Things you must do at Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny’s weekend-long festival of food, drink and foraging already has an excellent reputation and, like good wine, it gets better every year. Expect beautifully stocked stalls, demos, talks and fascinating activities such as guided wild food walks. The programme also includes masterclasses from top chefs and food writers including some of Wales’ finest culinary stars. Even the decor – different each year – is a feast for the eyes. According to Observer Food Monthly, “Abergavenny is to food as Cannes is to film – an annual festival for spotting rising stars in Britain’s artisan food firmament.” Here our some of our top picks from this years programme.

Go Foraging with Adele Nozedar: One Thousand Footsteps Forage

When? Sat, 17 Sep 2016, 09:45 to 12:30
Where? Please meet at Abergavenny Bus Station, at the bottom of Cross Street, 15 minutes prior to the start of the forage.  
How Much? £15


Adele Nozedar of Brecon Beacons Foraging will lead a forage based on her ‘One Thousand Footsteps’ menu, using ingredients, both wild and cultivated, from within a mile of her front door. The One Thousand Footsteps concept is not just about food, but an approach to living which continually challenges your resourcefulness.

Bring along suitable footwear for exploring the countryside and clothing for all weathers, just in case!

Try Seaweed Gin at the Gin Palace

Award-winning farmhouse distillery, Dà Mhìle’sDà Mhìle’s latest masterpiece fresh from the still!  Made in West Wales, this seaweed gin is produced with a cut-down, hand selected variant of botanicals added to their small batch gin.  Designed to complement seafood, it is infused with handpicked seaweed from the Celtic coast, giving it a lovely light green hue.

Get a sneak preview of MasterChef Monica Galetti’ book; ‘The Skills’

When? Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:30
Where? Borough theatre
How much? £15

MasterChef: The Professionals presenter, Monica Galetti will talk exclusively to food critic, William Sitwell about her new cookbook, ‘The Skills’. The book will be released on 6 October so this is your chance to get a sneak preview and hear about the inspiration behind it.

Senior sous chef at two Michelin star Le Gavroche until 2015, Monica is now a MasterChef: The Professionals presenter and has published several successful cookbooks.
This event will be followed by a book signing.

Book deal
Two event tickets and copy of the Skills cook book £42.50
One event ticket and copy of the Skills cook book £30

Get some tips from Great British Bake off Builder-Richard Burr

When? Sat, 17 Sep 2016-12:00 to 13:00
Where? Masonic Hall
How Much? £9

Great British Bake Off builder turned baker, Richard Burr will give you the essential toolkit on how to be a star baker with recipes from his debut cookbook, Bake it Yourself.

Born and raised in North London, Richard was a finalist on The Great British Bake Off 2014, having won the Star Baker accolade a record five times. Richard is a fourth-generation builder who specializes in bricklaying and plastering. He recently graduated with a BSc in Biodiversity & Conservation.

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