Lowry Food Festival

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Great British Bake-Off star Paul Hollywood and TV fashion guru and Chinese cook Gok Wan at Salford Quays this weekend for the Lowry Outlet Food Festival.

paul hollywood

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The pair have been revealing their signature dishes and tricks of the trade at the event, where they will performed cookery demonstrations as well as meeting fans and signing books.

The three-day event  featuring a bustling artisan market with more than 100 food and drink stalls, selling everything from local cheeses, pies and sausages to cookware, crafts, jewellery and lots more.

Chinese cook Gok Wan

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The festival also sees the launch of MediaCityUK’s new tiki bar The Shack,  serving up cocktails and beer to be enjoyed al fresco.

There will also be live music from some of Salford and Manchester’s top musical talent as well as a kids’ cookery school, games and rides.


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About Paul:

Paul John Hollywood was born in 1966 in Wallasey, Wirral. He was a pupil at The Mosslands School. Hollywood studied sculpture at the Wallasey School of Art, but quit the course to start work as a baker. He first worked in his father’s bakery on the east coast of England and then in other bakeries on Merseyside. He eventually went on to become head baker at a number of hotels, including the The Dorchester, Chester Grosvenor and Spa and the Cliveden Hotel. He then left the UK for Cyprus, where he worked at two resorts.

Hollywood has appeared in guest spots on a number of television programmes, including BBC One’s The Generation Game, The Heaven and Earth Show and ITV’s This Morning, and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Since the show launched in 2010, Hollywood has been a judge on the BBC2 programme The Great British Bake Off. In this capacity, he has been described as the “antidote” to judges such as Len Goodman or Simon Cowell in other reality TV programmes, on account of his straightforward and honest manner and because his judging is restricted purely to the finished product. His partnership with Mary Berry has been described in The Guardian as being the “secret weapon” of the show and potentially one of the best judging combinations to have appeared on reality TV. Hollywood ran his own artisanal baking business based in Aylesham, Kent, which supplied stores such as Harrods and Waitrose but closed this in 2013 due to his increasing media commitments. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards named his 2005 book 100 Great Breads as the “Top Bread and Pastry Book” for that year.

In 2008, Hollywood created an almond and roquefort sourdough recipe that was said to be the most expensive bread in Britain. The roquefort is supplied from a specialist in France at £15 per kilo, while the flour for the bread is made by a miller in Wiltshire. Hollywood describes it as a “Rolls-Royce of loaves”. Hollywood is a guest speaker at several food festivals, including the Cumbrian Food Festival, and the BBC Good Food Show and the Cake and Bake Show, both in London. In May 2013, Hollywood began appearing as a judge on The American Baking Competition on CBS.

Hollywood has also starred in Sadie J, a children’s television programme. In 2013, he presented “Paul Hollywood’s Bread” on BBC Two, in which he gave advice on recipes for different types of bread; however, also featured on the series were recipes for some cakes such as the Danish pastry. He also presented in Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds, a cookery television series on BBC One.

About Gok:

Gok Wan born Ko-Hen Wan in 9 September 1974 is an English fashion consultant, author and television presenter, perhaps best known for his Channel 4 television programme How to Look Good Naked.

Initially training in the performing arts at the Central School of Speech and Drama, he then entered the fashion business, writing for popular fashion magazines and appearing on various television shows. In 2006, Channel 4 employed him to present his own television show, How to Look Good Naked, which lasted for three series. Moving into other genres, he presented a series of documentaries on social problems among young people, drawing on his personal experiences with obesity and homophobia.

Gok has been around the restaurant trade most of his life, and is a passionate Chinese cook.








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