Cottingham Food and Drink Festival 2013

The first Cottingham Food & Drink Festival took place today in the village. Lots of things to do, see & buy. Chairman of the Cottingham Food and Drink Festival Committee, Cllr Helen Green and James Mackenzie, Pipe & Glass South Dalton are pictured at the start of proceedings, before Cllr Claude Mole, Chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council opened proceedings.

Cllr Helen Green & James Mackenzie

Cllr Helen Green & James Mackenzie

Cllr Claude Mole

Cllr Claude Mole

A lot of local producers were there displaying and selling goods and there was a marquee where Cookery demonstrations were held. Sue and I watched John Robinson from Whites Restaurant in Beverley making a lovely lobster dish and also a confit of duck – both of which were polished off by hungry audience members.

We bought a couple of things on the way home, some excellent walnut bread from Fullers Bakery, some equally excellent orange and whisky marmalade from Yorkshire Wolds Bees, and some stonking Wolds Way Chilli jam, made by Picklin Rics. This has a best by date of 1.1.14 – no chance of it getting past that at all!

A nice touch as well was the programme given on entry, which had a free recipe from each of the chefs who were giving demonstrations.

See the gallery for more images.

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