Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Turan Turan

Where: Castle Garden Stage - Castle Gardens

Turan has been smoking and preserving food for many years with a wealth of knowledge to truly inform and inspire you on the courses he hosts.

He takes huge pride in using ingredients from reliable and sustainable sources, only using the best produce when brining meat and fish or when curing and smoking.

A renowned expert in his field, you may have seen him recently on screen helping Bake Off Winner Nadiya Hussein learn how to cure and cold smoke fish at home.

Turan’s written two books on food smoking, curing and drying bringing his knowledge to a broader audience and his Smoking one will be available at the Festival.

He has consulted for a number of chefs and restaurants to create smoked foods for their menus and whether it’s working with Jamie Oliver’s apprentices at Fifteen or slum dwellers in the BBC’s Victorian Slum programme, his expertise really shines through.

Ironic that Turan's previous career saw him serving as a senior officer in the London Fire Brigade for more than 30 years – so smoke and flame still a huge feature in his life!



A chef doing a demonstration

9th, 10th & 11th
September 2022

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 singer at ludlow spring festival

14th & 15th
May 2022

Held in Ludlow Castle, more than 200 real ales, 150 classic vehicles and live music all weekend. That’s not forgetting over 60 food and drink producers to discover!

Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 14th
August 2022

A food and drink walk of approximately 8 miles adapted from our Italian twin town. A unique experience for food lovers and those wanting to explore the Ludlow landscape.