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TV Chef to star at Harrogate's Country Living Christmas Fair

Visitors to the Country Living Christmas Fair will get the chance to learn top tips and taste exclusive samples from TV chef, Marcus Bean.

TV Chef to star at Harrogate's Country Living Christmas Fair

Visitors to the Country Living Christmas Fair will get the chance to learn top tips and taste exclusive samples from TV chef, Marcus Bean.

The TV chef, who is a regular face on ITV This Morning, is the Fair’s resident chef, where he’ll be hosting the Country Living Christmas Table.

The Country Living Christmas Fair, which is hosted across four days at Harrogate Convention Centre from November 30th to December 3rd, has become a staple for the town, returning year-on-year for over a decade.

It’s dedicated to championing the UK’s leading independent crafters, designers, and artisans, including Yorkshire’s finest producers.

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The Christmas Table – a new interactive experience - will offer tips from how to make delicious cocktails and canapes, to how to build a Christmas Cheeseboard, with recipes for the perfect Boxing Day brunch.

There’ll also be advice on how to get ahead of your Christmas cooking for the big day.

Marcus will also be joined by private chef and home economist, Victoria Onions, who trained in Paris, and Masons of Yorkshire will provide a welcome drink for each session on the table to kick start the festive spirit.

This year, foodies will also delight in a dedicated Country Living Foodhall, offering artisan food and drink, alongside expert advice.

The food and drink emporium offers festive treats, including a wide range of sustainable vegetarian and vegan products.

Fay Rayner, Event Director, said:

“Our curated Foodhall is an inviting, fun, warm and festive place to experience unique food and drink products. It’s a chance to talk to the experts, and pick up some fabulous recipe ideas to help make your Christmas extra special.

"This year, we’ll also feature a comfortable Festive Bar as a place to relax, soak in the atmosphere, and enjoy a festive menu of champagnes, classic cocktails, mulled wine, hot toddies, and tasty nibbles.”

Country Living Fairs have been supporting small businesses since 1991, and helped grow iconic brands, such as Emma Bridgewater and Sophie Allport. Country Living also runs Christmas Fairs in London and Glasgow.

Across its three flagship fairs, it attracts over 40,000 dedicated shoppers.

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Alongside the plethora of exhibits offering unique gifts, fashion and home décor, foodies can also sink their teeth into unique independent food and drink brands.

Shoppers can get sweet treats from Chocoholics Anonymous and Sweet Revolution, or savoury sensations from The Cheese Connection, and Yorkshire’s famous family-run brand, Charlie and Ivy’s, known for their condiments, bread dippers, marinades and mayonnaise.

There’s no shortage of festive spirit too, with exhibitors including Isle of Barra Distillers, Yorkshire’s Isaac Poad brewing, the Yorkshire Dales Distillery, Twisted Roots Distillery and Nine Times Vodka, to name a few.

The four-day event, with a focus on unique gifts, food and drink, and home décor aims to provide an interactive, fun day out to immerse yourself with inspirational, quality shopping alongside chef demos, and a series of hands-on craft workshops, where you can learn to make your own Christmas decorations and gifts.

Fay added:

“We’re proud to once more champion independent producers, artisans, and creatives, and can’t wait to welcome everyone to Harrogate.”

To book, go to Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair (seetickets.com)

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