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Foodies get a taste of local produce

Bruno Silva making Spanish churros PNL-140428-085110009

Bruno Silva making Spanish churros PNL-140428-085110009

 

Food lovers have an appetite for festivals as one town welcomed its sixth annual celebration of food.

Brackley hosted more than 40 stalls from producers and retailers on Sunday as crowds braved the rain to get a slice of the action.

Organiser Julie Moore said the festival, held at the town hall, piazza and market place car park, was the best yet.

She added: “We had more stalls than any year since it has been going. And people still came down, considering the weather was a little wet.”

New attractions this year included the Tall Chefs, who wandered among festival goers dispensing handy cookery tips especially on the intricacies of making the perfect toast. Brackley Rock Choir were also a popular addition to the programme, entertaining visitors.

Also new for this year were sponsors Chilli and Pepper. Miss Moore explained the festival was a community day, with all proceeds going to producing the next year’s event. Therefore it had been necessary to invite a sponsor to add their support.

Having visited several food events, Miss Moore decided to convert her love of food into a festival for Brackley and six years ago launched the first one. Now it is a welcome addition to the town’s calendar and has grown each year with a bigger selection of stalls and visitors.

Miss Moore added: “It is a good way of people seeing who is there, locally to them, producing food. It is a good way for stallholders to show people what they have on their door step.”

 

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