Full Lineup Revealed for Abergavenny Food Festival
To coincide with tickets going on sale for the Abergavenny Food Festival, event organisers have today shared details of the incredible toqued-up talent that will be attending the show between 18th September and 20th September.
Along with the previously announced trio of Tom Kerridge, Olia Hercules and the Hemsley sisters, Raymond Blanc OBE will be coming to town to discuss how life lessons handed down from his mother helped influence his incredible career. Much like the Frenchman’s fine food, his discussion with BBC Radio 4’s Sheila Dillon is sure to be unmissable.
Elsewhere, Yotam Ottolenghi will be appearing with Ramael Scully, who is head chef at Ottolenghi’s NOPI Restaurant. Visitors to Abergavenny Food Festival will be lucky enough to be among the first to get their mitts on a copy of NOPI: The Cookbook, a tome in which Ottolenghi and Scully reveal how to cook their boundary-breaking cuisine at home. For similar reasons, it’s well worth paying attention when Great British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn takes the stage, as she will demonstrate how her stylish bakes come together to form edible works of art.
Festival favourite Cyrus Todiwala OBE will also be on hand to continue to prove to our sometimes jaded palates just how tasty Indian cooking can be. On the other side of the fame spectrum, relative newbies The Groundnut Boys will be showing off their African and European fusion food.
If you’re just in the mood to pay a visit to Abergavenny to sample some fine food, then don’t worry, as you’ll be covered there too. In fact, Hang Fire Smokehouse – purveyors of murderously good barbecued pork and beef – will be preparing and smoking 600kgs of locally sourced Vale of Glamorgan meat for over 20 days before they consider themselves festival ready. If every trader prepares in such a rigorous fashion – and they surely do – then this event will be a guaranteed winner.