Scorching start for Devizes Food Festival as stalls prove popular in the sunshine

Dan Scott and Megan Hawkins sell cup cakes at Devizes Food Festival. (PM1149) By Paul Morris

Diana Will, Peter Vaughan and Colette McGrarth during a cooking demonstration at Devizes Food Festival

Food writer and columnist Xanthe Clay at Devizes Foot Festical

Country Butchers Alex Eysey, Dan Curtis, Emily Brice and Dairen Nield at Devizes Food Festival

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Devizes Food and Drink Festival got off to a scorching start on Saturday as the sun shone down.

Dozens of stalls selling everything from venison to fudge filled the Market Place while the staff of Country Butchers, the main sponsors of the festival this year, demonstrated their butchery skills and provided advice on how best to prepare different cuts of meat.

The large marquee in the centre of the square also hosted Gianni Campanella of Dolcipani who had adapted a traditional recipe for Devizes Cheesecake, a local delicacy known for centuries.

Meanwhile, in the Corn Exchange, a number of celebrity chefs gave demonstrations of cookery, with food writer and columnist Xanthe Clay, whose mother Rosanagh Evans lives in Devizes, delivering a masterclass in the afternoon.

The festival continues this week with a famous foodie quiz at the Lamb Inn today, a Sicilian festival in Old Swan Yard tomorrow and a hands-on experience of bread in the Tudor period at Vaughan’s Kitchen on Wednesday.

On Thursday there is a bangers and beer supper at The Southgate Inn and a Bangla banquet at the Bengal Bite.

Then, on Friday there is a gala cocktail evening in the town hall, a pop-up restaurant at Erlestoke Prison and a festival of ales and ciders will continue at The Vaults in St John’s Street each evening until Sunday.

Full details of the events are available at www.devizesfoodanddrinkfestival.info

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10:56am Mon 19 May 14

stereotype old bloke says...

We love these event in Devizes, but the whole town was again gridlocked with traffic!
We love these event in Devizes, but the whole town was again gridlocked with traffic! stereotype old bloke
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1:05pm Mon 19 May 14

rikki7 says...

The main sponsor of the Devizes Food Festival is Martin Walker the local Estate Agent. The Town was gridlocked because so many people come through the place, if theyed parked their car they would see what a wonderful place Devizes is and how friendly the people are.
Love the events the town puts on
The main sponsor of the Devizes Food Festival is Martin Walker the local Estate Agent. The Town was gridlocked because so many people come through the place, if theyed parked their car they would see what a wonderful place Devizes is and how friendly the people are. Love the events the town puts on rikki7
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