The Jane Austen Festival was thrilled to be asked to take part in the Masterchef programme in September 2011. The weather was wonderful, the sun shone as 100 of us,  met up from our various events, strolled through the city to the Royal Crescent lawn where luncheon was prepared by the contestants.



The Jane Austen Festival arriving at the Royal Crescent



Everything looked and sounded delicious

…and it was so difficult to choose, Salmon en croute or duck?




…Mackerel with pastry heads and tails or succulent chicken?





…this pudding is delicious!






and so is this one.