Aldeburgh... fresh fish nearly every day
Cherries from the side of the road...
A Ceviche pop up with Martin Morales
Camp-fire cooking
Food at Fetes and Festivals
Local markets and home grown vegetables...
A Suffolk field of oil seed rape
Delicious home-made paella
    Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:49

    Be ashamed Tesco

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    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?

    Thursday, 02 August 2018 17:02

    The Wells Crab House

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    After working all day at Holkham I couldn't leave for home without a hunting out a tasty bit of fish for supper. The problem is everywhere gets booked up in the season and I didn't want fish and chips and hadn't got time for a full 3 course meal. Chancing it I stuck my head in the door at the nearby Wells Crab House and the lovely Maitre D' offered my daughter and I the bar seat (more of a shelf, but a perfectly good place to eat a snack). We ordered four starters: Potted Shrimps (pictured) A crab tart. Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes and Pan fried Scallops with a ham fritter. Perfectly hitting the spot and washed down with an alcohol free Adnams Ghost Ship. More about Drinks for Drivers in another blog.

    Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:34

    Shimpling Park Lamb

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    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.
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    Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:40

    Film Feast

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    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!

    Thursday, 12 July 2018 16:30

    Honey and Co.

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    The best place for breakfast and to lift the spirits for my daughter after yet another operation at UCLH. 30 years of leg equalisation treatment and the after effects of pins and plates being removed from her bones deserves The Big Breakfast at Honey and Co. Warren Street. 4 minutes hobble from the hospital. We ordered everything!

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    Tuesday, 03 July 2018 15:41

    Harry Kane's favourite place to eat.

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    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

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:38

    We once thought meat only came from animals ...

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

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:42

    Taste of Sudbury Fringe ...ice cream fest!

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    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.

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    Monday, 11 June 2018 14:11

    Moriarty's Cafe

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    A cafe in Walsham le Willows that I've been meaning to try and it's on my doorstep, so off for a birthday breakfast with Mr SF on a gloriously warm June morning. We were the first to arrive and sat outside to enjoy our scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on sourdough toast. (Woosters bread, woo hoo!) Then a second round of an American pancake with fresh fruit and honey. Divided opinion on this, and I don't think cooked to order as although light and fluffy it lacked that straight out of the frying pan edge. Mind you the fruit was freshly sliced and the honey runny and enjoyable. Coffee was robust, very drinkable so we had two each. This cafe has a gorgeous garden and friendly staff, although they need to be more careful about recording what the customers eat as we were undercharged. Maybe not everyone has two courses at breakfast? I did point out the missing items from the bill by the way.

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    Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:11

    Slate shortlisted for Best Specialist Cheese Shop.

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    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.

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