Foodies take to the streets for a tasty set of offerings

Bob Arora cooking at the 2012 Alnwick Food Festival.
Bob Arora cooking at the 2012 Alnwick Food Festival.

The street-food offering at this year’s Alnwick Food Festival is set to be bigger and better than before with snacks and meals being served right through the day and evening.

Eight different food producers are lined up to serve in the Market Place for the event, which takes place on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22.

And the street-food vendors will be serving all the way up to around 11pm.

Top North-East chefs, Bob Arora, of Sachins Indian Restaurant, and David Kennedy, both of whom will be demonstrating their skills in the Northumberland Hall over the weekend, will be selling street food.

And for a taste of street food from the bustling streets of Bangkok, Elephant Street Food will be bringing the spirit of south-east Asia to Alnwick.

From closer to home, Turnbulll’s of Alnwick butchers will be rustling up their pulled pork buns, while The Hog’s Head Inn will be serving mini Sunday dinners in a homemade Yorkshire pudding.

Northumberland Reared Pigs spit-roast their animals for five to six hours, before serving the pork in a soft roll with apple sauce, sage and onion stuffing and crispy crackling.

Northumbrian Farmhouse serves burgers and sausages, but it is so much more than just a burger van, with all of the meat sourced from Northumbrian farms.

And for something a little different, Pizzette is a converted 1975 Citroen HY van with a wood-fired oven in the back, to churn out mini nine-inch pizzas.

The weekend will also see the return of celebrity French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, more than 60 local food producers, cookery demos and of course the Alnwick Beer Festival.

Visit www.alnwickfoodfes tival.co.uk for more.