TUCK BOX: Bake Off bonanza

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As the Great British Bake Off launches a new season, its star, Mary Berry, is heading our way – to appear at the opening day of Chatsworth Country Fair.

The queen of TV cookery (pictured below) will be making two appearances on Friday, August 30. Other demonstrations will feature former House of Commons chef Jose Souto andTV ‘Food Archaeologist’ Alan Coxon.

Highlights of the three-day weekend event will also include a fine food village with dozens of regional and artisanal producers. Open daily, 9am-6.30pm; under-14s free.

Love your leftovers

What do you do with the remains of your Sunday roast – or any other leftovers? If you have a good recipe for use-ups, it could earn you £100 in a competition, which aims to encourage us to reuse food rather than throwing it away. The best recipes will appear in a Love Your Leftovers cook book, be demonstrated at Sheffield Food Festival – and one will receive £100 in shopping vouchers. Submit recipes with a photo and contact details to sheffieldenquiries@veolia.co.uk by August 23.

Bread in a day

Top billing at Sheffield’s Showroom cinema this weekend is breadmaking with chefs Simon Ayres and Lisa Curran. Bread in a Day classes run 10am-3.30pm on Friday and Saturday, with tasting, demonstrations and a chance to make breads including focaccia, sour dough and brioche. Cost is £39.95 including ingredients, lunch and refreshments.

Nirmal’s charity night

Nirmal Gupta, doyenne of Sheffield’s Indian restaurants, is hosting her final charity evening on September 11. Tickets for the five-course meal at Nirmals in Glossop Road are £35; all proceeds to Cancer Research and ovarian cancer charities.