Bake Off star joins new Longleat food festival

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and celebrity chef James Martin will be among the highlights of a new food and drink festival at Longleat (June 10-11).

The event will feature live cooking demonstrations, music and activities alongside food and drink stalls selling local food and drink products.

The Wiltshire stately home’s new Longhouse events facility will stage live shows and food demonstrations, with Hussain on June 10 and James Martin on June 11.

Emma, Viscountess Weymouth, will host ‘Emma’s Afternoon Tea’, a special high tea in the Orangery and surrounding formal gardens.

She said: “This will be a fantastic event for families and the perfect way for us to celebrate the start of the summer with the help of two amazing cooking superstars.”

In July, Hussain will begin presenting her own cookery show, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure on BBC2, and she will co-present a major new cookery show, The Big Family Cooking Showdown.

Hussain commented: “I’m very excited to have the chance to come to Longleat and share some of my love for baking and cooking with people in such beautiful surroundings.”

Martin made his television debut in November 1996 and has rarely been off screen since.

He said: “I began my career with food at a stately home so it will be fascinating to have the chance to do some live cooking in front of an audience at Longleat.” he said.