Archives for 2011

Real Food Christmas Market

16 – 23 December 2011 Southbank Centre, London Open 12pm – 8pm Daily (Sunday 12pm – 6pm) Free entry The 2011 Real Food Festival is a festive mix of traditional Christmas food and gastronomic goodies. Come along to the Southbank for twinkling riverside fairy lights, carol singing, hot mince pies and a warming spiced mulled […]

Oxford Christmas Market

2-18 December, Oxford Castle, Oxford, free entry The Oxford Christmas Market is a German-style Christmas Market that takes place in the heart of the city at Oxford Castle. It includes beautifully decorated wooden stalls offering wonderful Christmas gifts and seasonal treats. Come along and enjoy the festive magic; local choirs and brass bands performing Christmas […]

Lunchbox art for Japanese school children.

Japanese mums don’t pack their kids off to school with a sandwich and a packet of crisps, they give them a bento box packed with portraits of Michael Jackson or Barack Obama to eat for lunch. Learn more through this charming video clip.  

Dartmouth Food Festival

21 -23 October 2011 – Dartmouth, Devon From a handful of stalls and a huge amount of enthusiasm nine years ago the Dartmouth Food Festival has evolved into a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations’ according to the Daily Telegraph. It’s a showcase of the best that south Devon has […]

One World, One Chutney

October 22 & 23- Neidpath Castle in Peeblesshire, EH45 8NW This caught my eye because I’m about to start my annual ritual of pickling shallots. It’s a festival of chutneys, pickles, preserves, condiments, esoteric jams and jellies. And all the stuff they go so well with – cheeses and smoked and preserved meat and game. […]