Holdenby show celebrates the very best in local food and drink

Northamptonshire Food Festival 2012 at Holdenby Hall. Pictured Veronica Downing and Karen Davies making sausages
Northamptonshire Food Festival 2012 at Holdenby Hall. Pictured Veronica Downing and Karen Davies making sausages

GOURMANDS gathered for a celebration of the very best in local produce at Holdenby House.

The Northamptonshire Food Show @ Holdenby took place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Visitors had the chance to enjoy masterclass sessions taught by professional chefs, cooking demonstrations and a wide variety of food and drink available.

Caroline Houghton, one of the organisers of the show, said: “It has gone really well, we had 3,000 people on Sunday which was a record.

“The new elements to the show – the masterclass and the cookery demonstrations – have been very popular.

“It has been nice involving the housekeeper and head gardener at Holdenby in the show which has gone down well.”

It has also been a success for the traders who attended.

Jonathan Chaplin, from The Village Orchard in Flore, said: “It has been a really good day. We were very fortunate the weather was fantastic on the Sunday and there were lots of people through the gates. It’s a great event.”