Food fest returns

PUBLISHED: 14:08 20 October 2015

Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival, Stefanos Homemade food Jules Salvati serving Victoria Holland and Gemma Skiba.

Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival, Stefanos Homemade food Jules Salvati serving Victoria Holland and Gemma Skiba.


BURNHAM Food Festival is back for another day of good food, drink and entertainment in the town’s centre on October 31.

Now back for its seventh version of the popular festival, which attracted around 20,000 people to the town when it last appeared in May, the event’s organisers are promising this month’s will be bigger and better than ever.

The bi-annual event will have a harvest theme when it takes over High Street, Victoria Street, Princess Street and College Street and include more than 100 stalls from around the local area.

The Burnham Bake-Off, which you can still enter, will return with the harvest theme in mind, with judges looking to sample budding bakers’ bread, Christmas cake and carrot cake in addition to the usual creations.

Bini Ludlow will return to the festival to showacse her authentic Indian cooking, having written blogs for the Huffington Post on the subject as well as running her own cookery school in the Somerset countryside.

She will be joined by Venetia Cameron-Rose, who runs cookery courses based towards young, aspiring chefs, and Nigel and Pat Smith, a father-and-son duo who are past winners of the Burnham Bake-Off, will also demonstrate their baking prowess.

Beverley Milner Simonds, who organises the festival with wife Sarah, told the Mercury: “This is going to be the biggest and best festival we have put on and we have got three great chefs putting on demonstrations, the baking competition and some great live music.

“For the first time bakers will also have the opportunity to sample their competitors’ cakes – so it’s time to get cooking.”

You can download an entry form for the Burnham Bake-Off from the food festival website, and bakes must be received by 2pm on the day of the festival.

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