They are professional chefs: Philippa is a food correspondent and was in the regional final of Master Chef 2000; Ian is a freelance chef and catering consultant who was the founding chef at The Hungry Monk in Jevington before moving to Quincy’s in Seaford. The couple make light work of their weekend menu. In their half-hour slot they will prepare, cook and serve grilled fillet of lamb with couscous and mint salsa, goat cheese tart with fig jam and blackberry fool with roasted plums.

“We are very excited about the festival because we will use local produce from many of the exhibitors.” Says Phillipa, who is passionate about using local and seasonal produce in everything she cooks. “It is important that our food is produced quickly at the show as it has to be very visual, colourful and exciting to watch.” There will be no ‘and here’s one we prepared earlier’ during their demo, so hang around and sample what promise to be some tasty treats.

Food writer Amanda Grant (www.amandagrant.com) will run a food workshop with children and help them make scones. She will also be signing her new book ‘Kid’s Kitchen’ and talking about how to tackle the problem of feeding fussy children. “I am passionate about helping parents to feed their children good family food,” she says, “I cook simple food using good ingredients.” She also encourages children to be involved because “I have not yet met a child who has helped with cooking supper and then not eaten it.” KA

Let them eat crepes: The French Revolution hits Glynde
10.30am-5pm today and Sunday
When? Glynde Place, Glynde
How Much? £5 for 1 day - £8 for weekend or pairs

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