Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith to appear at first day of Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

Visitors enjoying a presentation at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Picture: RUTH LEACH

Visitors enjoying a presentation at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Picture: RUTH LEACH

The renowned Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival begins in Snape Maltings today.

Visitors enjoying a presentation at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Picture: RUTH LEACH

Visitors enjoying a presentation at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Picture: RUTH LEACH

Over 100 food and drink companies will be gathered at the festival displaying a range of local produce.

For many, the highlight of the two-day festival comes this afternoon as Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith takes to the stage at midday.

Prue will be speaking with chef and food writer Thomasina Miers about her life as well as giving her cooking tips and favourite recipes.

Copies of her new book will also be available.

Visitors enjoying a presentation at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Picture: RUTH LEACH

Visitors enjoying a presentation at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Picture: RUTH LEACH


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A large number of chefs, writers and food producers will be speaking to festival goers including Bake-Off semi-finalist from 2014 Chetna Makan. 2018 Masterchef winner Kenny Tutt and Justin Kett the head chef at The Swan at Lavenham.

Visitors will also be able to take part in a number of master classes on both days with everything from Indian street food to sugar free baking being discussed.

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Adnams will be returning with their Drinks Experience with a range of talks, tasting and demonstrations on offer.

For parents the hillfarm family meadow area will have a number of attractions for youngsters to enjoy including a large combine harvester.

The festival continues until Sunday.

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