The event, now in its ninth year, is firmly established as one of the nation’s favourite food festivals, attracting in excess of 43,000 visitors in 2011. With around 60 exhibitors, a packed timetable of chef demos, foodie talks, fun for kids in the Funky Food Zone and lots more, there is something for everyone over the three action-filled days.

This year, Michelin starred Nathan Outlaw and eco chef Arthur Potts Dawson top the bill in the Chefs’ Theatre and members of the Royal Navy Lifeboat Institution will be teaming up with Neil Haydock from Watergate Bay Hotel and Chris Eden from the Driftwood for a one off charity challenge.

A series of fringe events and a special fixed price ‘Festival Menu’ will be running at restaurants, pubs and cafes all across the county celebrating the best of Cornish produce and keeping the festival flavour around for longer.

The ‘Festival Menu’ will run throughout the festival fortnight from Friday 21st September to Sunday 7th October and is open to all restaurants, cafes, hotels and pubs around Cornwall and on Scilly, too.

Ruth Huxley, director of Cornwall Food & Drink said: “Cornwall’s culinary repertoire boasts award-winning producers and world-class chefs, and the festival is very much about showcasing this.”

For food-lovers the festival promises a real taste of Cornwall: watch top chefs demonstrate succulent seafood and Cornish game; bite into a freshly baked pasty; savour the hoppy taste of a proper ale or treat yourself to a golden scone oozing with clotted cream and locally-made strawberry jam.

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