Learn how to cook rhubarb with British chefs

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Take part in live cookery demonstrations at the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, celebrating the heritage of this quirky pink vegetable.

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The northern city of Wakefield’s annual Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb celebrates the Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, which is grown locally in an area known as The Rhubarb Triangle.

Yorkshire’s forced rhubarb is so prized that it has European Protected Designation of Origin status, which means that it can’t be grown anywhere else.

The festival takes place every year in February and includes three days of free cookery demonstrations by national and regional chefs, a food market, street entertainment, heritage walks and rhubarb farm tours.

If you’re visiting Wakefield outside of the festival look out for farmers markets cropping up around the city. There’s one held on the second Saturday of every month in the cathedral precinct or you can pop down to Wakefield Market Hall on Union Street to sample the local produce.

Wakefield is in West Yorkshire, a 2-hour journey north of London by train.  

Content provided by Experience Wakefield

For more local tourist information:

  • Wakefield Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address tic@wakefield.gov.uk
  • Contact Details 0845 601 8353

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