03:07AM, Tuesday 14 May 2013
Hundreds of food lovers enjoyed international nibbles at Maidenhead’s first street food festival.
Esther Brienza used her own time to pull together the festival which was held on Friday and Saturday in King Street.
Stands selling a range of international treats including paella, Jamaican bites and French crepes were inundated with customers.
These included British food company The Flying Ducks, vegan Indian stall Lalita's and English breakfast stand Original Fry-Up Material famous for its appearance on Mary Portas’ new show Queen of the High Street.
One particular stall proved more popular than others as actress Angela Griffin served up cajun pork burgers and jerk spiced sausages as she gave a helping hand to her husband Jason's company Pigs & Dogs.
"I used to work in Burger King as a child so I have some experience," joked the Coronation Street and Holby City star, who had to pack up shop early on Friday when they ran out of stock.
Organiser Esther, from Lassell Gardens, set up the festival as a response to increasing negativity surrounding a lack of entertainment in the town.
She said: "People are always complaining about the empty shops but I don't think Maidenhead is about that.
"It's about the people and I wanted to bring everyone together by providing the feel of a town square."
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