Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:05

    Caravan capers

    Fancy some caravan capers? I could bring you tea and cakes in this.

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    Monday, 11 September 2017 14:37

    Motor racing at Mallory

    I love my motor racing weekends making tea for the HRDC drivers and crew. I have never seen so many cakes consumed in a day, but it doesn't seem to slow the drivers down!

    Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:10


    Who would have thought that in the middle of the peaceful Suffolk countryside that one of the best ever punk bands, The Mekons would re-unite and party like they haven't partied for years. We popped up with our Little House of Cooking cafe and every little crumb was eaten. Thank you for a brilliant weekend!

    Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:01

    My Kitchen Your Place

    Phoebe Rivers Cripps was at the Suffolk Show this year - and will bring her food truck to your event. I tried a very nice longhorn beef chilli.

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    Published in Pop-ups
    Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:59

    The Restaurant Show...again

    Well we think it has got a bit tired really - the magazine is thin, the 'street food corner' announcing the commercialisation of street food - uninspiring, sold out of brand new H vans by bored staff, pricey, using weird ingredients (when was Sangria ever made with sherry and sugar-free lemonade?) The sales pitches out of touch (with the exception of the coffee machine suppliers who gave us a great coffee and the best, most relevant and interesting information) and the stands with just a jar of your budget REALLY that bad? And what happened to wine tasting?!

    But I did get a years supply of quite nice pens, spoke to a few genuinely well informed and passionate foodie suppliers (mostly the ones who we already know who actually make what they sell like the cheeses, the bread, the juices and the ice cream) and we found just one brilliant and inspiring brand new idea - from Croatia - that we really want to keep to ourselves but will feature as Dish of the Day when we get back in touch with them.

    Published in Abroad
    Monday, 17 February 2014 22:36

    When the Hotel Inspectors call.

    Would you want to cook for 40 plus Hotel Inspectors at their annual conference?  We can be a fussy lot.  However year after year The Farncombe Conference Centre do a sterling job.  We should really take a couple of days off from eating but not when you see food like this!

    Published in Restaurant foodie
    Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:10

    The Restaurant Show 2012

    Off we go again to sample the delights of the Restaurant Show trade fair at Earls Court. Our first mission - to get the best coffee we can find, as fast as possible, and free. Inspector X won. Then to lunch at the the disappointing street food area (this years theme) where I had the worst 'street food' I have had all year, I should have realised - there was no queue! Then off to taste Orange wines. Here are some of the pics - starting with Tuddenham Mill chef Paul Foster doing a demo.

    Published in Abroad
    Tuesday, 09 November 2010 13:38

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    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.




    Wednesday, 13 October 2010 08:30

    The Restaurant Show 2010

    A great day out of free tastings and sous-vide immersion into the world of culinary arts. There were olives, ice creams, huge parmesans, coffee, pastries, salami and of course plenty of wine and we tried it all.  I correctly matched a Pinot Noir to Jimi Hendrix in the completely mad music-with-wine tasting by Mickey Narea - the sommelier at Launceston Place, and afterwards went to eat at beautiful Benares for their early supper at £25 for three courses. Not much Suffolk in this show though.

    Published in Abroad