PICTURES: Images from Abergavenny Food Festival as thousands attend last day

Crowds line the streets for Abergavenny Food Festival PICTURE: Huw John Photography

Thousands of people attended the third and final day of Abergavenny Food Festival  today to rub shoulders with world class chefs, join in with tasting sessions and sample the delights of the 220 stallholders along the bustling market streets.

Hemsley + Hemsley were pick of the day with not one but two interactive tasting sessions, showcasing recipes from their new recipe book to 160 attentive festival goers.

The Hemsley sisters weren’t the only ones doing it for the ladies; Observer food rising star, Olia Hercules gave a masterclass in traditional Ukrainian cooking, Gizzi Erskine talked recipes from her new book ‘Healthy Appetite’ and the first ladies of ‘cue, Hang Fire Smokehouse gave away some of their top BBQ tips to a full house.

Newly appointed Chairwoman of the Festival, Melanie Doel said. “Abergavenny food festival has truly established itself as the hub of food debate across Britain. For anyone in the food business, including all the top chefs, Abergavenny was the place to be this weekend.”

Heather Myers, Chief Executive of the Festival added, “A lot of hard-work and dedication goes into organising the Festival and it’s amazing to see that it has all paid off.

“We’d like to thank all the chefs and professionals involved in the masterclasses and demonstrations along with the thousands of people that came to see us this weekend. We hope you had as fantastic a time as we did. Next up is the Christmas Fair on the December 13 and of course, Abergavenny Food Festival 2016.”

Here’s a selection of the tastiest photographs from the festival from photographers Tim Woodier and Huw John:

south Wales
Chef Theo Randall PICTURE: Huw John Photography
Crowds in the Brewery Yard PICTURE: Tim Woodier
street food
A visitor tries pulled pork PICTURE: Tim Woodier
Hemsley + Hemsley were pick of the day
PICTURE: Huw John Photography
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Olia Hercules gave a masterclass in traditional Ukranian cooking PICTURE: Huw John

Sizzling prawns PICTURE Tim Woodier
Yottam Ottolenghi PICTURE: Tim Woodier
fruit and vegetables
Tomatoes on sale PICTURE: Tim Woodier
Le Manoir
Raymond Blanc in conversation with Sheila Dillon PICTURE: Huw John Photography