WIN: A SIGNED COPY of Raymond Blanc’s Book

Raymond Blanc Kew on a Plate


A SIGNED COPY of Raymond Blanc’s Book Kew on a Plate which features recipes and tasting notes from his experiences in the Garden Kitchen at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

To WIN, answer the following question (hint: read the article below);

Q: Which Stage will Raymond be cooking on at this year’s food festival?

To enter: Email us ( your answer to the above question. A winner will be selected from all correct answers and notified after the closing date (30.09.16)

Thame Food Festival 2016This year’s festival is shaping up to be another showstopping event, with a star-studded line up in the cookery theatre, a brand spanking new Big Thame Baking Stage and over 200 artisan food producers lining the historic High Street of Thame. A Pop Up Pub in amongst them, live music and plenty of seating so you can soak up the atmosphere, have a drink and eat some outstanding and delicious food!

AGA Chef’s Stage

Cooking here will be Raymond Blanc OBE, who makes the short journey every year from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to delight visitors with his passion for cooking with fresh, seasonal produce. Raymond will be on the stage at 2.30pm shortly after his boys (Adam and Mark) fight it out in the annual cook off with Aylesbury College – always great fun and a chance to heckle!

They will be joined on this stage by BBC One’s MasterChef 2013 champion Natalie Coleman, who will be exciting young foodies about cooking as well as cooking with the winners of the local schools competition which was hosted earlier in the year. Festival regulars the Caldesis, Dave Mooney and Sophie Grigson make a welcome return as does Lucie Greenwood from The Milk Shed, Weston on the Green for her second year running. This stage will also feature cooking demos from festival newcomers, Alex Mackay and Chris Wheeler. What a fabulous line up!

Big Thame Baking Stage 

Headlining the new stage is none other than last year’s winner of Great British Bake Off – the gorgeous Nadiya Hussain. Thame Food Festival organisers  are chuffed to bits that they have managed to secure her appearance as she has captured the nation’s hearts and she will no doubt do the same once more on the day of the festival.

Many other wonderful bakers will be on this stage throughout the course of the day including,  Richard Bertinet, Benoit Blin, Richard Bertinet, Will Torrent, Richard Burr, Miranda Gore Browne and Chetna Makan.

If you join Lotte Duncan on the stage at 2.15pm you can see her interview them all  to find out more about how the programme changed their lives and spectators are invited to ask questions too.

*NEW* Wine Workshops 

Join Thame Food Festival’s very own Wine Guru – Jerome Harlington upstairs at Christchurch on the day to pitch David against Goliath in the English vs Champagne taste off!

The quality of English Sparkling Wine is now so impressive that it’s about time we gave Champagne a run for it’s money! There will be a line up of outstanding English Sparkling wine to pitch against some quality Champagne contenders. Who will wine? You decide….

Want a book signed? 

Then head over to the Pop Up Bookshop by the Baking Stage – care of local shop – The Book House in Thame. All your favourites will be on sale there and you can even get them personally signed by the cooking superstars. What an amazing end this would be to an already fantastic, food & drink fillled day!

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