Halifax Food & Drink Festival 2013: A weekend of fine food with top experts

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Tantalising food, showman chefs and produce the likes of which you will not find on a supermarket shelf mark out the Halifax Food and Drink Festival as something quite special.

On the weekend of June 22 and 23, more than 70 exhibitors will fill the space around the beautiful Victorian Borough Market selling everything from infused chocolate and jazzed-up olives to jars of zingy oils and, of course some rather tasty tipples too.

It is the sixth Food Festival Marketing Halifax has organised but the second outside the confines of the historic Piece Hall.

It’s central location will make it even more inclusive encompassing the busiest part of the town where the majority do their shopping.

One of the biggest attractions will be the sizzling cookery demonstrations taking place in the Festival Theatre.

Once again there are some big names involved including the Design House’s owner Lee Marshall and his head chef Ben Varley, who people may remember from Masterchef: The Professionals.

Demo chef Phil Leverington will create his magic with a huge emphasis on local produce.

Simon Dyson will demonstrate cooking with venison; Porcus a small farm business from Todmorden will create pork dishes; Bradford’s Zouk restaurant is making the perfect butter chicken; Christopher Blackburn will share his sumptuous recipe of Yorkshire Pudding with duck and hoisin sauce which impressed the judges on ITV’s Food Glorious Food; Jason Main chef tutor at the Cooking school will be joined his apprentices – the chefs of tomorrow to show what they can do and Andrew Colwill from Coddy’s Farm will explain how to make tasty meatballs.

All in all a fabulous weekend-long extravaganza of food and fun.

Click here to view or download the festival map

For more details go to www.halifaxfoodfest.co.uk