Come Meet The Foodie Celebrities At The Ice Cream And Artisan Food Show


More foodie celebrities than ever will be appearing at the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show in Harrogate next week, on 7th to 9th February.

Renowned Italian celebrity chef, Gennaro Contaldo, and mentor to Jaime Oliver, will be signing copies of his latest cookbook – Gennaro’s Cucina, on Wednesday 8 February. It’s a cookbook of classic Italian recipes that help to budget during a cost-of-living crisis.

In an era of excessive convenience and disposable food waste, Gennaro’s Cucinacould not come at a better time – you will learn how to use simple ingredients in inventive ways, eat seasonally, spend less and, ultimately, eat better.

‘Cucina povera’ is the food that traditionally fed the poor of Italy yet remains the basis of most Italian dishes we love to eat today. It’s a simple philosophy – delicious, hearty meals using accessible and affordable ingredients. Encouraging an ethos of zero waste, Gennaro’s Cucina ensures that every part of the ingredient, and your budget, is put to good culinary use.

Also at the Show will be Eddie Scott, MasterChef Champion 2022. He will be on the Demo Kitchen on the Tuesday and Wednesday and will be cooking up delights such as Keralan Banana Split and Rose and Pistachio Kulfi Baked Alaska. Eddie’s cooking is inspired by his family’s Indian, Punjabi heritage. His grandparents, both skilled cooks, taught him the basics of Punjabi cuisine and the art of cooking with spice. Eddie’s first memories were spent in the kitchen; he grew up in a family who loved to cook great food.

The rest of the time the Demo Kitchen will be hosted by chef Steph Moon, a bit of a celebrity herself in her native Yorkshire. Recipe ideas will include ‘Festival of Coronation’, with ice cream delights fit for a King and the forthcoming Coronation, and ‘Fire and Ice’, where chilli meets ice cream.

Tickets to the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show, 7th to 9th February at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, are £13 plus booking fee. Attendance is free for ICA members. All trade customers are welcome to attend. Children are welcome too (no charge) – but please pre-register.

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