A spectacular new area at Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, bringing together all the elements from the sky, sea and land - things that all go to make up our wonderful 'Wild Suffolk'. Find me in the Food Writers Corner, telling you exactly what I think about the modern forager.
Don't miss this four week celebration of food, farming, landscape and the arts at White House Farm, Great Glemham, near the Suffolk coast. Intermingling arts with food, farming and heritage crafts, farm suppers, festival talks and a pop up shop and a tea room. Festival talks include 'Unearthed' this Friday 12th May by local food writer in residence Tessa Allingham. Tessa, who co-authored Unearthed, is going to use the book and the stories in it to explore some of the things that are important to her, and that she loves writing about - food provenance, and the people who grow, rear, fish, farm, bake, cook and sell the wonderful food we have in Suffolk, as well as some of the wider issues about traceability and honesty in food that this subject invokes. The talk includes a delicious soup, bread and cheese supper afterwards.
The people who win prizes for writing about food.
A day of talks and food related events for a tenner with food stalls inside and Kerb outside? I had to go. I chose How to make a career out of food to see what I might have missed. Cake Boy and Plenish had stalls in the foyer and the hour long session with the panel of chefs and foodies was useful and encouraging. John Vincent - founder of Leon - gave the best advice to someone who wanted to know how to make the transition from being employed by someone else to running their own food business.
'Get out your phone', he said, so she did.
'Now call your boss and hand in your notice...'
This Saturdays media contribution to foodie enlightenment - featuring Pump Street bakery, and rather too many blogs from the US we think. But we do quite like A Girl Called Jack who has the cheapest tastiest recipes imagineable, proving that as long as you know how to cook, being on a low income doesn't mean you have to go to Iceland for everything.
Here's a challenge. A writing competition for foodies. You might be better at it than us.
If you know of any good restaurants, cheap eats, places to drink, Sunday lunches or BEST FOOD BLOG, consider entering them in the OFM awards by 24th June. And if you have devised your own cocktail recipe you can also enter that...here at suffolkfoodie we have several of those.
I hardly dare write the words because I know I am going to be inundated with spam - but as I was one of those children that liked spam fritters at school it'll probably be ok.
The Papers are getting fed up. Enough about Food they say. And of course at suffolkfoodie we agree - let's move on from the 'kitchen as lab' trend and just make sure your children are able make a half-decent sandwich.
At suffolkfoodie we have·a wide range of hospitality qualifications, experience and skills. It includes working in the industry for many years, cooking, food writing and related hospitality business enterprises. We like good home-made food, are fussy about what we eat but·this doesn't mean fine dining -we are just as happy with a good stew or a burger from a street food stall.
Ruth Bolton is a passionate foodie and hospitality professional with over thirty five years experience in the catering, hospitality and service industries. Ruth is a Quality Assessor for Visit England having trained with them as a Hotel Inspector in 2007. She has also taught life skills and cookery at a Further Education level. Ruth has owned an award winning restaurant (The Chalice in Bury St Edmunds) and run her own outside event catering businesses. She occasionally pops up with her Little House of Cooking Cafe, complete with colourful caravan. She understands how difficult and expensive it can be to find help and advice when you need it. She keeps up with food trends and was ahead of her time in serving what is now known as Modern British food. She can provide advisory services to your business if you contact her here. Her relaxation pursuits include discovering more about wine and experimenting with her cocktail trolley - as Jimmy Buffet sang ... it's five o'clock somewhere; pour me another one!
Claire Frank has lived, eaten and cooked in the UK and sometimes goes to the Caribbean, but not in a 'living on a luxury yacht' kind of way. Claire has taught cookery to children in schools, to adults as an evening class, worked as a food taster for a research company, has written about food for local media and began to write the original suffolkfoodie blog long before street food was the trend it is now. Claire also has a life-threatening addiction to hot sauce and makes it in Barbuda.