Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


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FOODIES across the region have an incredible streetload of treats coming up, with Saltburn Food Festival set to tickle the tastebuds on Sunday, August 3. Former Coronation Street star turned TV chef Sean Wilson and Sarah Muir - Radiohead's personal chef on six world tours - will both be cooking up tasty delights on a day packed full of fun for all the family.

It's all part of a busy festival that includes a massive street market featuring more than 60 of the North-east and North Yorkshire's best independent food producers, sausage, bread and cheese making workshops, live music, world street food, live cookery demonstrations, a film tent, outdoor dining and bags more besides.

Around 22,000 people flocked to Saltburn last summer for the town's first food festival.

This year's event builds on the town's already popular monthly farmers' market - shortlisted as National Farmer's Market of the Year earlier this year - and 2013's festival debut.

Farmers' market and food festival organiser Lorna Jackson said: "Last year's festival was an amazing experience. Milton Street was pretty much transformed into a village in itself, and there was a wonderful sense of community around the whole day.

"It was an incredible street party, so we're really looking forward to another great day in August." Corrie fans will know Sean Wilson from 21 years playing Martin Platt in the top TV soap.

But food has been Sean's lifelong passion and, since leaving the street, he has become an award-winning artisan cheese maker, devised and fronted Channel 5's The Great Northern Cookbook, and has cooked in several Michelin-starred restaurants.

"I've heard that Saltburn Farmers' Market is one of the best in the country, and I know that Lorna and the team there all share my passion for good local food," he said.

"So I'm really looking forward to being part of everything there. It looks like it's going to be an incredible day."

Sean, who will be cooking live outside the town's Real Meals at 11. …

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