County is now regarded as a centre of culinary skills with so many of our restaurants and pubs featuring in national reviews and features. Exhibitors and visitors love the friendly and informal nature of our event and come back year after year.

Saturday 26th July Sunday 27th July
10.30 Coffee Barista Alex Sargeant 10.30 Coffee Barista Alex Sargeant
11.15 Dr. Ken - "Where's the 'f' in food"? 11.15 Dr. Ken - "Where's the 'f' in food"?
12:00 Andy Snowling, Executive Chef, Animal Inns 12:00 Chef Madhu Choudhry, Ethnic Fusion Cookery School
13.00 Steve Norgate, Head Chef, Beechwood Hotel 13.00 Andy Snowling, Executive Chef, Animal Inns
14.00 Grimsby, Pye Bakers, bread making 14.00 Grimsby, Pye Bakers, interactive bread making
14.30 Daniel Smith, Chef Patron, Ingham Swan 14.30 Roger Hickman, Chef Patron, Hickman's of Norwich
15.15 Candi's Chtuneys 15.15 Mark Sayers, Head Chef, Saracen's Head
15.30 Steve Norgate, Head Chef Beechwood Hotel 16.00 Candi's Chutneys
16.15 Nick of Jonas Seafood, dressed crab and lobster 16.15 Rashid of Jamoroc talking Caribbean spices and chutneys

There will be other talks and demos throughout the weekend.

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