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Kent STUDY TOUR: FOOD & DRINK IN THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND

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tour highlights: • Experience food culture in practice

SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2017: Food, Society, and Culture in Britain Course

• Discuss sustainability, locality, seasonality, and globalisation

The Kent countryside provides a welcome escape from the frantic pace of London. With this idyllic backdrop, we will spend a leisurely morning focused on the history and process of winemaking, its connection to the soil and how food and drink practices shape culture and community at the Chapel Down Winery. We will conclude our morning by participating in a tutored tasting of the wide range of wines produced at this awardwining home of English wine.

• Chapel Down Winery lecture, tour, and tasting

Following the wine tasting, we will experience Modern British Cuisine as we enjoy a three-course meal, expertly prepared from local produce in an elegant setting at the Swan Wine Kitchen restaurant. In the afternoon, we’ll transfer over to the next town to visit the Old Dairy Brewery for a tour and tasting. Relatively young yet steeped in the tradition of English brewing history, we will learn about the business of modern brewing, techniques and the sourcing of ingredients. Finally, we will have time to explore the rural town of Tenterden, with a High Street featuring historic houses, shops and pubs, which will work to frame the close relationship between food, drink, culture and community in rural England.

• 3-course lunch at The Swan Kitchen • Old Dairy Brewery lecture, tour, and tasting • Free time in the village of Tenderden


THE OLD DAIRY BREWERY The Old Dairy Brewery is nestled deep in the ‘Garden of England’, just moments from Tenterden’s picturesque High Street. With glorious views over rolling countryside, the brewery is housed in two old WW II Nissen buildings next to the Kent & East Sussex Railway. One has been converted into a 30 barrel brewery, complete with shop with brewery tours available. Production is focused on ODB’s core beer range plus new, seasonal and speciality beers to satisfy the demanding palates of a growing fan base. With branding promoting the brewery’s ‘Garden of England’ provenance, our core beers are nostalgically named: Red Top: a 3.8% abv ‘classic’ best bitter, Gold Top: a 4.3% abv golden pale ale, Blue Top: a 4.8% abv India pale ale.


highlights ...

3 course lunch Lecture, tour and tasting at winery Lecture, tour and tasting at brewery Free time in the village of Tenderden

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THE CHAPEL DOWN WINERY:

Chapel Down produces a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with the award-winning range of Curious beers & cider. Their sparkling wines are created using the Traditional Method, the same as Champagne, from fruit sourced from their own and partner vineyards across the South-East of England. THE SWAN WINE KITCHEN: The Swan Wine Kitchen at Chapel Down is a familyfriendly restaurant boasting spectacular views across the countryside. At The Swan, we’ll experience the finest locally and regionally-sourced produce, cooked to perfection, in an elegant, relaxed and informal environment.

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SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2017 Cost: £100 for this tour NB: The tour occupies a full day Itinerary - Tour Includes: • Return train tickets to Kent • Coach transfers around Kent • Chapel Down Winery Lecture, Tour and Tasting • 3 course lunch at The Swan Kitchen • Old Dairy Brewery Lecture, Tour and Tasting • Free time in the village of Tenderden Not included in the tour cost: • Food and drink not listed above • Personal spending More Information, Reservations & Bookings: E: vmellors@fie.org.uk Deadline: January 13, 2017 We will experience food culture in practice throughout the day. As a result of the study tour, students should be able to connect what they learn with the following course themes: • Protected food names • Sustainability, locality, seasonality, and globalisation • Terroir, provenance, and tradition • Food culture and community cohesion • Food preservation - fermented foods There will be a mandatory pre-departure meeting for all attendees: date and time TBC. This tour must meet minimum numbers to run and places are limited. Activities may be subject to change.

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