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Food & Drink

Fine Food & The Farm The Food Academy... Have you ever wanted to learn some tips of the trade? Improve your knife skills or your food knowledge? We run a number of different courses so there will be something to suit your taste. The new website was launched last week, which has an array of information including a recipes page with a video step by step for our Caramelised Apple Chutney, give it a try and let us know how it goes! Slow Food UK (+44) 0800 0832817 Follow us on

David has recently been invited to join the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance. It is quite an honour for him to take his place alongside the twenty-two other Chefs who include Michel Roux Jr, Marcus Wareing and Raymond Blanc. Slow Food has over 1500 members across the. It is a great initiative for chefs to use Slow Food suppliers. “Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.�

The Farm... Finally it seems as if things seem to be warming up a little, as you can see below the bees have been off foraging for pollen for the first time around Four Gables Farm. We have just planted an orchard on the farm, in two years we should have an abundance of cherries, plums, apples and pears!


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Issue 78, Febuary 2012. Never underestimate the importance of community.

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