The Bolton Food Festival
Hairy Bikers & Michael Caines
The centre of Bolton was transformed from market place to kitchen over the weekend, as celebrity chefs were once again rubbing shoulders with local producers and food lovers, for the sixth annual Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
The Hairy Bikers returned for a third year, wowing a capacity crowd with a lively display of their own home cooking.
This year's festival proved as popular as ever, with thousands taking to Bolton's streets in the name of good food. At times, there was barely any room to move in amongst the displays.
The market square was painted with the stalls of both local and international suppliers, with the aroma of traditional German bratwurst and spicy European meats, melding with the familiar smells of Lancashire cheeses, pies, kippers and cakes.
13 year old school pupil William Gallie and school cook Sarah Lawton were given the opportunity to meet their heroes, after their recipes for healthier meals were chosen to be rolled out across schools in the area.
Top TV chef Michael Caines was on hand on Friday to get the event off with a bang. The two Michelin-starred chef and restauranture giving the first demo of the weekend.