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Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2014<br />Bishop Auckland Market Place, Town Hall, and Auckland Castle: A celebration of the very best food and drink the North of England has to offe
What's On?
Simon Rimmer
Saturday 18th April - 11am and 2pm
Town Hall Theatre, Market Place

He had so much fun at BAFF last year we’ve had to invite him back again!

The star of ‘Sunday Brunch’ and the successful spin off ‘Daily Brunch’ will be once again cooking up a storm in the celebrity kitchen. To construct the menus for his demonstrations the TV chef, writer and restauranteur will visit the producers in the BAFF markets for inspiration – so keep an eye out for him as you shop!

And as well as showing audiences how to create some delicious recipes there’s bound to be a few daft stories thrown into the mix too (his words, not ours!!).

Free tickets are available on 03000 26 26 26. We advise pre-booking as space is limited.


Battle of the Bakers – meet the stars of The Great British Bake Off!
Glenn Cosby, Kimberley Wilson and Cat Dresser

Saturday 18th April - 12.30pm and 3.30pm
Town Hall Theatre, Market Place

Whether it’s a macaroon, or a sponge, a chocolate cake or a brioche, this year baking gets serious at BAFF. In a first, two celebrity bakers will go head to head in a ‘do’ or ‘do the washing up’ contest to find out who really is the champion in ‘The Battle Of The Bakers’.

Hosted by Glenn Cosby, bakers Kimberley Wilson and Cat Dresser will be taking to the stage in this brand new production. However, it’s not quite as simple as who can bake the best cake: the competition will throw twists and turns at every opportunity to really test their baking knowledge.

In this one hour real-time competition, both Cat and Kimberley will be given a mystery box of ingredients, and as Glenn starts the clock they will have to think on their feet to create something spectacular. As the hour passes they will be able to win extra ingredients if the audience get the answers to ‘Glenn’s Pantry Questions’ correct. If they get them wrong though, ingredients will be taken away...

Who will win … only time can tell at the BAFF Battle Of The Bakers.

Free tickets are available on 03000 26 26 26. We advise pre-booking as space is limited.


The Broil King Kitchen
Market Place
Johnny Pusztai and The Dinner Ladies
Saturday 18th April: 10am, 1pm, 2.30pm
Sunday 19th April: 10am, 12.30pm, 2pm

Festival favourite Johnny returns with his burger and sausage making challenge, but this year he has some ‘help’ from The Dinner Ladies…

A great one for all the family, particularly the budding-butchers who want to get their hands dirty!

Richard Fox
Saturday 18th April: 11.30am, 4pm
Sunday 19th April: 11.30am, 3pm

Foxy will be barbecuing up a storm and getting you ready for the alfresco dining season with a series of free demos. From marinades to mackerel, and koftas to kebabs, he will show you just how diverse the BBQ can be. Stick around until the end of his demo and you might even get a taste!

If you sign up for Broil King e-mail alerts during your visit you will also be entered into a free prize draw to win a fantastic Broil King BBQ. So pay attention to Foxy, you may just get the chance to try his recipes out at home…

What's On
Simon Rimmer
Kimberley Wilson
Johnny P Burger Challenge