Foodies Festival wraps up another wildly successful food festival season this weekend, August 24th to 26th, in the beautiful South Park of Oxford, England. With a Cake & Chocolate Theatre and the always engaging Chef’s Theatre, you’ll be sure to find treats both sweet and savoury to tide you over until the first Foodies Festival of 2014.
“Foodies Festival is delighted to return to Oxford South Parks this August. Foodies now hosts eight events across the UK which have attracted over half a million food-loving visitors. Always striving to be at the vanguard of British food and drink activity, this year’s new features include a Cake & Chocolate Theatre and BBQ Arena as well as many exclusive product launches including Pinkster Gin.
Top chefs from the local area, including 2013 MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen and ITV’s Food Glorious Food contestant Bini Ludlow join Michelin-starred Gary Jones from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Alex MacKay author of Everybody Everyday, TV chef and writer Sophie Grigson, Michael North of The Nut Tree, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi of The Caldesi Cookery School and Max Mason of The Big Bang will cook their signature summer dishes live in the Chefs’ Theatre and explain how amateur cooks can prepare the same dishes at home.
Gary Jones said: “I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Oxford Foodies Festival South Parks. Bring all the family and let’s have some fun. It’s a great chance to meet our fantastic local suppliers. See ya there!”
“Now in its seventh year, Foodies Festival has introduced new features to all events in 2013. These include a spectacular Cake & Chocolate Theatre in association with Electrolux. The crowds can indulge in delicious demonstrations in chocolate truffle-making and chocolate tastings with Coeur De Xocolat, as well as desserts and treats with Bonne Maman Madeleines. Also giving daily demonstration will be Fiona Sciolti of Sciolti Chocolate who makes award-winning botanical chocolates using local fruits, flowers, teas, herbs, cream and honey.
Foodies strives to bring new and innovative produce to their events and this year Custom Creams are bringing the world’s first ‘create your own’ liquid nitrogen organic ice-cream experience to Foodies. They can create any flavour of ice cream, sorbet or frozen cocktail from their larder of fresh, seasonal ingredients which they freeze then whip into a delicious frozen treat in less than 40 seconds.”