A POP-UP food festival attracted top chefs food manufacturers from across the UK to North Yorkshire.

Herb and speciality grower Herbs Unlimited, based at Sandhutton, near Thirsk, hosted the festival to showcase the vast range of speciality herbs and edible flowers available.

Guest chefs Nick Brown, of the Michelin starred Black Swan at Oldstead, and Josh Whitehead, head chef at the Harewood Food and Drink Project, demonstrated innovative ways of using lovage and lemon herbs.

While forager Chris Bax of ‘Taste the Wild’ provided refreshments from his new venture Bax Botanics.

They joined award-winning chef Stephanie Moon who created a special taster menu using Herbs Unlimited’s speciality herbs.

Philip Dodd, managing director of Herbs Unlimited said: “We’re lucky enough to be based in a region blessed with a wealth of fantastic food producers and by collaborating with some of Yorkshire’s top chefs, we wanted to showcase the very best of local produce and demonstrate how herbs can be the star of the dish.

“We are passionate about our wide range of herbs offering the versatility to inspire food manufacturers and chefs from across the country to bring something new to their products and menus.”