News Feed

BBC Award for Philippa’s prison project

SHAFTESBURY-based chef Philippa Davis was part of the Liberty Kitchen team who won the Street Food Award in this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards, which were announced in Bristol. Liberty Kitchen is a street food project which was set up about 18 months ago to help reduce reoffending rates and provide a chance for…

Read more...

Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park is back

AWARD-winning chef and food writer Tom Kerridge brings his food and music festival, Pub in the Park, to Bath’s Royal Victoria Park over the weekend 21st to 23rd June. Following last year’s success, Pub in the Park returns with an array of pop-up pubs including Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers as well as The…

Read more...

Taste of Oz at Longleat food festival

THERE is a decidedly Australian flavour to this year’s Longleat Food and Drink Festival, on 22nd and 23rd June, celebrating the recent opening of Koala Creek. Now in its third year, the food and drink festival showcases the finest local produce while also celebrating international cuisine from around the world. Headlining the live cooking demonstrations…

Read more...

Thou shalt savour Jay Rayner

JAY Rayner, restaurant critic of The Observer, chairman of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet and voted the country’s most influential food journalist, is coming to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 15th June, as part of the town’s food festival. The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business…

Read more...

Open Farm Sunday with the National Trust

THE National Trust invites visitors to the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor for a walk and talk on Open Farm Sunday, 9th June. The walk will start in Selworthy, taking in some beautiful views across the estate and ending with a picnic on the green provided by Periwinkle Cottage Tea-rooms. The three-mile walk will be a…

Read more...

Silver Swift selected for Seed Fund Academy 2019

A BATH-based start-up business, Silver Swift, has been chosen as one of 14 entrepreneurs for this year’s Seed Fund Academy. Having impressed the judges with its range of spirited spritzers, Silver Swift will take part in an intensive summer programme run by top mentors from across the industry, designed to transform big ideas into big…

Read more...

Invitation to join Xavier at his kitchen table

A DISTINCTIVE one-man show, POST, comes to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Saturday 27th April. Performer Xavier de Sousa invites the audience to join him at his kitchen table for an evening of traditional Portuguese and an exploration of ideas of national identity. The audience is served with traditional Portuguese food and potent Cachaça, creating…

Read more...

Say cheese for Easter

DEVON’s famous cheesemaker Quicke’s is hosting a series of Easter cheesesboard tasting sessions at the farm shop at Newton St Cyres near Crediton on Saturday 13th April from 10.30am. The idea is to encourage visitors to build a cheeseboard to compete with the chocolate this Easter. Run by Quicke’s Ambassador, Stuart Dowle, the event will…

Read more...

Fifty Dorset Makers at Furleigh

DORSET Visual Arts’ Fifty Makers project continues with an exhibition at the Furleigh Estate vineyard at Salway Ash near Bridport, running until 30th March. The aim of focusing on the range and quality of craft in Dorset artists was launched with a pop up exhibition at Wolfeton Riding House near Dorchester in July 2017. The…

Read more...

Wincanton savours the flavour

FOOD businesses from Somerset and the surrounding counties will be showcasing their produce at a new one-day event in Wincanton, Savour the Flavour, at the Memorial Hall, on Saturday 30th March. The aim of the event, organised by South Somerset District Council, is to showcase and celebrate the high quality produce, producers and food retailers…

Read more...