Fabulous food bringing new visitors to the Lakes

A new generation of artisan food producers are attracting a different kind of tourist to the Lake District. A rise in the number of micro-breweries, farm dairies and specialist butchers is making Cumbria an epicurean holiday destination of choice.

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Tourism businesses from across west Cumbria are learning about how locally sourced food can boost tourism

Chefs explain the importance of local produce Credit: ITV Border
TV chef Peter Sidwell Credit: ITV Border

TV Chef Peter Sidwell told our reporter Ryan Dollard: "The quality of the ingredients coming out of Cumbria at the moment is superb. We should all be celebrating them more and showing the world just what we can do."Cumbrian food is another great reason to come to the county"

Wild boar and gingerbread burger Credit: ITV Border

The wild Boar and Gingerbread burger is just one of the delicacies advertised at the conference. All of the ingredients for the burger are sourced from within 5 miles of Cockermouth

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