EAT Wellington will be bigger and more ambitious than ever this year. Food businesses from across Somerset are taking 90 stalls in High St and South St on September 2 from 10am onwards.
A new feature will be the Fresh Ideas stage in the Scout Hall. Steve Fowell, better-known as the School Chef, will show off some of his favourites, Odette’s Tearoom present Eating with the Eyes about the visual aspects of food, and Indian restaurant Guddi & Gikki combine with Avtar Dance to provide a south Asian flavour.
In the community centre Stefano from the Olive and Rosy deli will be teaching groups how to make authentic Italian gnocchi.
BBC Somerset presenters Claire Carter and Andy Bennett will also be in the community centre hosting a series of food talks on topics as diverse as Third Wave Coffee, Off-grid Farming and Herbs for Everyone.
All the talks and demonstrations are free.
“We’re determined that the 2nd of September will be a fantastic celebration of everything there is to enjoy about food,” said EAT organiser Sarah Milner Simonds at the festival launch party, hosted at Brazier Coffee Roasters.