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Free demonstrations by Rosemary Schrager and Candice Brown at Essex Festival of Food and Drink

Rosemary Schrager (12633578)
Rosemary Schrager (12633578)

Celebrity chef Rosemary Schrager and Great British Bake-off winner Candice Brown will be giving free demonstrations at the family-friendly Essex Festival of Food and Drink.

The eighth annual event, celebrating produce from across East Anglia, takes place at Cressing Temple Barns on July 13 and 14 from 10am to 5pm.

Candice won the Great British Bake Off in 2016 and will be demonstrating on the main stage, on Saturday, July 13, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, showing off her baking skills and passing on tips and techniques for visitors to re-create in their own kitchens at home.

She will also be meeting fans when she signs copies of her book, Comfort, after each demonstration.

Candice Brown (12633564)
Candice Brown (12633564)

Haute cuisine teacher on the reality television programme Ladette to Lady, judge on Soapstar Superchef and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Contestant Rosemary Shrager will take to the stage on Sunday, July 14, at the same times.

Visitors can enjoy her entertaining and no-nonsense cookery demonstrations and will be able to purchase signed copies of her book, Rosemary Shrager's Cookery Course.

As both stars are free to watch, seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There will also be a host of chefs from across Essex demonstrating the food on offer in their restaurants and over 100 food and drink producers, including the Only Way is Local

pavilion sponsored by the Chelmsford Star Co-op showcasing the best of Essex produce, including scotch eggs, pies and pates and puddings, jams and marmalades.

There will also be A Taste Of Anglia Producers Village full of up and coming new suppliers of delicacies including cheeses, honey, aperitifs and cider.

There is free entertainment for children including a gardening entertainment show and a sow and grow session from Lee Connelly, aka the Skinny Jeans Gardener and former Blue Peter gardener.

There will also be cookery classes from Italian cookery teacher Ursula Ferrigno where youngsters can learn to make fresh pasta. Glitter face painting and craft classes complete the junior programme.

The two outdoor food courts will have live music throughout the day and gourmet street food from around the world.

On the day, tickets cost £10 for adults .over 65s £9, disabled £9, carers free (one carer per disabled person), six to 16-year-olds £5. Under-sixes are free.

Visitors can book tickets in advance to receive an online discount. See https://essexfoodfestivalcressing.apteventspro.co.uk/tickets

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