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Food festival at Gloucester Quays draws celebrity chefs

By The Citizen  |  Posted: June 29, 2011

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FOODIES can look forward to a taste of something new as Gloucester Quays stages its first festival of all that's good to eat and drink.

Celebrity chefs Gino D'Acampo and James Martin, both stars of ITV's "Saturday Cooks", will be preparing dishes live for their audiences at the three-day food festival which starts on July 22.

Their demonstrations will be supported by BBC Masterchef semi- finalist Stacie Stewart, who's expected to show fans her twist on British classic dishes.

The Gloucester Quays Food Festival would bring "life and a new dimension" to the rejuvenated docks, said Chris Dee from regeneration initiative GFirst.

"It is good to see Gloucester getting in on the amazing foodie centre we have in the county, with our farmers' markets and other food events," Mr Dee said.

Gloucester City Council leader Paul James also looked forward to the event.

"I think it will give a big boost to the local economy," he said.

Cotswold grown culinary rapeseed oil will be among the 60 or so stallholders supporting the free festival.

To book for Gino and James' cookery theatre visit www.gloucesterequaysfoodfestival.co.uk.

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