Banbury Food Festival 2018 from Ats Films on Vimeo.
It was eat, drink and be merry in Banbury Market Place on
Sunday 19th August, 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.”
Shoppers went home with new foodie ideas after attending
‘full-house’ cookery demonstrations by Jean-Christophe and other well-known
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
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.”