Food is Fun!

PUBLISHED: 11:38 17 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:58 18 June 2010

THE Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is a weekend of fabulous food, drink and live entertainment taking place in Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle Courtyard from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April.

THE Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is a weekend of fabulous food, drink and live entertainment taking place in Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle Courtyard from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April.

And James Chubb, East Devon District Council's Education Ranger, will be playing an important part in the Festival. Not only has he been asked to give a presentation at the festival conference about the educational work the District Council is doing with local schools and food, he is also hosting the Food is Fun marquee, sponsored by Darts Farm.

This is a chance for the whole family to take part in the action packed line-up of cookery demonstrations, as well as lots of food and drink fun and games.

In the Aga demo kitchen, the following will line up over the three days.

Friday 17 April

Rod and Ben's vegetable soup demo

Tuscan vs Locals Ready Steady Cook Round 1

Suits vs Suits RSC Round 2

BBC1's Susy Atkins' wine tasting session - local and Tuscan wine

Grand final of Ready Steady Cook

Saturday 18 April

James Chubb fish cookery demo

Mary Berry cookery demo

Ice cream making with Matt Mason of Jack in the Green

Cheese tasting workshop with Mary Quicke of Quickes Traditional

Real Ale tasting with Red Rock and Otter Vale Breweries.

Sunday 19 April

Food and Fitness with the Exeter Chiefs

Roast meat masterclass with Gerald David & Family butchers

Chocolate tasting with South Devon Chilli Farm

Cider tasting with Heron Valley Cider

Cubs vs Brownies cook-off!

It will be a fantastic weekend of foodie fun, and as James and his team are housed in three giant tee-pees it will be easy to find the education area too!


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