THE first events at a new food and drink festival in Goring have been announced.
The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13.
Attractions will include workshops on butchery, Thai street food, tandoori cooking, cake baking and preserving lemons.
There will be a demonstration of a Thermomix, a £900 food processor that also chops and cooks and is used by Heston Blumenthal in his restaurants.
Classes in whisky, cognac and wine tasting will also be on offer.
Competitions will include boules played with rounds of cheese, a bake-off, chilli and spaghetti-eating contests and a prize for the ugliest or rudest-looking vegetable.
Events will be held at nine venues in the village and there will be stalls selling food and drink.
The festival is being organised by food writer Michelle Brachet and food photographer Shannon Lee Robinson, who live in Goring.
Timings and venues will be announced shortly at www.goringstreatleyfoodfest.co.uk/programme