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Foodies head to Malton

Malton food lovers

12:00am 21st May 2011

This is the 3rd Food Lovers Festival and it is the first time that it is over a weekend, originally launched as a one day celebration of Malton’s top quality local food and drink producers, chefs, retailers and eateries and immediately attracted around 5000 visitors. It is free to enter with special car parking rates for visitors.

It is organised by the We Love Malton Events team - with Fitzwilliam Estates as the main sponsor, with regional tourism agency, Welcome to Yorkshire and Ryedale District Council principal sponsors. 

Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire, Gary Verity said:

“The Malton Food Lovers Festival was built on passion and commitment and has grown into an exceptional attraction for visitors to experience Yorkshire’s great culinary traditions and local produce, in a beautiful and historic market town setting.” 

For the first time there are four Festival Patrons:

Tom Parker Bowles | Brian Turner CBE | Rosemary Shrager | Andrew Pern.

There will be up to 100 food and drink stallholders, highlighting regional specialities and local produce in Malton’s historic Market Place.

There are two specially created cooking demonstration areas in the very capable, professional and frankly wonderful, hands of Elaine Lemm, - The Country Warmth Cookery Theatre and the Food Lovers Cookery Theatre.  These will showcase the talents of all the chefs. The line up includes the three other patrons plus : Stephanie Moon, Tim Bilton, Giorgio Alessio, Richard Walton Allen, Peter Neville, James Mackenzie,  Dan Farrall, Prett Tejura, Rob Green, Robert Ramsden, Sophie Legard, The Ramans and Bettys Cookery School.

First Time Welcome to Yorkshire Taste Trail will allow event visitors to sample and explore some of the great food and drink available in Malton. Organisers have prepared a mouth-watering walkabout banquet including: Giant Yorkshire Puddings with Yorkshire Beef and wasabi sauce, Sloe Cocktails, Scrummy plum and marzipan muffins, Filo baskets with smoked local trout, watercress and ginger, Lavender Cupcakes with Ice Yorkshire Tea, Sausage Tart with onion marmalade, Yorkshires Scotch Quails Eggs, Yorkshire Parkin, Yorkshire Curd Tarts, Pecorino shortbreads with new season asparagus, Specialist cheese platters, Thai tasters, Yorkshire tapas, BBQ bites and chocolate treats.

The Beer Festival has 33 Beers to taste, 25 Wines, Perrys and Ciders, plus tasting tutorials, an all day beer garden and evening food and music.

There is also an all day Farming Skills Exhibition | Street Food | 3 specially created Festival Sausages | Young Malton Chef winner | Book signings

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