Friday, 31st July 2015, 06:00 AM - Sunday, 2nd August 2015, 18:00 PM

Food lovers will have their taste buds tantalised at this year‘s CLA Game Fair, which takes place at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday July 31st until Sunday August 2nd.

An array of appetising food-focused features will showcase the very best in British food and drink produce.

Falling under the banner of the CLA Game Fair Totally Food Show, this year’s event will offer showgoers two food-themed areas packed with culinary delights. The event will also feature the all-new Great British Village, the first major themed area to be introduced at the CLA Game Fair for several years.

New for this year is the Great British Flavour competition, where showgoers can judge a range of British food and drink supplied by exhibitors for tasting.
Taking place in the Cookery Demonstration Theatre, the competition will be led by two leading celebrity chefs.

The Game Chef of the Year Competition, held in association with designed to find two unrecognised chefs who enjoy cooking with game meats and who embrace the Great British Countryside through their food, this year the competition will be divided into two categories – amateur cooks and professional chefs. The final of the amateur competition takes place on Friday, July 31 and the professional cook-off is Saturday, August 1st

Chef Mike Robinson will be demonstrating how to skin, butcher, prepare and cook a roe deer on each day of the event.

Mike, a regular television presenter and author of numerous cookery books, is passionate about country sports, deer stalking and spreading the word about game cookery.

“Venison is one of the greatest and most versatile of game meats but you do need to understand the animal in order to be able to cook it well,” he explains.

“Showing people how to skin, butcher and cook a deer is a great way of encouraging more people to cook with game—sustainable, local, healthy and delicious free range food!”

CLA Game Fair Chefs Joe Souto

CLA Game Fair Chef
Joe Souto

Rachel Green

Rachel Green

Also demonstrating is award-winning Lincolnshire chef Rachel Green whose family has been farming for 14 generations.

Rachel, who has published two cookery books and has four TV series to her name, ran her own restaurant and has catered for many events and for members of the Royal Family.

“Using game is integral to my way of life and I am passionate about passing on what a fantastic food source game is and the vast range of delicious food you can cook with it,” says Rachel.

Completing the line up of chefs is Jose Souto, chef lecturer in Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College, London, who has a specialist interest in game and will also be launching his book Venison: The Game Larder at the show.

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About The Author

Catherine Scott is Associate Features Editor for Yorkshire Post Newspapers. A self-confessed foodie, she is also a judge of the Deliciousyorkshire/Yorkshire Post Taste Awards.

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