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PUBLISHED: 10:04 24 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:05 24 October 2014

The Fine Cheese Co. Festival will take place at Milsom Place on 25 October

The Fine Cheese Co. Festival will take place at Milsom Place on 25 October

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The Great Bath Feast serves up a glorious menu this October. Nicky Hancock shares some of the highlights.

One of the images by Tessa BunneyOne of the images by Tessa Bunney

The month is packed with 150 amazing foodie events. They include talks and tutorials, cookery courses, gourmet gatherings, relaxed social suppers at gastropubs, tastings and demos.

Stars of the culinary world heading to the city include Angela Hartnett, Ruby Tandoh, Nathan Outlaw and Tom Kerridge, plus home grown Bath talent Ping Coombes, newly-crowned winner of MasterChef, who will be creating Malaysian dishes with Chris Staines at the Allium Brasserie.

Go on a global tour

Learn how to make fast and delicious vegetarian meals with Demuths Vegetarian Cookery School, tapping into Rachel Demuth’s expertise after 30 years in the business, or try a cuisine that is new to you. The Great Bath Feast takes you on a tour of global cuisines from the Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam , Japan and Andalucía.

Get cheesy

Meet the UK’s top artisan cheese makers at the Fine Cheese Co. Festival at Milsom Place on 25 October with an opportunity to sample award-winning cheese made by the crème de la crème of the cheese world.

Watch the chilli challenge

Drop in on the Great Bath Feast Pavilion on Stall Street (3-12 October), an action packed hub of activity for chefs’ demos, talks and a chance to see Bath Rugby stars testing their willpower with a chilli tasting.

Feast your eyes on this

The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year exhibition promises to be a feast for the eyes so call into the Octagon at Milsom Place (9-19 October).

The competition is a global celebration of the art of food photography.

A massive 6,000 images were entered into the contest this year and the overall winner, Tessa Bunney, was presented with a cheque for £5,000 for her image Noodle Making from her series Home Work, exploring craft villages in the villages around Hanoi, Vietnam.

The exhibition follows a theme central to The Great Bath Feast 2014, A Feast for the Eyes, exploring how all the senses contribute to the enjoyment of food and drink.

Make sweet delights

Bath’s famous baker, Richard Bertinet, will show how to create sweet delights from his new book Patisserie Maison, as well as hosting a series of events and courses at his cookery school, The Bertinet Kitchen.

Bath Abbey is hosting the Great Bath Bake Sale to launch its new Footprint appeal.

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