Dining out in the Slow lane

A CELEBRATION of Far Eastern, European and Lancashire cuisine is taking place in Lancaster this weekend.

The inaugural Lancaster Slow Food Festival takes place from Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16. It is being held in partnership with Lancaster Music Festival and has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food Programme.

A spokesman for the event said: “Slow Food can also be fast food. Preparing a nutritious meal from fresh local ingredients can be quick and easy.

“The slow food cook knows exactly where the produce has come from, who’s grown it, and who’s benefiting in the local economy.

“Many local cafes, restaurants, pubs and market stalls are taking part in the first Lancaster Slow Food Festival. Enjoy an amazing variety of local produce by visiting them over the Food Festival weekend.

Pick up a ‘where to eat local food’ leaflet to see who is participating, or visit the LESS website www.lessuk.org.”

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