Mary Berry Cooking Up Tasty Treats at Chatsworth

TV cookery star Mary Berry will open the Aga Rangemaster Cookery Theatre at Britain’s biggest and best Country Fair with a cooking demonstration that includes hazelnut meringue roulade; salmon terrine; steak with brandy and mushroom sauce; pasta with parma ham and broccoli.

She is making two appearances on the opening day at Chatsworth Country Fair, the first at 11am with a further demonstration in the afternoon at 4pm. Foodies are in for a treat as Mary Berry’s appearance is just one of many from leading chefs in a packed cookery programme running over all three days from 11am to 5pm each day.

Former House of Commons chef Jose Souto will be demonstrating ‘fish is easy’ every day while Derbyshire-born Alan Coxon, ‘The Food Archaologist’, who has established a reputation as one of the world’s favourite TV chefs and presenters, will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.

More than 90,000 people are expected over three days at the Chatsworth Country Fair in the heart of the Peak District for a celebration of the best in traditional, British country pursuits and some spectacular showground entertainments,

Highlights this year include JCB’s team of Dancing Diggers, the musical drive of the Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and mounted games in the Grand Ring; more than 300 trade stands; a fine food village; a traditional fairground and plenty of ‘have-a-go’ entertainment such as archery and fly-fishing on the River Derwent; and, the spectacular Red Arrows display team performing over the heads of the watching crowd on Sunday afternoon.

Spread over more than 100 acres of parkland the three-day spectacle is open to all from 9am to 6.30pm every day with free-entry for under-14s.

The Grand Ring: This year featuring The Dancing Diggers, The King’s Troop Royal Artillery, Mounted Games, Scurry Racing, and freefall parachutists every day with the Red Arrows giving a spectacular display above the heads of the watching crowd on Sunday.

Showgrounds: Lots to see including Cookery demonstrations, Highland dancing, hot air balloons, vintage cars, dog agility, lurchers, gun dogs and plenty more countryside and animal entertainment.

Join in: With clay-pigeon shooting, archery, fly fishing, children’s fairground, air rifles, a climbing wall, dog shows, catapults and much more there’s plenty to do as well as to watch.

Taste, try and shop: The FineFoodVillage has dozens of producers representing the very best in regional and artisanal food – all of this in addition to the 300 plus trade stands selling everything from country clothing to vintage cheddar.

Gates open at 9am each day with a closing ceremony at 6pm.

For more information and ticketing options including a 10 percent discount for online booking, visit www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk – gate prices are £20 for adults; children under 14 get in free. The Chatsworth Country Fair can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/ChatsworthCountryFair

Chatsworth house and garden are open throughout (normal admission applies). The farmyard & adventure playground are closed during the Fair. www.chatsworth.org