THAME: Tasty morsels on offer at town’s annual food festival

Raymond Blanc giving a cookery demonstration at Thame Food Festival
Raymond Blanc giving a cookery demonstration at Thame Food Festival

Hungry food fanatics will have their appetites satisfied tomorrow as the popular Thame Food Festival puts the market town on the map.

The highly-anticipated food extravaganza is in its 7th year and showcases the wealth and variety of local food producers and retailers in the area.

From 9am, chefs, bakers and many more food and drink experts will be lining Thame High Street offering tasty morsels and delectable tipples to the crowds as mouth-watering aromas fill the air.

The packed demonstration and workshop schedule features well-known faces such as Raymond Blanc as well as up-and-coming talent like Adam Simmonds, who has been tipped as one of the top 10 chefs to watch this year by the Good Food Guide.

TV chef, writer and broadcaster Lotte Duncan is festival patron and will host the new interview stage this year, which is sponsored by AGA.

For those who like to get more hands on with their food, there will be the opportunity to learn how to make pasta, sausages and bread.

Youngsters aren’t being left out either, as there are workshops designed to educate them about what they are eating all while having fun.

Workshops have to be booked in advance, and more information can be found on the festival’s website at

The Stoneworld Gallery will host several talks throughout the day, including one from Thame Therapy Clinic all about the cosmetics and medicinal products hiding in your kitchen cupboards.

There will be a park and ride service operating from Thame Showground in Kingsey Road to avoid traffic congestion. Festival-goers can park all day for £4 and then get the free bus into the town centre from 8.30am to 6pm.