MasterChef’s John Torode will be joined by Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn at the UK’s first food literary festival today, April 30, and tomorrow, May 1.

Henley on Food will see a whole host of celebrity chefs culminate for a programme of talks, interactive demonstrations, sampling, wine tasting, pop-up Supper Clubs and children’s’ activities.

Festival founder, Kate Lynas, says: “The concept behind Henley on Food was devised to feed the growing demand for intelligent and engaging culinary experiences.

“Having seen the popularity of food authors surge over recent years – both at the Henley Literary Festival and on the national bestseller lists – we knew this was the right time to bring together brilliant, inspiring and genuinely interesting people for a weekend celebration of food and drink.”

Leading the health herd is blogger and celebrity nutritionist Madeleine Shaw with her second book Ready Steady Glow.

She will be joined by ‘The Naturalista’ Xochi Balfour, whose food and beauty recipes help you to be happy and healthy from inside out.

Celebrity caterer Sophie Wright brings her book Blooming Delicious with recipes designed for every stage of pregnancy and Pip McCormac, Lifestyle Director at Red Magazine, will help you to grow-your-own with The Herb and Flower Cookbook: Plant, Grow, Eat.

As well as the literary programme there will be demonstrations from top local talent including Heston Blumenthal’s head chef at Michelin-starred pub The Hinds Head in Bray, Spaniard Jânos Veres.

As well as Raymond Blanc’s talented protégé, Shaun Dickens, whose Henley restaurant has been awarded a host of prestigious accolades, and sustainability focused Michelin chef Ryan Simpson of Orwells at Shiplake in Henley-on-Thames.

The festival will also be holding a six-course Supper Club, London’s trendiest pop up dining event, and a riverside farm shop.

Children and teenagers can even get involved with cooking lessons from local cookery school Smart Raspberry.

Henley on Food, Shiplake College, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4BW, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.