Chilli festival and cabbage-cooking world record to feature at Harrogate flower show (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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World record bids for Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
2:41pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A BID to set a cabbage-cooking world record and a chilli festival will all feature in this weekend’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.
The prestigious gardening event opens at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate tomorrow Friday (September 13).
A team of 11 chefs from across the region will attempt to set a world record for the most dishes made from one single vegetable by cooking 105 dishes in a day from one single giant cabbage.
The record attempt will begin with the first cut of the colossal cabbage by TV chef Stephanie Moon and Gilly Robinson in the Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre.
They will create 30 different dishes in 45 minutes. The rest of the team will then produce 15 dishes each throughout the day.
The cabbage has been produced specially for the autumn show by champion grower Peter Glazebrook, from Newark, who will be competing again this year to see if he can break the heavy onion record for the third year running.
There are also six new classes for giant vegetables at this year’s show.
Pumpkins, leeks, carrots, beetroot, and parsnips will also now be included in the fiercely contested championships.
Held just a few miles from Yorkshire’s famous growing triangle, the show also has a new challenge to find the heaviest stick of rhubarb.
The flower show will also feature a range of display gardens, floral art, cookery events and other horticulture highlights.
It runs from 9.30am until 5.30pm on Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14 and until 4.30pm on Sunday, September 15.
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