Food lovers flocked to Morpeth today for the town’s third annual food and drink festival.
Cooking demonstrations, stalls, competitions and the monthly farmers’ market meant there was plenty to see and do.
There was music from the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, who marched along Newgate Street this morning and later played at Sanderson Arcade.
A demonstration kitchen in the Market Place featured head chefs from Morpeth’s own restaurants and bistros, including
David McDonald, of Geordie Bangers; Paul Barker, of the Cube; Wendy Smith and the team from Café des Amis; Andrew Laurie, from Barluga; Abdul Muhit, of Morpeth Tandoori; Ken Foggatt, head chef at Marabinis; and John McKale, former pastry chef at The Ritz, now church pastor at New Life Christian Centre.
More than 60 stalls selling a wide range of local foods have been set up in two marquees down the centre of Bridge Street while in the Town Hall, there are stalls with wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks for tasting and buying
Restaurants, tea rooms, bistros, coffee shops, milk bars, cafes and shops all over town are putting on special offers and menus.
The Chantry is hosting two competitions - one for jam and one for scones - and at the New Life Christian Centre on Dacre Street, youngsters took part in a bake-off this morning.
For a full report and more pictures, see Thursday’s Morpeth Herald.