Photographs from the launch and Michael Caines' demo
Once again the festival was opened by Michael Caines, who then did a fantastic lunchtime demo in the main tent. It smelled so good I had to hotfoot it to Margo and Rita's for emergency tacos! I can't recommend them highly enough. Dessert came in the form of Churtopia cinnamon drenched churros, and I took a huge bag of goodies home. Stall highlights include All You Knead breads, I Heart Jam, Saddleworth Cheese, Orchard Pigs and the Kro beer tent. Tomorrow also sees the return of the delightful Indian food heroes, Chaat Cart.
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are strutting their stuff tomorrow, Sunday is Aldo Zilli's turn, and finally James Martin makes a return on Monday. There are also lots of smaller demos on across the town centre, including local favourites Jon Jones of the Farmer's Arms and Ernst van Zyl of the Wine Glass at Etrop Grange.
Like you didn't need any further persuasion, here are a few photographs of what's on offer...
|The charming Granny Turismo|
|Well if you're in the mood for dancing...|
|Margo and Rita - Tacos and Nachos|
Same again tomorrow?
If you go, be sure to tweet lots of pictures and use the hashtag #BoltonFoodFest so I can have a nosy!