The Food Section

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...

Meet Susie, the Truckle Truck

CHEESE-lovers in this area should keep a look out for this colourful little Citroen van, and make a bee-line for it the moment owner Carolyn Hopkins opens the side hatch and reveals the riches inside. Welcome to the Truckle Truck, a cheesemonger on wheels, stacked with some of the finest cheeses of this region, the…

Read more...

Summer’s botanical bounty from Quicke’s

DEVON cheesemakers Quicke’s, based on the family farm near Crediton, have produced a new seasonal cheese, the hand-crafted Elderflower Clothbound Cheese. Combining early summer’s grass-fed cow’s milk with the elder tree’s botanical bloom, this six-month matured cheese is a joyous celebration of the land. The new cheese owes much to the ancient hedgerows that the…

Read more...

Ancient spelt grain milled at Dunster watermill

A RARE example of a working watermill at the National Trust’s Dunster Castle has begun producing its own spelt flour, made from organic spelt grain grown by Sharpham Park near Glastonbury. Visitors will be able to see the fully operating 18th-century watermill in action on the first Wednesday of every month, and other selected dates…

Read more...

Lyme Bay fizz is the People’s Choice

LYME Bay Winery was chosen alongside Waitrose’s Leckford Estate Brut 2013 as the nation’s favourite fizz at the recent People’s Choice Wine Awards (PCWA) ceremony at The Comedy Store, Manchester. The competition, which is only in its second year, is growing rapidly, with triple the number of entries this year than last, as an increasing…

Read more...

A Sunday (nut) roast

WHEN did you last have a nut roast? If you are a life-long vegetarian, you might say maybe 20 years ago. The best nut roasts were served at Cranks restaurant in Covent Garden, and the most reliable recipes were in the two Cranks cookbooks, which still deserve a place on the shelves of any keen…

Read more...