Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tickle your Tastebuds

Food lovers are in for a treat next month when the Saltburn Food Festival takes over the seaside town.

Former Coronation Street star turned TV chef Sean Wilson and Radiohead’s personal chef Sarah Muir will both be cooking up a treat on a day packed full of fun and great aromas.

The event on Sunday, August 3 includes a street market featuring more than 60 of the North-East and North Yorkshire’s best independent food producers.

And it will be something of a homecoming for the leading music industry chef. After growing up on the family farm at Grinkle and training at Scarborough Catering College, she spent more than 20 years touring the world before returning to her roots.

Miss Muir has been Radiohead’s personal chef on six world tours, and has also cooked for Elton John, Madness, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, George Michael, The Spice Girls, Oasis and Robbie Williams amongst others.

After returning to North Yorkshire she has transformed an old farm outbuilding into the Arches Cookery School at Grinkle Park Farm near Loftus.

Coronation Street fans will know Sean Wilson from 21 years playing Martin Platt in the TV soap.

Since leaving the street, he has become an award winning artisan cheese maker, devised and fronted Channel 5’s The Great Northern Cookbook, and has cooked in several Michelin-starred restaurants.

Farmers’ Market and Food Festival organiser Lorna Jackson said: “Saltburn has a great reputation for real food from real producers."

“We’re lucky that we still have a lot of fantastic independent shops – a baker, the deli, two butchers, a grocer and a chocolate shop to name just a few – so the journey from field to plate is quite short."

“However, this isn’t always the norm in many places, so I think it’s more important than ever to celebrate locally grown food and the independent businesses that help to keep our high streets alive and kicking throughout the year."

“Last year’s festival was an amazing experience. Milton Street was pretty much transformed into a village in itself, and there was a wonderful sense of community around the whole day."

“It was an incredible street party, so we’re really looking forward to another great day in August.”

Miss Muir will be cooking live outside Real Meals on Milton Street at 10.30am, and also running a cheese making workshop at 12.30pm, while Mr Wilson will be cooking live outside Real Meals at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

The festival takes place on Sunday, August 3 between 10am-4pm on Milton Street.

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