Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:24

Lessons in Fish

Want to learn how to prepare and cook fish? Billingsgate Market staff are running a Summer Seafood School for families with children aged 7 to 13 on mornings and afternoons in August. But they do all kinds of other events and training too...I feel a SuffolkFoodie outing coming on...

Published in Events
Friday, 31 January 2014 00:00

Bury's got talent

I was invited to the West Suffolk College this week to speak to the 1st year BTEC students in the morning and the Introduction to Catering students in the afternoon.  Which meant lunch at Zest Restaurant and a tour of the kitchens in the middle.  It never ceases to amaze me of the high standards and professionalism achieved by both the students and the lecturers in the Catering and Hospitalty Faculty. Bury definitely has got talent!

Published in Restaurant foodie
Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:45

Zest- the training restaurant

Wow!  I just ate Plaice Florentine at Zest; the training restaurant attached to West Suffolk College. It was absolutely perfect.  They have a sweet trolley too, and today it featured a Malted Chocolate Tart, Strawberry Bavarois, Rose scented Creme Brulee and a hot option of Sticky Toffee Pudding.  You can't buy the ingredients for the £9.50 charged for 3 courses. Book a table and see for yourself.  They also do a fabulous new takeaway menu.

Published in Restaurant foodie
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 13:38

what we do

Suffolkfoodie is 17 years old! The blog is noted by many for it's longevity and covers all aspects of the world of food and drink. It's hoped that you find it upbeat and entertaining; it includes reviews of Ruth's experiences when at home in Suffolk, out and about for work or when travelling for leisure. The aim is to include small independent businesses and producers, to tell you about what we've found on the side of the road or what we've enjoyed eating or cooking. If you invite paying guests to your pop-ups or to your supper club, then invite us! If you want to share a recipe or a food story send it to us. We are always on the look out for new trends, exciting new producers and innovative businesses in the world of food and drink. Ruth has considerable food and wine knowledge and as a freelance quality assessor is able to give objective and constructive feedback to producers and hospitality businesses within the industry. Ruth works with PR companies to promote new openings and food events as well as providing expert judging services for food and drink awards. We don't take bribes...but we do accept products for review and are happy to provide feedback on your product or business. Where a fee is charged or products/services gifted we make this clear.  However we do consider carefully whether products or services are appropriate for our blog.  If we like it we will tell others. If you would like more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.