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Later this month Britain’s brightest culinary talent will be flocking to the Welsh Borders for a weekend of fun and feasting. They’ll  all be sharing their fabulous skills at the Abergavenny Food Festival (20 and 21 September) – ‘Best Event in Wales 2013’*. New initiatives this year include a Night Market on the Saturday and an Artisan Kitchen School so you can develop hands-on skills.
Val Warner at the Food Academy 2013.

Val Warner at the Food Academy 2013. Photo by Tim Woodier

Here’s a selection of special events which give some idea of the diversity of experiences you can enjoy in the company of our guest performers:

Daniel Doherty at Duck and Waffle

Daniel Doherty at Duck and Waffle

Black Gold

British Caviar: Tatler’s ‘Rising Star Chef 2013’ Daniel Doherty, Executive Chef at the Duck & Waffle, will cook up a feast for kings using sturgeon and caviar from the Exmoor Caviar Company. He’s joined by founder Ken Benning and The Telegraph’s Xanthe Clay.

Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley

Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley


A Journey Around the World’s Best Artisan Spirits: Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley are the duo behind award-winning Enjoy a whistle-stop tour of spirits and insider distillery know-how. Plus top tips on what to ‘drink before you expire’ – from gin and rum to shochu and tequila.

The Family Restaurant

Family restaurants: harmony or high drama behind the scenes? Nicholas Lander, author of the acclaimed The Art of the Restaurateur talks to those in the know: Rory O’Connell (Ballymaloe House & Restaurant), Sam Clark (Moro) and Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer (Honey & Co).

The Importance of Breakfast

Can you tell the character of a person through behavior at the breakfast table? Join Seb Emina aka ‘Malcolm Eggs’, creator of The London Review of Breakfasts blog and Julian Baggini, author of The Virtues of the Table, How to Eat and Think for a different take on life and breakfast.

For more details, times and ticket prices see Special events are individually ticketed. The Festival’s extensive markets with five venues is accessed with a Stroller Ticket (free entry for children under 16)
*National Tourism Awards

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