Jamie Oliver filming on the Fylde

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is visiting the Fylde coast this week.

The star of Channel 4’s Food Fight Club will be in the Over Wyre area on Tuesday and Wednesday for two days of filming.

Along with co-star Jimmy Doherty, he is making a series of programmes about lost foods in the UK that will be aired on Channel 4 next year.

The Lancashire programme is about the little-known Tossett Cake.

The cake is local to Stalmine and Preesall and dates back centuries, most likely linked to the old wakes holy day celebrations to mark the feast day of St Oswald.

Local vicar, Rev. Shaun Baldwin, will have a go at baking the cake for the programme.

He said: “We think that ‘Tossett’ is a corruption of ‘St Oswald’. There has been a place of worship in Stalmine since around 1240AD and the parish was originally dedicated to St Oswald before the existing church was built and dedicated to St James in 1806.

“I understand Jamie and Jimmy’s aim is to revive the Tossett Cake - a biscuit that’s flavoured with caraway seeds and coriander seeds - as well as the community celebrations linked to the feast of St Oswald. I also have to attempt to bake it!

“Booths Supermarkets are sponsoring the ingredients and I understand that the winner’s cake will be marketed and sold in Booths stores.”

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