Myatt’s Fields Park will play host to a cook-off featuring the Head Chef from Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall’s River Cottage this Saturday (22 June). Gill Meller will be up against the finest cooks in the neighbourhood in the ‘best rhubarb dish’ competition at Myatt’s Fields Park fair.
It’s free to enter – so if you fancy your self as a rhubarb aficionado then throw yourself into the mix! (Figuratively.)
The event will be filmed as part of Channel 4’s River Cottage – which this year sees Hugh and friends touring the country to find the finest fruit-based recipes and cooks around.
MFP said: ‘Myatt’s has been picked because of its heritage – Mr Myatt, the market gardener who farmed the land before the park was built in 1889, introduced rhubarb to England as a sweet dish. The park team are also featuring rhubarb on their café menu over the summer, with a rhubarb dish every day. The River Cottage team will film the park’s greenhouse where rhubarb is being grown by volunteers, and record the cooking challenge during the fair.’
Myatt’s Fields Park fair and family fun day, which runs from 11am to 6pm, will also feature a football competition, talent contest, live music and DJs, community stalls, art fair, plant sale and a small children’s fairground.