Cookery demonstrations are making a return to Aylsham Market Place this summer! Such was the success of last year’s events, when top local chefs showed of their skills to enthusiastic audiences, that the Town Council has asked the Cittaslow committee and Slow Food Aylsham for a repeat series.
Starting in May, the cookery demonstrations will be held on the first Saturday of each month, coinciding with the town’s FARMA-accredited Farmers’ Market. Chefs will have a free rein to cook anything they wish but they will be asked to source their main ingredients from the market or local shops.
Chair of the Cittaslow committee Giles Margarson said he is delighted to help bring the cookery demonstrations back to the town. “Last year’s events were a great success,” he said, “and the Council and Market stallholders were very keen to see them back this year. We are lucky to have so many great chefs locally who we can call on to showcase their skills and promote local food. And as always it‘s a pleasure to work with Slow Food Aylsham who bring their own food-related expertise.”
The first chef in the 2015 series is local favourite Derrol Waller who always delights the crowds with his quick repartee and Tommy Cooper impressions! Things get underway at around 9am on Saturday 2nd May and just like last year, it’s all free for the public, including no doubt, samples of Derrol’s creations.