Glynde Food & English Wine Festival Doles Out Delights

‘MasterChef’ winners whip up British fare for British cuisine devotees

Lovers of authentic British cuisine and wine are invited to indulge their culinary cravings at the Glynde Food & English Wine Festival July 14 and 15.

Located at the Glynde Place estate in East Sussex, the Glynde Food & English Wine Festival is gathering eight accomplished chefs, including two MasterChef winners, to headline demonstrations, master classes, foraging walks, and a "how to" tent.

Master class tickets range from £25 to £35 and provide guests the opportunity to learn the intricacies of creating dishes, such as posh prawn and avocado cocktail, ricotta gnocchi, risotto, and sustainable fish with sea vegetables. Tim Anderson, the 2011 winner of MasterChef, is hosting a tempura master class.

Guests can attend the Summer Feast event, which includes an evening of canapés, main courses, and desserts for £50. Items on the menu include sharing boards of pork rillettes, Rossmore oysters, spit roast beef, spicy fat chips, and a broad beans, peas, feta, and red onion salad with red chile, coriander, and lime dressing. Panna cotta, amaretto, and cherry pudding are the Glynde Food & English Wine Festival featured sweet treats.

At the "how-to" tent, participants can hone their culinary skills and learn the kitchen tricks of kneading bread, filleting fish, smoking salmon, and carving turkey.

A sparkling wine bar, tutored wine tastings, and a gin bar are also offered throughout the festival.