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Cornwall’s premier food festival celebrates its tenth anniversary in grand style next weekend.
On Friday, a giant, 7ft tall, ten-tier cake of Cornish food and drink will take pride of place on Lemon Quay in Truro.
Two Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw will cut the cake to mark the opening of the tenth Cornwall Food and Drink Festival.
It's a brilliant showcase for Cornish produce, producers and chefs and, as a testament to its importance on the food scene, Nathan has been involved in every annual event since it launched.
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Next weekend Lemon Quay will transform into foodie heaven for three days of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment.
Never one to rest on its laurels, new this year will be street food style pop-ups from a selection of Cornwall's top restaurants , serving a taster of their signature dishes. The Croust Kitchens will have dishes from Nathan Outlaw's new Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Truro's own Bustopher's and soon-to-open Mustard and Rye, Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and Kit Davis from The Castle at Bude.
Artisan producers will deliver a bounty of the best food and beverages from around the county, including new product launches such as Hugo Woolley's specialist porridges, tasty pizzas from new company Kernow Forno and the latest "Proper Cool" chilled beer from St Austell Brewery.
Chefs in the demo kitchen include Nathan, of course, Emily Scott of Port Isaac, Neil Haydock from Watergate Bay and Tom Scade from Tides Restaurant at The Mariners in Rock.
Children can get foodie and creative in the Funky Food Zone doing pasty crimping with Proper Cornish, dipping fruit kebabs in cream with Rodda's Clotted Cream and concocting ice cream sundaes with Kelly's Of Cornwall ice cream... with the chance of winning a year's supply of the stuff.
Best of all, the festival is absolutely free and makes a great day out. It's on Friday and Saturday (9am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (10am to 4pm).
For more information, visit cornwallfoodanddrink.co.uk/festival.