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10 reasons to visit Woking Food and Drink Festival 2015

PUBLISHED: 12:01 17 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:48 20 August 2015

Woking is making its mark on the local foodie map (Photo: Rob Toth)

Woking is making its mark on the local foodie map (Photo: Rob Toth)

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The table is set for the third Woking Food and Drink Festival, running this year from Friday September 4 to Sunday September 6. Here’s just a little taster of what you can expect...

Top chefs will be showcasing their skills in WokingTop chefs will be showcasing their skills in Woking

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine August 2015

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1 Watch Michelin masters, Michael Wignall and Steve Drake, and The Great British Bake Off champion, John Whaite, in action in the Tante Marie Culinary Academy Theatre. Also on the theatre menu will be a line-up of prestigious local chefs, including Fernando Stovell, Ben Piette, Daniel Britten, Rob Kennedy and many more.

2 Forage amongst some 70 food and drink stalls, which will be serving up a healthy portion of freshly-prepared hot dishes, local produce and artisan products.

3 Get a slice of the action by taking part in the festival masterclasses at the new Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Woking. Learn to perfect your pasta, master macarons, find out the trade secret of Tante Marie’s formidable twice-baked soufflé and much more.

4 Little chefs can experiment, play and learn in the Children’s Cookery Workshops. From preparing jammy biscuits and scones, to creating edible slime and mixing milk kaleidoscopes, adventurous little cooks will be inspired!

5 Add some sizzle to your barbecue repertoire with tips from expert chefs who will inspire, entertain and inform you that barbecue fayre is not just the sole domain for the burger and sausage! Tasty recipes will include Yorkshire pudding, roast garlic flatbread and even a chocolate orange pudding.

6 Prove your baking ability and ‘rise’ to the challenge of the festival Bake Off competition. Great British Bake Off winner, John Whaite, will judge and announce the festival’s ‘star bakers’ on Sunday September 6. So make sure yours doesn’t have a ‘soggy bottom’!

7 Get that personalised gift for a loved one or update your cookery book collection with a signed copy of the John Whaite Bakes cookbooks (and more celebrity book signings will be announced closer to the event).

8 Check out the sustainable and Fairtrade produce on offer at the Fairtrade and Family Quarter, hosted by the WWF-UK Living Planet Centre and The Lightbox, on Saturday September 5. Both venues are located alongside the tranquil and picturesque Basingstoke Canal, which includes an all-weather towpath – the perfect place to take a short stroll and burn off any excess calories!

9 Soak up some of the acoustic sounds from the talented local music artists who will be performing at locations around the festival.

10 And last but by no means least, it’s free to attend and take part!

• For more information, visit the Woking Food and Drink Festival official website at wokingfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

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