VIDEO: Food and Folk Festival at the Weald and Downland Museum

THOUSANDS of people have already visited the Food and Folk Museum at the Weald and Downland Musuem this weekend.

The festival, which will continue on bank holiday Monday (May 4), celebrates the very best of produce from the south east.

The Podgy Pieman at the Weald and Downland Food and Folk Festival

The Podgy Pieman at the Weald and Downland Food and Folk Festival

In the Southern Co-operative cookery theatre there are talks and demonstrations from author and chef Rob Silverstone, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Sara Jayne-Stanes, and chef and condiment creator Patrick Le Mesurier among others.

Renowned Italian cookery writer and broadcaster Antonio Carluccio delighted the crowds on Saturday (May 3) at his seasonal talk, which was followed by a question and answer session.

Alongside the stalls selling everything from wood fired pizza to marshmallows, cider and sausage rolls, there is a host of entertainment and activities for the whole family.

Visitors will be fully immersed in the food and folk weekend enjoying cider tasting, blacksmith demonstrations, a Tudor kitchen and Medieval living history.

Ian and Sadie Jennings of Kushcuisine at the Weald and Downland Food and Folk Festival

Ian and Sadie Jennings of Kushcuisine at the Weald and Downland Food and Folk Festival

For details go to Food and Folk