NEWS RELEASE - issued from the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum dated 10 April 2014.
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A Double Treat for Visitors at the Food & Spring Countryside Show - Sun 4 & BH Mon 5 May
This year’s Food & Spring Countryside Show at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum will boast two special guest appearances; celebrity cook, writer and broadcaster, Antonio Carluccio, and celebrity cook and writer Rosemary Moon.
The Museum is delighted to welcome Antonio Carluccio, who will give a talk in the Southern Cooperative Cookery Theatre at 1.30pm on Sunday 4 May, followed by questions and answers. Antonio will also be signing copies of his new cookbook ‘Pasta’. Rosemary Moon will be visiting for the day on Monday 5 May having attended the very first food event at the Museum 25 years ago. She will be giving fascinating cookery demonstrations with local restaurateur, Giles Thompson, and offering tastings of local produce. Rosemary will also be signing her popular new book “A Feast of West Sussex.”
Visitors can savour over 80 local food, craft and trade stands including dozens of food and drink producers from the region, plus seasonal rural demonstrations and local crafts. As well as the opportunity to browse and buy, there will be a number of talks and cooking demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre.
Richard Pailthorpe, Director of the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, says: “The Food Fair has been a fixture in the Museum’s calendar for a quarter of a century and we are pioneers in helping to promote local food and drink producers. The event remains as popular as ever and we are thrilled to have Antonio Carluccio and Rosemary Moon, who coincidentally was also an exhibitor at our very first Food Fair event.”