Pictures from the Northants Food Show

Photos by Matt Wright

The Northamptonshire Food Show took place at Holdenby House near Northampton on August 28-29.

It was a well attended event with a great atmosphere in a fantastic setting. Here are some pictures…

Above left: Marco Baglieri and Phil Clarke of Pietanze cook Sicilian Arancini (deep-fried rice balls – incredibly nice, incredibly calorific)

Gateway to beautiful Holdenby House

Scott Grimsley (left) and Adam Czyz, head chef and sous chef respectively at the Olde Red Lion, Kislingbury

Around 7000 people attended the show

Recently opened Shires Cookery School put on several demos

Michelle and Lynne Collier from the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards put on some tasters

Gordon and Monique Heron with new arrival Amelie. They run The Larder Deli, Castle Ashby

Mike Walsh from Tunnel Brewery near Nuneaton

Cookery demos were packed

Sheena Cooper (left) and Mona Shivashankar from the Secret Seed Society (a brilliant idea to get children growing more food involving packets of seeds and illustrated story books)

Holdenby House

Jean and Nigel Sturtivant from Ambalama Spices. They set up Ambalama after visiting Sri Lanka in 2004

Vanessa Kimbell demonstrates

Steve and Caroline from St Giles Cheese, Northampton

Michelin starred chef Adam Gray from Shires Cookery School demonstrates how to cook pigeon

Dan Massey (left) and Duncan Brown from Brown’s Gourmet Sausages

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.