About Eat Dorset Food Fair 19 and 20th OCTOBER 2013 Parnham House, Beaminster 10am - 4pm This years EAT DORSET FOOD FAIR will take place on the 19th and 20th of OCTOBER. For further information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be adding news about people and events at this years' EAT DORSET 2013 to this website from now onwards. Please email us at email@example.com EAT DORSET brings together the very best of Dorset produce from across the County. Last year, more than 60 great producers gathered in the grounds of beautiful Parnham House to showcase the wonderful diversity of Dorset food ranging from chilli cheese to smoked venison, hand reared beef to seasonal chutney. This is a true showcase for Dorset food and presents a great opportunity to see and taste Dorset's great produce and an opportunity to talk to those who make it. In addition there are cookery demonstrations from top Chefs, LESLEY WATERS's 'pop-up' cookery school offering hands-on classes; a chance for children to cook, make bread and decorate cakes; plenty of opportunity to eat great food cooked by great cooks and a rare opportunity to walk around the restored gardens and beautiful grounds of Parnham House. EAT DORSET was launched to celebrate the publication of the book by the same title. Initially, just a few producers gathered in the beautiful grounds of Parnham House to showcase local produce. Over the past few years, the Festival has grown beyond recognition with more than 50 local producers from Dorset and the surrounding counties now gathering to promote and sell a wonderfully diverse and highly regarded range of produce. Dorset has become synonymous with good food and the EAT DORSET FOOD FAIR captures the very best that the County has to offer. In addition to the wide range of produce available to taste, discuss and buy, there are Cookery Demonstrations throughout the weekend held in a designated Demo Kitchen. Top Chefs from all over the Country have been represented at the Festival and part of its extraordinary success is thanks to the huge support of Television Chef and owner of a Cookery School, LESLEY WATERS. EAT DORSET has also had continuing and much valued support from Mark Hix, Matt Follas and Tamasin Day-Lewis. Aidan Chapman, another regular and valued supporter from the Phoenix Bakery in Weymouth, will demonstrate again this year in addition to running Children’s bread-making workshops. COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS :- Top Chefs continue to support Eat Dorset and in addition to our local celebrities Mat Follas and Lesley Waters we are delighted to have great Chefs from around the country coming to this years event. CHILDREN AT EAT DORSET:- Children’s activities have always been a focal point of EAT DORSET and this year there will be a dedicated cookery school for a wide age range of children. THINGS TO EAT AT EAT DORSET: Following the success of last years' very original and ecclectic mix of people cooking at Eat Dorset, including the wonderful Tickled Pig with their Hangi lamb, we are delighted to expand this area even more this year. EAT DORSET'S SUCCESS:- In 2009 EAT DORSET was named as one of a handful of finalists in the Country Life Magazine’s ‘Countryside Event of the Year’. This, together with listings in The Times and The Independent as ‘One of the best Food Fairs of the Year’ has given EAT DORSET an established and highly respected place in the wonderful range of food festivals that take place throughout the country. Described by The Times (in their listings of the top Food Festivals of the year) as 'more like the Squire's Summer do than a commercial event' ...... 'but though it is rural it is by no means parochial, featuring talks and demonstrations by some of London's top Chefs.' The Times EAT DORSET FOOD FAIR OPENING TIMES 19th and 20th October 2013 10AM - 4PM ENTRANCE £6 (No dogs please) Address: Parnham House Beaminster Dorset DT8 3LZ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emails to the Eat Dorset website include the following quotes:- Howard from New York "What a perfect English October day. Amazing food in a spectacular setting. We loved tasting so many different and unusual things and talking to the people who'd made them. We hope to be back next year." Sarah from Bristol "I've been every to the Eat Dorset Food Fair and wouldn't miss it for the world. It is such a beautiful setting with so much to offer. A real Foodies heaven." Joan from Bournemouth "I travel all over the country but Eat Dorset is still my favourite event. The gardens at Parnham are wonderful. The range and quality of the produce on sale is the best that I've come across. The Cafe has a great variety of exotic and delicious food. It's an inspiration." Carlo wrote: Next year will be the third time in a row that I have attended this wonderful event. Each and every time I travel to the beautiful and mesmerising grounds of Parnham House in Beaminster (DT8 3LZ), I am welcomed with friendly people, very helpful staff and most importantly a huge variety of utterly irresistible local foods. The facilities at the fair whether it be the toilets, café's, stalls or even horse drawn carriage tours, are top notch. I highly recommend going to the Eat Dorset Food Fair if you like great foods, friendly faces, beautiful panorama and a very fulfilling day.