chefs add spice to Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival schedule
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food Festival have unveiled the
line-up of chefs who will be demonstrating their cooking expertise
during the event.
than 70 exhibitors and chefs will take part in the Burnham-On-Sea
Food & Drink Festival on Saturday, September 28th - including
a great range of top chefs.
cookery columnist Joanna Weinberg, right, will be among the
five chefs appearing on the 'KDS Fresh Ideas Stage' at Burnham
Baptist Church on the hour from 11am.
have sourced some of the finest chefs in the West Country and
persuaded them to share their secrets, tips, techniques and talents
with you," said Festival Director Sarah Milner Simonds.
up at 11am will be Madeline Francis, the winner of the Rotary
Club Young Chef Competition and a pupil at King Alfred School,
who is returning to the demo stage after her debut in May. This
time Madeline will be baking perfect lemon drizzle cake. She will
also be a judge of the Great Burnham Bake Off later in the day.
pictured below, said: "Since I was a young child I have always
had an interest in cooking, learning from my nan and my mum and
the passion has grown. A major step for me in cooking was winning
the Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition and I represented
the school at the regional finals. My dream is now to own my own
specialist cake shop in the future."
12 mid-day, Deborah Durrant will be preparing delicious raw food
dishes. She is an international raw food expert and a specialist
in health and nutrition. She will be teaching how to make raw
food that tastes so good that you really wont know that
1pm, Somerset Curry Club pop-up restaurant and cooking school
tutors Chandeep and Manveena will be cooking Indian Street Food,
simple snacks you will crave! You will learn how to prepare 'Aloo
Bonda' with 'Coriander & Mint Chutney'. It is a crowd pleaser
and a family-pleasing snack. Aloo Bonda is a Potato spicy ball
covered in a gram flour batter and then fried. This snack is crunchy,
less greasy and ideal for vegetarians. The hallmark of this dish
is it is gluten free and delicious.
at 2pm, Joanna Weinberg published author, top chef and Times
cookery columnist, will appear on stage. She confesses to being
a "cheese/chocolate/red wine kind of a girl" who will
be showing the audience how and why to use chilli every day.
said: "In a perfectly cooked world, our kitchens would be
filled to the brim with seasonal vegetables, fragrant spices and
growing herbs. Without a second glance, we'd be able to conjure
up an original feast to sit down to at the family table every
night. But this is real life - and there's nothing so familiar
as the dilemma over what to cook today or tomorrow, or at the
weekend, for that matter. What unites all my recipes is that they
are about food that fits in with life. Because cooking should
be - as much as possible - one of the simplest of daily pleasures."
3pm, Stefano Silvati will be preparing quick, authentic Italian
food. Stefano specialises in home-cooked Italian food that anyone
can recreate at home using local ingredients. He also has a stall
at the festival in Victoria Street so visitors can take home some
of his prepared dishes.
at 4pm, Dr Nevin Stewart will be on stage demonstrating his simple
cider making method 'Juice and Strain', guaranteed to take the
labour out of making Somerset's favourite tipple.