Very tasty taste of the sea promised with line-up reveleased

A HOST of culinary experts will be sharing their skills at the Taste of the Sea festival in Maryport. From fish and seafood to cakes and chutney, there will be flavours for everyone on the Vici Demo Truck throughout both days of the Taste Cumbria event, Saturday 14 and Sunday August.

15. The demonstration stage has been provided by Maryport-based seafood specialist Vici, which set up its UK base in the town seven years ago.

They will be showing off some of their own products, not least their seafood sticks – they’re the world’s biggest producer of these, selling 8,000 tonnes of them every year in the UK. The Vici team will also be pushing the sustainable seafood and shop local messages. Managing director Paul Agnew said: “Maryport is our home town so it would be daft for us not to get involved in the Taste of the Sea festival.

It’s all about being part of the community. “We’ll be making gyoza, our Japanese dumplings, and I have a recipe using our seafood sticks. Chef Jon Fell, of The Peddler in Whitehaven, will also be joining us.”

Other personalities on the Vici Demo Truck will include chef John Crouch who is working with Cumbria Wildlife Trust on some sustainable recipe ideas. – he’s a fan of spices, something that’s very appropriate for a port town. Two other Maryport business will also be represented – Wild and Fruitful preserves and their chef Jake Winter, and Debbie Wright, the creator of Her Citi cafe. Coming from further afield are Sue Cliff and Helen Walker of Cockermouth Country Market who will be revealing the recipes for some of the monthly market’s favourites.

Taste of the Sea festival and the flagship Taste Cumbria events in Cockermouth are is organised by Allerdale Borough Council. For more details visit www.tastecumbria.com The timetable is:

Saturday

11am – 11:30 – Jake Winter, Wild and Fruitful Preserves, handmade in Cumbria

1pm – 1:30pm – Vici specialist seafood of Maryport with Jon Fell of The Peddler, Whitehaven

2pm – 2:30pm – Sue Cliff & Helen Walker, Cockermouth Country Market

2:30pm – 3pm – Vici specialist seafood of Maryport

3pm – 3:30pm – John Crouch , Cumbria Wildlife Trust

4pm – 4:30pm – Debbie Wright, Her Citi boutique cafe, Maryport

Sunday

1pm – 1:30pm – Vici specialist seafood of Maryport with Jon Fell of The Peddler, Whitehaven

2pm – 2:30pm – John Crouch, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

3pm – 3:30pm – Jake Winter, Wild and Fruitful Preserves, handmade in Cumbria