FOOD, glorious food will be filling the city centre streets as Worcester Foodie Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

Whether you are an adventurous chef or prefer classic dishes, there will be demonstrations, food stalls and workshops to delight everyone as part of Worcester Foodie Fortnight.

We have taken a look through the programme and chosen ten things you should definitely eat, see or do during the festival.

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1. Learn to eat healthier with Jean-Christophe Novelli

The Michelin award winning chef will teach people how to replace salt and sugar with his own unique flavours and reduce the amount of saturated fats at three session on Saturday.

Don't forget to get your cookbook signed by the famous chef too.

2. Eat edible slime

Ever fancied eating slime - probably not.

But no doubt the offering from the Kids Food Lab will be tastier than it sounds. Session takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 1.15pm to 1.30pm outside The Guildhall.

3. Try some Fuffle

Is it fudge? Is it truffle? We don't know but Fuffle from Fudgeheaven, based in Bromsgrove, really is delicious. Lots of different flavours to try.

Treat yourself to a bar, slab or gift box at the stall which will appear either in the High Street or Broad Street.

4. Have a giggle with Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall

The comedy chef duo will be delighting shoppers on both days with their mobile kitchen garden.

5. Meet the saviour of the humble sprout

Worcestershire chef Felice Tocchini will be taking to the main stage on Sunday to turn local produce into delicious food with an Italian twist.

His innovative creations include the sprout cake (more delicious than it sounds) and The Dunker - a biscuit designed to hold its own when dipped in tea.

6. Learn how to slice and dice

Paul Bough will teach you how to chop, slice and dice seasonal fruits and veggies like a pro.

Contact Cookmate on Broad Street to pre book or visit the masterclass area in Broad Street.

7. Wash it all down with a bit of music

If you need a break from all that fine food and drink (and free tasters) then there is a selection of bands performing too.

The Fidgets, Worcester Concert Brass, Jamie Knight and Worcester Ukulele Club will be among those performing to prove that music is the food of love.

Check bands out on the High Street, Broad Street and CrownGate.

8. See what you can do with those leftovers

Beer expert Richard Fox is renowned for cooking with ale as well as creating gourmet beer and food matches.

His other great passion is reducing food waste by performing demonstrations on the theme of Love Food, Hate Waste.


Yes, that's right. FREE FOOD.

Gather at CrownGate's Bell Square on both days to find out more about food and drink matching and join in one of the free tasting sessions.

Cheese, local beers and ciders as well as wine - save some for us!

10 Share the experience

Make everyone jealous about what you are tucking into or supping on by tweeting pictures and tagging @WorcFoodieFest using hashtags #Worcester and #Foodie.

You could even be in with a chance of winning prizes including free burritos for a year, wine or a cider gift box.

Don't forget to share your pictures with us too -, twitter @worcesternews or on Instagram Worcester News.