The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is now being planned for 2013. There will be a Conference on Friday 27th September focusing on Food Security, the Festival Weekend will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013 at Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SR followed by two weeks of fringe events throughout East Suffolk
We are now planning the 2013 Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival which takes place in the wonderful location of Snape Maltings on the East Suffolk Coast.
We hope to attract in the region of 90 exhibitors showcasing local food from here in East Suffolk. There will be three demonstration stages in operation with inspirational demonstrations from some of our local chefs as well as from visiting chefs including Valentine Warner, Galton Blackiston, Daniel Clifford, Henry Harris, Chris Lee, Paul Foster and Madalene Bonvini-Hamel.
There will be workshops and talks taking place throughout the weekend including tutored cyder, beer, wine and spirits tastings from Aspall and Adnams, cup cake decorating, hands on pasta making classes, sausage making, breadmaking classes, forays across the countryside and through the marshes, as well as non-stop children’s cookery classes, art activities and musical experiences.
BUT – the Festival weekend (28/29 September) is only the start – there will be two weeks of fringe events taking place throughout the region until 13th October. Take a look at the Fringe page to find out how to take part in behind-the-scenes tours, suppers, cookery demonstrations, walks – we hope to have in the region of 70 events taking place over the fortnight.
The 2013 programme has not yet been released, but the 2012 programme can be downloaded here, which will give you a flavour of what took place last year - downloaded as a PDF file here (3.9 MB). The website will be kept up to date as plans develop.
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