Ruth

    Ruth

    Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:49

    Be ashamed Tesco

    This whole page newspaper advert is vile in every sense of the word Tesco. Which box in your Core Purpose and Values does it tick?

    Edit: Thank you followers for making a noise about this. It was noticed.

    Monday, 30 July 2018 11:45

    Wild and Game

    This week we've been sampling game sausages, sausage rolls and pies sent to us from new food producer Wild and Game. They are a new not-for profit food business aiming to turn us into a nation of game eaters. I'm not sure if there's much converting to do here in East Anglia, where we eat a lot of wild meat, but the game goodies will be available online to pubs, restaurants, small shops and the general public, so great for those that find it hard to visit a decent butcher. "We're keen to make game more prominent in the UK diet", says Steven Frampton, who runs the business with Michael Cannon. Products are supplied frozen and available all year round. Our box arrived on the hottest day of the year, tightly packed in ice, still frozen solid after an overnight delivery. Best of the products we tasted were the sausages, including the pheasant and pear, pheasant and venison and pheasant and white wine. All were a big hit with Mr SuffolkFoodie and notably very good eaten cold the next day. Keep an eye out for their new products. Pheasant Lasagne anyone?

     

     

     

    Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:34

    Shimpling Park Lamb

    Dammit! I missed a feast at Shimpling Park last week. A gathering of all the people involved in the production chain of Alice and John Pawsey's organic clover fed lamb; including the Shepherd, farm workers, tractor drivers, butchers, chefs and food writers. All watched on as Lavenham butchers Greg and Gareth cut up a whole lamb and then the chefs cooked the various cuts over fire pits and barbecues. Try it for yourself, I have and can guarantee that it's delicious, available from Lavenham Butchers.
     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:40

    Film Feast

    Film Feast Suffolk will be showcasing feature films, documentaries and short films around the subject of food and drink. Just up my street and a fringe event to the wonderful Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. Local Suffolk cafes and restaurants will be festival partners and recreating the meals and food featured in the films screened. Book now!

    My kind of Fringe Event ... ice cream tasting at Hadley's Ice Cream Parlour in Lavenham. A select few (including some very excited children) who were quick enough to spot this free event at the Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival, spent the evening learning about ice cream making, tasting our way through a range of new flavours, some of which had been made specially for us. Jane the owner tried out her new vegan sorbet range on us. Wow! What stunning sorbets made with aquafaba and blended with ripe summer fruits and vibrant tropical flavours. Vegan or not go and try these sensational sorbets for yourselves.

    Tuesday, 03 July 2018 15:41

    Harry Kane's favourite place to eat.

    Football's coming home! As long as Harry doesn't eat too much at his favourite restaurant, Sheesh in Chigwell. 'Once you arrive through the electric gates your sheesh experience will truly begin'. Note fellow restaurateurs, their booking policy. I wonder how many no shows they get?

    We require a deposit of £10 per head for tables 5 or more

    8 is the biggest table and it must be a mixed party of male and female

    Friday and Saturday evenings, 6 is the biggest table and it must be a mixed party of male and female

    You can have a party of 10 in the Sugar Suite, please go to the Sugar Suite page for details

    Every table in this restaurant has a 2 hour sitting (except the Sugar Suite)

    All confirmation is done on the morning of your booking via a phone call or a text, if you don’t confirm your booking you will lose your table

    If bigger parties turn up with less people, the missing people will lose their deposits

    No cakes, drinks, food, balloons or other decorations can be brought into the building from outside

    The bleedin' vegan burger. Coming to a supermarket near you. Give me my homemade hazelnut and red lentil burgers any day.

    Good luck to cheese and provisions specialist Slate in Aldeburgh who have been shortlisted for Best Specialist Cheese Shop in the Guild of Fine Food's annual Shop of the Year awards. Two more rounds of judging to go including the dreaded mystery shopper. Results will be announced on 20th September.

    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 14:04

    Tickety Boo

    A strange name for a cafe, but a delightful setting overlooking the orchard at Harvey's Garden Plants in Thurston. Outside you can watch the chickens scratching and I like it best early in the morning for a decent coffee. Plenty of homemade cakes and baked goods are also on offer, plus some gluten free and 'free from' choices too. The salads could be a little more inspiring than quartered tomatoes and sliced, unpeeled cucumber though.

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:32

    A Right Royal Tea Party

    Equipped with my collection of retro royal china it was the prefect chance to pop up for an afternoon tea party to celebrate Harry and Meghan's wedding. We catered for 25 people in the grounds of a beautiful garden in Suffolk. Why not book an afternoon tea?

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