Win tickets to Foodies Festival, Oxford

UK’S LARGEST FOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS TO OXFORD SOUTH PARKS

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August 2012

www.foodiesfestival.com

Foodies Festivals are excited to be returning to South Parks in Oxford for the third year running. It’s a beautiful setting for the UK’s largest celebration of food and drink, and will see visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on the vast array of culinary activities.

Read on for details of the festival and then, if you’d like to WIN a pair of 3-day tickets to the event (worth £36), email: editor@vale-life.co.uk with your name, address, telephone number and answer to the following question: Where does super chef Gary Jones work?
We have five pairs of tickets to give away. Hurry though – ompetition closes and winners will be notified by Friday, August 17th.

At the festival top chefs, including TV’s Sophie Grigson, Michelin-starred Daniel Galmiche of the Vineyard at Stockcross, Gary Jones of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Maxwell Mason of The Big Bang, Ready, Steady Cook’s Alex McKay, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi of Caldesi Cookery School, and The Daily Telegraph’s Xanthe Clay will cook signature dishes live in the Chefs’ Theatre and explain how amateur cooks can prepare the same dishes at home.

Daniel Galmiche said: “This will be my third year at Foodies Oxford and I have such a wonderful time that I always look forward to it. This year, I will cook recipes from my book, The French Brasserie Cookbook, such as cod, coriander and garlic parcels and grilled courgettes with olive oil and thyme.”

The popular Food and Drinks Masterclasses invite visitors to be amongst the first in the UK to sample new products, brush up their skills as well as learn new tips and techniques. There are 100 places available at each session, where experts will be sharing their knowledge and giving out samples. Over the course of the weekend there will be beer and food matching classes with Melissa Cole, author of ‘Let Me Tell You About Beer’, Discover the Origin food and wine matching with Susy Atkins, indulgent cakes with Outsider Tart, wonderful wines with expert Charles Metcalfe and fine Moroccan cuisine from Exotic Tagine.

New to Foodies this year is the Children’s Cookery Theatre, run by Beverley Glock of Splat Cooking and sponsored by Lakeland, where youngsters will be encouraged to cook up a storm. There will be all sorts of gastronomic experiments going on to keep the children occupied.

Also new is the City Beach – complete with sand, deckchairs and beach-huts selling ice-cream, tea and cocktails; Street Food Avenue – serving quality dishes from around the globe and the Great Taste Market – selling award-winning goods from the UK’s top producers.

Other features for food-lovers include restaurant tents, bars, a producers’ market and an exhibitor’s area.

Throughout the weekend there will be live music on the entertainment stage, including Gloria Miller Duo, The Coronettes and Contagious Vibes.

Tickets for Foodies Oxford are available from www.foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 995 1111. As a special offer for Vale Life Readers you can get 2-for-1 tickets by quoting foodies241 when you order your tickets.

Standard prices: Three-day ticket £18 (concession £15). One-day ticket £10 (concession £8). VIP tickets cost £38 and include a 2-course meal with champagne in the VIP tent, a goody bag and priority VIP seats in the Theatres and Masterclasses. Entry is free for children aged 16 and under accompanied by an adult. Price includes entry into the Chefs’ Theatre, Food Masterclass, Drinks Masterclass and Kids’ Cookery Theatres and they must be registered for upon arrival.

Times: Sat – 10am-7pm, Sun – 11am-7pm, Mon – 11am–7pm

 

Chefs’ Theatre Schedule

Saturday August 25th 2012

11:00 Casillero Del Diablo Food & Wine Matching featuring Beverley Glock

12:00 Gary Jones – Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

13:00 TBC

14:00 Michael North – The Nut Tree

15:00 Chris Bentham – The Black Boy

16:00 TBC

Sunday August 26th 2012

12:00 Casillero Del Diablo Food & Wine Matching featuring Beverley Glock

13:00 Maxwell Mason – The NEW Big Bang

14:00 Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi – Caldesi Cookery School

15:00 Alex MacKay – author of “Everybody, Everyday”

