Tens of thousands of people are expected to go along to the Taste Cumbria Food Festival in Cockermouth today and tomorrow.
The festival features Michelin star chef Paul Rankin and celebrity chefs Peter Sidwell and Stephen Docherty doing cooking demonstrations.
On Sunday celebrity Italian chef Aldo Zilli will be joined by Cumbria Life Young Chef of the Year 2013 Scott Fairweather.
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