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Ipswich: Food and Drink Forknight back in town to highlight local food

13:30 18 April 2014

The Ipswich Food & Drink Festival on Orwell Quay, Ipswich

The Ipswich Food & Drink Festival on Orwell Quay, Ipswich

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Due to popular demand, Ipswich’s food and drink ‘Forknight’ will be returning next month.

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The two week exhibition focusing on all things cuisine will come to Ipswich between Sunday, May 11 and Sunday, May 25.

This year’s Forknight will include a brand new feature, the All About Ipswich local food and drink market.

This will take place in the Cornhill on Sunday, May 11, featuring the best of Suffolk’s produce.

Some of the county’s most renowned chefs will provide cooking demonstrations including Emma Crowhurst, Mike Keane from the Brewery Tap, Jason Shaw, head chef at the Wentworth Hotel, Frederick Lebrun, head chef at Mariners restaurant and Ipswich’s own artisan butcher, Jamie Willows.

There will also be delicious local tasters and produce from one of Britain’s best bakeries, The Cake Shop Bakery, Stokes Sauces, Suffolk Smokehouse and Deli, artisan ice cream makers and many more.

During the second week of Forknight, the Waterfront Food and Drink Festival will be introduced with Jean Christopher Novelli appearing as this year’s celebrity chef on Sunday, May 18.

The critically acclaimed celebrity chef will be alongside national and international suppliers, cooking and baking seminars plus plenty of entertainment. The aim of the two week promotion is to raise awareness of the eateries, bars and restaurants in our town with a range of events, recipe ideas, tasty treats and dining out deals.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central, said: “As the county town of Suffolk, we want to showcase the fantastic bars, restaurants and eateries of Ipswich.

“The Forknight is a fantastic way to celebrate these businesses as well as the local producers and local chefs that will be headlining the first market of Forknight on Sunday, May 11.”

Gordon Mole, head of cultural services at Ipswich Borough Council, said: “We are all looking forward to one of the big events of the Ipswich calendar. It is an opportunity to showcase the great range of food and drink you can enjoy in our town and, hopefully, we will have a bit of sunshine to go with it.”

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11 comments

  • Pop up.....National poll a few weeks ago...dont you watch the news. As I remeber as a teenager in Ipswich in the 60's as immigration was controlled it didnt figure in local talk as a worry. The sheer scale and uncontrolled, quantity and quality is the problem. Remember the first Indian restaurant and beingvtaken as an 8 year old. Always enjoyed new foods to try. That's not a problem.

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    waspie

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

  • So "Around 70% of people want Immigration stopped" according to a west? Can you back that up with facts or is it a figure you just pulled out of the air?

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    Pop-pop

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • The picture looks like the old hag is pointing to say off you trot.

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    Lee Davies

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • a west..you've said what so many I talk to are feeling..spot on.

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    waspie

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • I have heard the lamb kebabs taste like nothing you have tasted before!

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    Billy Knowbend

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • I think you've missed Supernova's point. I think the blame lies with whoever put this article together. Obviously with a title suggesting the highlighting of local food with a picture of FOOD (not the person or the colour of their skin) that is clearly not from these shores its a bit misleading. However I'm very happy to see this event happening. I love trying new foods from all over the world and its great that there's an event showcasing them for all of us to see and taste. I'm a lover of Mexican food so I really hope to see some Mexican stuff there.

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    Brad26

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Welcome to Ipswich 2014, people say same old moaners or usual suspects but the message is clear, there is great concern at the change of religious faith that is on display in Ipswich. Around 70% of people want Immigration stopped with a large part of that figure about to Vote UKIP next month. As for a culture chief in the council well it speaks for itself, is there a culture chief for white christian folks who don't have a voice in this matter Mole. month.

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    a west

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • You lot are never happy are you? So what if the woman in the picture is non-white? If all the food festival had was English food it would just be fish and chips! Are you seriously telling me that none of you have ever eaten a curry, Chinese or Thai food? I think the food festival is a brilliant idea. It shows that this town is somewhere that does things, plans events, rather than sitting around complaining. If you don't like it, then don't go. Sit in you house and complain some more. I am also getting increasingly annoyed by the comments that the moderators allow through. I expect they won't allow this one!

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    Pop-pop

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Is that photo meant to suggest Ipswich?

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    Supernova6

    Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Looks like. Good old Suffolk girl

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    pandy

    Friday, April 18, 2014

  • just an excuse to promote the councils precious waterfront again and draw people away from the town center.

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    bob

    Friday, April 18, 2014

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