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Thousands flock to food festival
THE tantalising tastes of local produce were enjoyed by the thousands of people who attended Salisbury food and drink festival.
The week-long event culminated in Sunday’s street market where 7,000 people packed into the Market Place to sample the delicious delights offered by 80 stalls.
With food from around the world coupled with local meats, cheeses, wines, fish and cakes, there were plenty of new flavours and familiar favourites to enjoy.
Street theatre, live cooking demonstrations and a baking contest ensured there were culinary capers for all the family.
The egg and spoon race was won by nine-year-old Isabella Ettery and Amy Daniels won the over 14s Salisbury-themed baking competition with a cake that celebrated the charter market.
Stuart Roberts, from Salisbury, won a luxury hamper in the prize draw, and entertainment was provided by Salisbury Area Young Musicians jazz band.
“We were delighted with how many people came along and enjoyed the market and the entire festival,” said Lucy Rouse from Salisbury Arts Festival, which organised the event with the city council.
“We had some new things like the egg and spoon race and the very successful Splat Cooking workshops and we got good feedback from all the customers and stallholders.”
The festival also included two wild food foraging walks with John Wright of River Cottage, a tour of Heale House gardens, wine tasting at Cambridge Wine, pizza making at River Bourne Community Farm, workshops at Waitrose Studio and storytelling at Salisbury children’s library.