Preston's Feast For Peace festival is back for a second year

As festivals go, Preston is putting on one to really get your teeth into.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 17th August 2017, 9:53 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:48 pm
Organiser Kay Johnson
Organiser Kay Johnson

Feast For Peace 2 will bring people from all nations together in the Flag Market and Harris Museum on Saturday with the slogan: “If we can eat together we can live together.”

Volunteer chefs will cook up treats from all around the globe to reflect the city’s diverse communities. On offer will be food from India, Eastern Europe, Syria, South America - and Lancashire - to help promote inclusivity.

The event (noon-4pm) which will also feature music and dance from around the world, is being organised by The Larder - Lancashire and Region Dietary Education Resource.

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Last year’s inaugural festival was a huge success and it is hoped this year’s will be even bigger and better.

The dishes cooked up will be made from food which would otherwise have been heading for landfill. On top of that a mystery donor, known only as Aysha, has given £300 to provide additional ingredients for the chefs.

Organiser Kay Johnson (pictured last year) said: “I’m always blown away by the generosity that Feast For Peace brings out in people. This kindness moves me and gives me strength to make this event the best it can be. Our amazing food champions and chefs will be creating some delicious treats.”

Amongst the cooks at work will be Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, Teresa Kieronska, Sara Bhamia, Lakshimi Baker, Suely Ludgero, Gill Watson, Mary Moore and renowned cake maker Helen James working with a team of refugees from Syria.