Archives for October 2011

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. […]

Get baking, it’s National Baking Week

17 – 23 October Can any smell make you feel warmer or fuzzier than the smell of cakes baking? The Italian reckons not, his treat used to be coming home from school on a Tuesday to his mum’s freshly-baked chocolate and vanilla marble cake. My mum used to do her baking on Friday afternoons. Jam-filled […]

Chocolate Unwrapped 2011

15-16th October – Vinopolis, Stoney Street, Borough, SE1 9BU This is definitely one for the girls, two whole days to indulge yourself in the decadence of all things chocolate. Chocolate sculptures, (which reminds me, we never got around to publishing that chocolate willy story), a 3 feet high chocolate doll’s house, chocolate cooking demos, watch […]

Perry Court Apple Fayre

15th & 16th October – Perry Court Farm, Bilting, Kent Have a day out on the farm. They’ve over 200 varieties of apples and pears on display, with tastings, farm walks, raffles and traditional games. As well as Morris dancers, Shire horses and vintage working engines. Not forgetting fabulous local skills and stalls! It’s all […]