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The Flavours of Herefordshire Festival are delighted to announce that our celebrities for this years festival are….

Paul Hollywood, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Blanche Vaughan & Sea Legs Puppet Theatre with special guest CBeebies’ Mr Bloom!

Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood 3As a judge on BBC 2’s BAFTA Award winning ‘The Great British Bake Off’, Paul Hollywood knows a thing or two about baking! As head baker at some of the most exclusive hotels including Cliveden, Chester Grosvenor and The Dorchester, Paul gained a reputation as one of the country’s finest artisan bakers.
Paul went on to launch the Paul Hollywood Artisan Bread Company and now supplies Harrods and Waitrose to name a few, with his own branded bread.

Paul has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off for three series and his new series Paul Hollywood’s Bread aired in the UK on the BBC in March 2013.

In 2005 he authored a best-selling book ‘100 Great Breads’ and was voted ‘top bread and pastry book’ by the Gourmand Academy. His second book ‘How to Bake’, published by Bloomsbury, came out in summer 2012 and quickly went on to the top of the bestseller lists. The book to accompany his Bread series came out in February 2013 and is also a feature of the bestseller lists which he will be signing at this year’s festival.
Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulHollywood
Get tickets to see Paul here


The Fabulous Baker Brothers

The Baker brothersWe know them as the ‘Fabulous Baker Brothers’ from Channel 4’s hit show and accompanying book of the same name. Tom & Henry Herbert came from a long line of family foodies and are carrying on the tradition with gusto. Both are 5th generation bakers with baking in their genes but each brother’s passion for food led them in very different directions.

Fresh out of baking college Tom won Young Baker of the Year and headed out with an ambition to ‘do for bread what Rick Stein has done for fish’. With a wealth of artisanal nous and a lively baking and business heritage, Tom has gone on to collect numerous awards. His family business, Hobbs House Bakery has won Organic loaf of the year, 9 out of 10 times, and been featured in the aforementioned Rick Stein’s Food Heroes, as a Super Food Hero, Henrietta Green’s Food Lovers Guide to Britain, and also featured in the Independents top 50 food shops.

Henry is a graduate from Westminster Catering College and passionate about carefully sourced, good quality seasonal ingredients. Henry to turned his hand to a new trade and now fronts a butcher’s shop, which specialises in charcuterie. He feels it is about time the British butcher had a shake up and wake up to modern tastes but also bring back some of the pride this country once had with meat.
Follow Tom Herbert on Twitter @Tom_Herbert_ and Henry Herbert on Twitter @henry_herbert
Get tickets to see The Fabulous Baker Brothers here


Blanche Vaughan

Blanche Vaughan photoAn accomplished chef and food writer, Blanche Vaughan trained at London’s iconic River Café and has cooked professionally in restaurants across the UK, including Moro and St. John. Blanche will be talking about her latest book ‘In One Pot’ Fresh Recipes For Every Occasion and cooking one of her favourite pot recipes with Castle House’s Head Chef, Claire Nicholls. After the demonstration Blanche will be signing copies of her new book which will be available at a special price of £12.99 (rrp £18.99).
Follow Blanche on Twitter @blanchevaughan
Get tickets to see Blanche here


Sea Legs Puppet Theatre with special guest CBeebies’ Mr Bloom

The Nursery Rhyme Man 1Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Rob Ashman, Sea Legs Puppet Theatre is a high quality small touring puppet theatre with a dedicated team of highly skilled artists and musicians. Sea Legs are waiting to welcome you into the ancient and enchanting world of puppetry and storytelling.mr-blooms-nursery-thumb If that isnt enough, there will be a special guest performance from CBeebies very own Mr Bloom. Let your children learn from the experience of nurturing vegetables as Mr Bloom and the audience of ‘tiddlers’ sing his favourite songs from the show.
Follow Sea Legs on Twitter @Sealegspuppets and CBeebies’ @CBeebiesHQ
Get tickets to see Sea Legs & Mr Bloom here