Award winning chefs, delicious food, and exciting cookery demonstrations
combine to make the perfect ingredients for a visit to this year's
Great Yorkshire Show.
Chef Robert Ramsden hard at work at the 2006 Great Yorkshire Show.
Now in its 149th year, the event is renowned as a showcase for
fabulous food and drink from across the region, and beyond. This
year the North of England's largest annual countryside event
runs from Tuesday 10 July to Thursday 12 July at the Great Yorkshire
The Food Show, held in the showground's purpose built exhibition
hall, will again be the setting for a vast array of superb fare
from producers large and small. Many are members of The Regional
Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber (RFGHY), which promotes the
region's food and drink under the brand Deliciouslyorkshire.
Visitors will be able to taste, and buy, everything from hand-pressed
nettle and ginger cordials to venison burgers, toffees and fudges
This year, the Show, which last year attracted a record 135,111
visitors, is playing host to the launch of the Deliciouslyorkshire
Guide to Food and Drink 2007-8, providing up-to-date information
on the best of Yorkshire and Humber's producers, retailers, caterers
and distributors. There will also be regular demonstrations and
tutorials on their stand hosted by TV cook Annie Stirk, who has
worked on Yorkshire TV's "You Are What You Eat" and
Gloria Hunniford's "Open House" for Channel 5.
It's not just food from the region which is on offer, but delicacies
from across the United Kingdom. Visitors with a sweet-tooth will
be tempted by a 50in chocolate fountain, where they will be able
to dip marshmallows in pure Belgium chocolate provided by the
Essex-based Chocolate Fondue Company, while making a regular
trip 'down south' will be the Inverawe Smokehouse from Argyll,
Scotland, offering people the chance to stock up on their wonderful
pates, terrines and picnic packs.
Complementing the dozens of stands around the showground will
be cookery demonstrations. The 2005 Great Yorkshire Chef of the
Year Robert Ramsden, Head Chef at the General Tarleton at Ferrensby,
nea Knaresborough, is returning to the Great Yorkshire Cheese
and Dairy Cookery Theatre at the show, along with Chef Stephanie
Moon from Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate.
Making a first appearance will be Tom Van Heller, Head Chef at
Harrogate's Hotel Du Vin, while popular beer chef and TV personality
Richard Fox will be showing visitors how to include more beer
in your cooking.
The Leeds designer store, Harvey Nichols will again be represented
as for the fourth year in succession, Executive Head Chef Richard
Allen will be hosting demonstrations and there will be mini wine
masterclasses on offer.
Advance tickets for the showhow are now available.. For more
details telephone 01423 541000 or apply on line at www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk.
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