National Festival of Making’s food and drink line-up set to whet your appetite

Published Friday 10 May 2019 at 15:06

The National Festival of Making has just revealed its food and drink line-up for 2019 and it’s enough to make your stomach rumble!

Vendors from right across the North West will turn out to Blackburn’s biggest event of the year over the weekend of 15 and 16 June.

With top food and drink being the essential ingredient of any award-winning event, festival organisers have signed up renowned culinary producers to tickle the taste buds of its 40,000 visitors.

From pear drop liqueur to Hanky Panky Pancakes and delicious homemade pies, there’ll be something to suit almost every palate and the Taste Lancashire marquee will be back for a second year too.

The line-up includes:

Shirley’s Pies – tasty, homemade, traditional pies

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium – piles and piles of decadent puddings

Hanky Panky Pancakes – syrup smothered, stacked pancakes

Sleazy Tiger – South Indian thalis, street food the way it’s eaten in Kerala

Wah Wahs – deep fried Mexican churros, hot chocolate and spicy treats

Pie Mezzanae – the famous Lancashire-baked pies with surprising twists

Belgian Waffle Tuk – does what it says on the tin – delicious Belgian waffles!

Chicken Little – crispy, tender chicken pieces served from a cute tuk tuk

Burger and Lobster Brothers – doing what they do very well, this is the place for burgers and lobster

Deli Delite – festival regulars bringing the spice with their curries and wraps

Nasi Lemak Manchester – absolutely irresistible, authentic Malaysian dishes to savour

Wignalls Yallo – Rapeseed oil from Standish Hall Farm

Batch Gin – multi award winning gin made in Burnley

The Bee Centre – honey products from Lancashire bees

Bowland Food Hall at Holmes Mill – a selection of what’s on offer regularly at the popular foodie destination

Bowland Brewery – described as ales of outstanding natural beauty, brewed in the picturesque heart of Lancashire

Cuckoo Gin – gin made on a farm in Brindle

Calyx Drinks – soft drinks made from flowers in Burnley

Heritage Kitchen – chutneys, relishes and marmalades made in Bacup

Black Powder Gin – gin distilled at Preece Hall Estate, Preston

Mr Fitzpatricks – vintage cordials produced in Rossendale

Our Paula’s – flavoured butters produced in Chorley

Hoyle Bottom Spirits – producing Tinker Brook Gin

Nowt Poncy – low sugar/healthy cooking sauces from Rossendale

Panache Natural Flavour Infusions – producing flavour infusions, an ingredient popular with budding and expert mixologists

Love Cheesecakes – handcrafted cheesecakes from Poulton

Pretzel and Spelt, Bolton – Bavarian goodies and Alpine bakes from Bolton

Ripplehead Ices – a traditional ice cream van

The festival, sponsored by Blackburn with Darwen Council, scooped Best Non-Music Festival at the UK Festival Awards as well as Visit Lancashire’s Large Event of the Year.

Stretching right across the town centre, there’s fun for all the family with everything from workshops to a BBC stage, live music, works from national and international artists, a Maker’s Market, street food, performances, tours and talks.

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