2015 Clitheroe Food Festival - photo special
PUBLISHED: 00:00 28 September 2015 | UPDATED: 20:24 22 October 2015
Brewers couldn’t pour the drinks fast enough as the sun shone on Clitheroe Food Festival.
2015 Clitheroe Food Festival
Canapés demo with Michael Heathcote of the Duke of York, Grindleton
John Cliff of Posh
Kay Fullertor, Cara Zawistowski, Scarlet Fullertor and Sophie Chapman with James Holden from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts
Port of Lancaster Smokehouse
Margaret Threlfall and John Jones with Thwaites dray horse, Star
Five year old twins, Isabella and Emily enjoy their ice creams
Julie Ryding of Signature Scones
Rachel Bell of James Baxter and Son stirring a king prawn and Morecambe Bay shrimp pasta
Pies, pies, pies...
The Seafood Pub Company's seafood shack
Kelly Wood-Barlow of Kelly's Kitchen
Adam Patel of Indian Delights
Cocktail hour with Callum Green and Alex Ashworth, Esc CC
Pudding Feast in aid of Friends of Chernobyl's Children; Rachel McMeekin, Debbie Corney, Ruby Islam, Ken Robinson and Jo Robinson
Lindsey Devlin and Jayne Everett of The Real Thai Pie Company
Paul Dickson at Pauls Kitchen holding egg custard cups
Roland Hailwood, Clitheroe Town Crier
Paul Williams of Choc Amor
‘It’s a cracking day out every single year,’ said Ben Croston of Poulton’s Fuzzy Duck Brewery. ‘Sadly we haven’t time to go round it ourselves, we’re too busy selling!’
The festival’s 120-plus stalls offered an overview of the county’s clearly thriving food and drink scene and the chance to indulge in its bounty.
Lancashire’s deep food heritage was well represented with the likes of Fitzpatrick’s cordials, R.S. Ireland’s black puddings, Shirley’s Pies, the kippers on the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse stand and James Baxter’s superb potted shrimps all in evidence. Newer additions such as oils and vinegars from The Gift of Oil, Capra Products’ cheeses and Love Cheesecakes’ puds were going down a storm too.
Julie Whalley who organises the festival thought it the best of the five held so far.
‘Afterwards I didn’t get a single moan from any of the producers, and that’s a first!’ she laughed. With an estimated 20,000 visitors, it is no wonder. Nibbling and sipping the samples, and enjoying the aromas of spicy Asian street food, paella and pizza, sizzling sausages and roasting pork, this was foodie heaven. And with that baking sun everyone was smiling - though the biggest grins were definitely reserved for those selling ice cream. w