Food festival returns to Sheffield for fifth year

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A pop-up farmyard, a mini-beer festival and cooking masterclasses with some of the region’s best chefs will be on offer at this year’s Sheffield Food Festival.

Now in its fifth year, the Sheffield Hallam University-organised festival has published its new programme for the bank holiday weekend between Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25.

Visitors will be able to eat, drink and shop in and around the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens and Millennium Square.

Millennium Square will be turned into a pop-up farmyard by Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, with children able to meet some farmyard animals, before clambering amongst hay bales to listen to readings of ‘The Little Red Hen’.

Chef demos will return to the Peace Gardens, with Simon Ayres, from the Cross Scythes at Totley and Michelin starred chef Rupert Rowley, from Fischer’s, among those showing off their cooking flair and expertise.

There will also be a version of Ready, Steady, Cook involving two BBC Radio Sheffield presenters, who will attempt to create a winning dish with just £5 of ingredients and 30 minutes.