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Crowds gather at the tea stall
Crowds gather at the tea stall

Crowds feast at Banbury Food Fair.

It was eat, drink and be merry in Banbury Market Place on Sunday as thousands of people tucked into food with a difference and supped their favourite tipples.

The town’s annual Food Fair saw more than a hundred stalls stacked high with delicacies – made by local producers but with flavours from around the world.

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli toured the stalls with town mayor Shaida Hussain and liked what he saw.

He said:

“There is a real buzz about this food fair. There is an atmosphere that you don’t find in many places, and this lovely old market square is a wonderful setting.

“I am impressed by the traders. They are very knowledgeable about their products and I’ve come here today and learned new things.”

Mayor Shaida Hussain with Jean-Christophe Novelli at Brockleby’s Pie Stall run by Jay Jones
Mayor Shaida Hussain with Jean-Christophe Novelli at Brockleby’s Pie Stall run by Jay Jones

Shoppers went home with new foodie ideas after attending ‘full-house’ cookery demonstrations by Jean-Christophe and other well-known chefs.

Steve Fowell (known as the school chef), Andrew Scott (from TV’s Great British Menu), and Nick Bennett (a finalist BBC2’s MasterChef), also demonstrated their skills.

Young visitors were catered for at KidzKitchen where they created their own food.

It was a ‘two events in one’ day.

Banbury’s Flower and Produce Show – which gives local amateur growers and producers the chance to shine – ran alongside the Food Fair.

Gardeners, cooks and preserve-makers entered fruit, vegetables, flowers, jams, cakes etc into seven categories and 100 classes. Crafters and children had their own sections and the entries went on public display after the judges had finished their work.

Visitors examine Flower and Produce Show entries

Cllr Hussain said:

“The food fair was a great place for discovering new things to eat and drink. I joined thousands of people sampling and buying goodies we hadn’t tried before.

“I had a great day and went way over my intended budget.”

Cllr Hussain added:

“I was extremely impressed by the quality of the Flower and Produce Show entries. There are some very talented people around and it was great to see so many entries from new exhibitors. I hope they become regulars.”

The Flower and Produce Show was sponsored by former mayor and businesswoman Rosemarie Higham Stevens.

The Food Fair was sponsored by Magenta Storage, Cala Homes and ToastFood Design Agency.

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Flora Bella Flowers.

Specialising in weddings, events,celebrations and funerals.

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Need to hire a vehicle in a hurry with competitive rates – no deposits?

Banbury Van and Car Hire stock cars and vans of all sizes for whatever you need to carry.

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Contact our friendly professional team for assistance in choosing the right vehicle for your requirements.

Email:

Tel: 01295 256555 or 07888 747323

Web: www.banburyvanandcarhire.co.uk

Address:
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Speak with Gary at Intense Cleaning Company.

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All our staff are fully trained and insured.

Email:

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