Foodies flock to Kendal for second day of festival

First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

KENDAL was filled with foodies galore for a second day running as revellers made their way to the town's Festival of Food.

The sunshine brought young and old alike to the weekend event, which today saw a demonstration from headliners 'The Meringue Girls'.

Stacey O'Gorman and Alex Hoffler, who set up their business to bring innovation to the much-loved meringue, shared secrets, tips and even a taste of their delicious creations.

The Town Hall was also graced by Ian Swainson from The Samling Hotel, Justin Woods from the Castle Green Hotel and Simon Thomas, from Staff of Life.

In The Shakespeare Centre there was also plenty to entertain, including a fish and shellfish masterclass from Ryan Blackburn, of The Old Stamphouse Restaurant, a tasting tour through the world of tea from Sally Farrington of New Leaf Tea Tasters, and a tutored whisky tasting.

Children once again packed the Family Festival Village, where young ones got the chance to meet The Meringue Girls up close in a cupcake decorating session.

And local producers were kept happy as hundreds flocked to their stalls of goodies.

Al Strong, of Macaron Marquee on Branthwaite Brow, said: "It's so nice to see so many people in Kendal, and of course it helps that the sun is shining! It's been a fantastic event."

Andy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy, Settle, added: "It's great - there are so many stalls here filled with such a good lot of food. I think I have spent everything I've earned!" 


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