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Food fans flock to enjoy treats from all around the world

Brackley Food Festival held at the Town Hall and main piazza. Pictured, Pip, Vince and Abi Todd tuck in to their take-away PNL-140428-085053009

Brackley Food Festival held at the Town Hall and main piazza. Pictured, Pip, Vince and Abi Todd tuck in to their take-away PNL-140428-085053009

Food lovers in Brackley enjoyed sampling treats from around the world on Sunday at the town’s sixth annual 
Festival of Food.

It was held in the town hall, piazza and Market Place car park with businesses from Banbury and Brackley, including Belflair Chocolates, A Taste of Sicily and Rachel’s Farm, showcasing their wares.

Julie Moore, organiser, said: “I was really pleased with how the day went. People were happy and enjoying themselves. There was a really nice atmosphere and I’d like to thank our main sponsor, Chilli & Pepper, and everyone else who helped on the day. I could not have asked for more.”

Special guests the Tall Chefs kept the crowds entertained and Banbury Sound radio station provided live coverage.

Wine-lovers were not forgotten at the weekend, with Brackley’s fifth wine festival being held on Saturday.

Organised by the town’s Rotary Club, the event was held at the town hall and raised £940. Proceeds will go to Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership (NORPIP), Home-Start and Rotary charities.

Rotarian Trevor Davies, event organiser, said: “We were busy throughout the day. It was pleasing that both merchants and visitors were prepared to travel great distances to be with us. The festival provided another tasting opportunity for wine lovers to discover and buy new wines without the risk of the wine not being to their palate.”

 

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