Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.
A favourite finalist of this year's Masterchef, we are joined by Delia-Maria Asser.
Delia is a 28 year old police officer, born and bred in Essex, but now living in Kent with her partner, Christopher who is also a police officer. She was born to an English father and Spanish mother and therefore grew up travelling to Spain every year to visit family. Brought up speaking fluent Spanish and this led her to love studying other languages. Delia studied French and German at secondary school and went on to attend Durham University where she specialised in Arabic, Spanish, Catalan and French. To then deciding she wanted to learn Arabic after visiting Palestine as a teenager and undertaking refugee work in Bethlehem. As a teenager and even now, “I just wanted to bring a bit of happiness to the world – Smiling is the best! Everyone should do it more often.”
Delia lived in Morocco for a year studying Arabic and absolutely loved it – “the food was incredible and so cheap!” From a young age, she loved cooking and learnt from her mother, watching her make all sorts of wonderful food and reflected this by making her sister gourmet packed lunches for school – “she loved them!”