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Newport bites the foodie apple

Newport may not have an obvious foodie focus but organisers of the first Newport Food Festival, from 28 to 29 October 2011, are hoping to change that.

Bara Brith

Newport Food Festival will include local produce

 Demonstrating Newport’s culinary diversity, the festival will feature celebrity chefs including Stephen Terry and Norman Musa, as well as local talent.

The focus is Saturday October 29 with producer stalls, free chef demonstrations and live music.

Anna Redman is the owner of Ristorante Vittorio, which will be taking part in the chef demonstration.  She says Newport has more individuality than other cities, “It’s not overloaded with chains; there are still many independent, family run businesses.”

Newport City Council and Newport Unlimited, who are running the festival, want to build the reputation of the city as a food destination.

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