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Friday, 24 October 2008

Winterfest: seasonal walk, cookery demonstration and feast @ White House Farm, Glemham

Just confirmed - Food Safari and White House Farm have teamed up for fantastic pre-Christmas event on 7 December. Jason Gathorne-Hardy, the charismatic force behind Alde Valley Food Adventures, farmer, artist, broadcaster and all round food polymath won't be around but he's kindly agreed to let Food Safari use White House farm as our base for the event.

Join us for a winter walk, demonstration of some seasonal cooking and of course a winter feast. This is a truly wonderful location.

For booking enquiries call me on 01728 621380

Monday, 20 October 2008

Should Britain feed itself? Can Britain feed itself?

I caught the Food Programme on BBC Radio 4 today (first broadcast Sunday 19 October 2008) while driving through Warwickshire in the pouring rain.

The question up for debate today was: 'Should Britain feed itself? Can Britain feed itself?' Based on the evidence of the Fife Diet where 600 people in Scotland have been experimenting with eating only locally produced or landed food the answer is no longer the 'you must be crazy' which the supermarket lobby might have us believe. It's an inspirational story which you can catch here

What do you think? Is this just a middle class fad or an example of a more sustainable approach to food that could scale beyond Fife? What are the true economics of local food?

Friday, 3 October 2008

Save the date! From Barley to Beer @ Grain Brewery, 23.11.08

We're pleased to confirm that the next Food Safari event will be From Barley to Beer with our friends from Grain Brewery just over the border in Norfolk on Sunday 23 November. Grain are a new and dynamic young company with a passion for beer but none of the heavy going real ale baggage that puts off a lot of us. You'll get to find out about the whole brewing process, the importance of the key ingredients, the subtleties of the brewer's art and of course a full opportunity to sample the results.

Watch out for more details of timings and booking details on the blog and at the main website. Meanwhile if you fancy a few beers to whet your appetite Food Safari recommends the Blonde Ash, a wheat beer for people who don't usually like wheat beers - light, crisp, deep flavour of the grain and pretty perfect for early Autumn drinking.