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Steven Lamb


Steven will be hosting the GARDEN STAGE on both days of the Festival

River Cottage curing & smoking expert, teacher, presenter and author.

Steven Lamb has been a key part of River Cottage for over a decade. He teaches on several courses at the Cookery School but specialises in curing and smoking meat. Steven appeared in the TV series, regularly presents on the Food Tube channel and has written the award winning River Cottage Curing & Smoking Handbook.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on Steven

“Steven Lamb and I go back to the early days, when River Cottage HQ was a scrubbed-out cow barn with a second-hand kitchen rammed into a shed next door. Steven’s knowledge is as broad as it is deep and that is why he is in such high demand.”

Beyond River Cottage, Steven’s extensive food knowledge and talent for live hosting has put him at the centre of many of the best food shows and festivals, either leading his own cookery demonstration or compering the live stage for emerging and celebrity chefs.

Always keen to share his knowledge, Steven regularly teaches at other UK and International cookery schools, and also uses his experience to consult on food projects for individuals and large organisations. He writes on an array of subjects for print and online and has recently completed writing the next River Cottage Handbook on Cheese & Dairy.