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Steak school at Towcester Food Festival

11th April 2017

A steak school will be just one of the new attractions at this year’s Towcester Food Festival on June 10 and 11.

It will be run by award winning butcher David Baker and take place in the Foodies Lounge, another new addition to the festival.

David will butcher a side of beef to reveal the rib-eye, sirloin, fillet and rump steaks and explain what gives each piece of meat its characteristic texture and flavour.

His talk will be one of series of free sessions in the Foodies Lounge. The talks will be delivered by local food champions and will be fun and informative.

They will also include some free samples and among the varied topics will be foraging for wild plants from Richard Mawby who lives off raw milk and what nature provides.

Drinks entrepreneur Laurence Conisbee, who has recently taken over the Wakefield Estate farm shop in Potterspury, will supply samples of his beetroot vodka.

Laurence, who runs the Wharf Distillery, will reveal the secrets of distiller’s trade and talk about how he makes his innovative spirits.

Talks in the Foodies Lounge run all weekend, are free and other speakers include cheese maker Gary Bradshaw, cider maker Phil Saxby and author Hanna Sillitoe.

There will be 100 stalls at the festival in June, all bursting with artisan produce, chef demos, wine and gin tastings, a street food market, live music and a free family circus.

Towcester Food Festival is a celebration of artisan food and drink and takes place at Towcester Racecourse on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11, starting at 10am on both days.

Adult tickets are £6 in advance, or £8 on the day. Family tickets are £16 in advance. Tickets are on sale at: www.towcesterfoodfestival.co.uk.

Towcester Food Festival is supported by South Northamptonshire Council as part of the council’s drive to support tourism and the local economy.

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