AN award-winning celebrity food writer will be bringing a true taste of Lincolnshire to next month’s gastro market extravaganza.
The Food Glorious Food market on Saturday, October 6, from 9am, will see the market place sizzling with a free live cooking demonstration by Dominic Franks, who blogs at www.belleaukitchen.com, with help from Tastes of Lincolnshire.
“Lincolnshire has some incredible produce and food producers who tend to keep quiet about how fabulous they are, so it has become part of my remit to shout for them,” said Dominic.
“The gastro market looks like the perfect chance to do that, on a big scale.
“I’ll be using produce from the market stalls and from independent shops in the town of Market Rasen itself, so it’s Lincolnshire all the way - I can’t wait.”
The market is the latest in the town’s business improvement group’s initiatives, with director and volunteer Sarah Lambelle admitting she is excited about the whole event, having followed Dominic’s blog for some time.
“Everything he cooks looks amazing,” she said.
“We’re pleased to confirm he’ll be using food from local sources - Lancaster’s Butchers from our own high street, J North our fruit and veg market traders, Rectory Farm Sausages, Vicarage Farmhouse Free Range Eggs, Oak Tree Pigs, Goat Wood Dairy and Redhill Farm, plus the ‘big boys’ – the Coop and Tescos.
“Dom will be cooking from guest menus designed by local chefs too, so it’s a real community effort.”
The market will also have more than 40 stalls heaving with delicious samples to taste and plenty of luxury food and drink to take home for a weekend treat or even to get your Christmas shopping off to a fine start.
“As with all our markets, there will be a host of exceptional offers from our high street too, that only run for market day,” added MR BIG markets director Jackie Smith.