It was eat, drink and be merry in Banbury Market Place on Sunday as thousands of people tucked into exotic food and glamorous drinks.
More than a hundred stalls stacked with delicacies made by local producers but with flavours from around the world tempted the thousands who turned up. Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli gave cooking demonstrations and toured the fair with town mayor Shaida Hussain.
Mr Novelli said: “There is a real buzz about this food fair. There is an atmosphere that you don’t find in many places, and this lovely old market square is a wonderful setting.
“I am impressed by the traders. They are very knowledgeable about their products and I’ve come here today and learned new things.”
Mayor Hussain added: “The food fair was a great place for discovering new things to eat and drink. I joined thousands of people sampling and buying goodies we hadn’t tried before. I had a great day and went way over my intended budget.”