A FOUR-day foodie feast kicks off in Herefordshire today.

TV chef John Torode will be visiting Old Market today to entertain shoppers with on-site cooking demonstrations.

The day will be hosted by fellow celebrity chef Lesley Waters, known for her appearances on Ready Steady Cook and This Morning.

John appears as part of Old Market’s ‘Share The Love’ August bank holiday celebrations and there will be events taking place throughout the weekend.

For a full time-table of all activities including details, dates and times visit oldmarkethereford.co.uk

And the wait is almost over for this year’s Flavours of Herefordshire Festival.

From Saturday, Hereford’s Castle Green is to transform into a foodie heaven for three days – with celebrity appearances, live demonstrations and local exhibitors just some of the free-to-enter offerings.

Doyenne of baking Mary Berry will be cooking up a storm in the celebrity theatre at 11am and 2.30pm on Saturday, and will be signing books at 11.45pm and 3.15pm.

Cargill’s Chef George will be teaching the art of making multiple meals out of a whole chicken and there will be a guided food walk at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday offers something for little ones with Sea Legs Puppet Theatre and Mister Maker in the celebrity theatre at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Mickey Provis, of Green Cow Kitchens, will share his skills and insights in game preparation on Monday, while young chef Sean Weaver teaches hopefuls about cooking.

Hereford’s Pizza Express chefs will teach the art of pizza making and a chance to learn how to make cocktails and canapes is also on offer.

There will be plenty of local exhibitors and live music throughout the weekend and visitors can park at King George V Playing Fields on Hinton Road for £5 all day.

Visit flavoursofherefordshire.co.uk to book tickets.

But the fun won’t be confined to Castle Green this year, as Hereford welcomes its first festival fringe – h.Food.

On Sunday evening, awardwinning comedian Esme De Flange and local musicians will be entertaining at a free community pop-up picnic at All Saints Cafe.

Visitors can take part in the Pie and Ale trail around Hereford from today until Monday.

There will be tastings and talks at Olivers Cider and Perry in Ocle Pychard tomorrow.

Visit herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/page/h.food for a full list of events or to book.