16:00 Paul Bellchambers – The Late Chef

17:00 Alex Head – The Social Pantry

Monday August 27th 2012

12:00 Casillero Del Diablo Food & Wine Matching featuring Beverley Glock

13:00 Daniel Galmiche – The Vineyard at Stockcross

14:00 Xanthe Clay – food writer, author & journalist

15:00 Andrew Kojima – Masterchef Finalist

16:00 Sophie Grigson – Sophie Grigson’s Cookery School

Food Masterclass Schedule

Saturday August 25th 2012

11:15 Try something extraordinary with Joe & Sephs gourmet popcorn

12:15 Indulgent cakes with Outsider Tart

13:15 Discover the Origin food and wine matching with Susy Atkins

14:15 Perfect pie making with The Posh Pork Pie Company

15:15 Pumpkin seeds and other tasty treats with Karantania Deli

16:15 Sensational seasoning with Flavour Magic

17:15 Traditional Jamaican street food with The Backyard Company

Sunday August 26th 2012

11:15 Try something extraordinary with Joe & Sephs gourmet popcorn

12:15 Indulgent cakes with Outsider Tart

13:15 Speciality cured meats with Spanish Hamaster

14:15 Perfect pie making with The Posh Pork Pie Company

15:15 Pumpkin seeds and other tasty treats with Karantania Deli

16:15 Sensational seasoning with Flavour Magic

17:15 Traditional Jamaican street food with The Backyard Company

Monday August 27th 2012

11:15 Try something extraordinary with Joe & Sephs gourmet popcorn

12:15 Indulgent cakes with Outsider Tart

13:15 Speciality cured meats with Spanish Hamaster

14:15 Perfect pie making with The Posh Pork Pie Company

15:15 Pumpkin seeds and other tasty treats with Karantania Deli

16:15 Sensational seasoning with Flavour Magic

17:15 Traditional Jamaican street food with The Backyard Company

Drinks Masterclass Schedule

Saturday August 25th 2012

11:30 Beer & food matching with Melissa Cole, author of “Let Me Tell You About Beer”

12:30 Unlocking the secrets of champagne with Charles Metcalfe

13:30 Wine tastings from Casillero Del Diablo

14:30 Discover The Origin food and wine matching

15:30 Portuguese wines brought to you by Charles Metcalfe

16:30 A wonderful history of alcohol in medicine, with cocktails from Kamm & Sons

17:30 TBC

Sunday August 26th 2012

11:30 Beer & food matching with Melissa Cole, author of “Let Me Tell You About Beer”

12:30 Unlocking the secrets of champagne with Charles Metcalfe

13:30 Wine tastings from Casillero Del Diablo

14:30 Discover The Origin food and wine matching

15:30 Portuguese wines brought to you by Charles Metcalfe

16:30 A wonderful history of alcohol in medicine, with cocktails from Kamm & Sons

17:30 TBC

Monday August 27th 2012

11:30 Beer & food matching with Melissa Cole, author of “Let Me Tell You About Beer”

12:30 Unlocking the secrets of champagne with Charles Metcalfe

13:30 Wine tastings from Casillero Del Diablo

14:30 Discover The Origin food and wine matching

15:30 Portuguese wines brought to you by Charles Metcalfe

16:30 A wonderful history of alcohol in medicine, with cocktails from Kamm & Sons

17:30 TBC

Children’s Cookery Theatre Schedule

Saturday Aug 25th

11:30 Perfect pizzas with Splat Cooking

12:45 Whizz bang jelly & ice cream with Splat Cooking

14:00 Tasty fruit tarts with Splat Cooking

15:15 Whizz bang jelly and ice cream with Splat Cooking

Sunday Aug 26th

11:30 The Magic Fridge stuffed sunblush bread with Alex Mackay

12:45 Perfect pizzas with Splat Cooking

14:00 Whizz bang jelly and ice cream with Splat Cooking

15:15 Tasty fruit tarts with Splat Cooking

Monday Aug 27th

11:30 Perfect pizzas with Splat Cooking

12:45 Whizz bang jelly & ice cream with Splat Cooking

14:00 Tasty fruit tarts with Splat Cooking

15:15 Whizz bang jelly and ice cream with Splat Cooking


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August 8, 2012

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