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Top Michelin-starred chef to return to Bury St Edmunds Festival

Suffolk’s foodie capital will welcome back the ever-popular Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston to the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival over the August Bank Holiday. Galton, whose TV credits include Yes Chef, Saturday Kitchen and Great British Menu among many others, champions seasonal produce from the region. This year he celebrated his Norfolk hotel and restaurant Morston Hall retaining its Michelin star for a 25th year.

Galton will take to the stage in the Stoves Cookery Theatre at the free admission event on Bank Holiday Monday (August 26) with three demonstrations. In between his cookery displays will be others from local businesses. On Sunday (August 25) the kitchen will play host to chefs from across Bury St Edmunds town centre. Establishments including Rustico, 1921, Maison Bleue and The Bay Tree will all take part.

The two day event will feature a range of stalls selling food from around the world. New to the festival this year are stalls selling Hungarian street food and Caribbean sauces. The award-winning English Whisky Company will also be at the festival for the first time. In addition, food lovers can enjoy a farmers’ market on Angel Hill and dozens of stalls in the town centre selling a range of cuisines for all tastes and everything those who love cooking could desire.

The Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival is organised by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation for the town. Our Bury St Edmunds BID Chief Executive Mark Cordell said: “Galton Blackiston has been one of our most popular celebrity chefs at the Food & Drink Festival over the years and we are delighted to welcome him back to Bury St Edmunds. It’s testament to the quality of food and drink businesses in the town centre that so many of them are also playing a part at the Festival. While we can’t put every one of them on the stage, throughout the weekend there is a good number taking a stall to immerse themselves in everything the two days have to offer.”

Another popular attraction over the bank holiday will be the much-loved virtual reality games which will be at arc shopping centre together with a racing car simulator and face painting. Children can also enjoy fairground rides (small charge) and free street entertainment across both days.

Full details about the event, which runs from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August, can be found at: www.ourburystedmunds.com/foodanddrinkfestival

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