Newsletter September 2007
Sarah Beattie, who lives in Kirkbymoorside, is resident food writer for the Soil Association. Her recipes using seasonal home-grown ingredients range from traditional English dishes to international cuisine. This month, it's Turkish Mezze, in August it was Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Open Tarte and in July in was Goosegog Trifle! An inspirational website to visit each month: http://www.whyorganic.org/healthy_recipeMonth.asp. But it'll get you away from the computer and into the kitchen!
York Food Fesitval runs from 21st to 30th September
The Festival’s main focus is local and regional food and drink. The 10-day programme features:
* tutored tastings - delivered by Slow Food North Yorkshire
* an extensive range of markets
* themed lunches and dinners
* a diverse drinks programme (everything from champagne, wine and port through to whisky and real ale),
* meal deals in many restaurants in the city
* hands-on cookery workshops
* children's cookery
The full programme will be available from the 9th September at http://www.yorkfestivaloffoodanddrink.com/
Slow Food North Yorkshire is running a very interesting range of taste workshops, including heritage tomatoes, goat's and ewe,s milk and cheeses, beer, black pudding, cured meats, Presidum foods (Perry and Somerset Cheddar), rare-breed meat, and honey. See the full listing at http://www.yorkfestivaloffoodanddrink.com/festivaltastingevents.cfm
The diversity of herbs in cuisine
Workshop at Le Chat Noir on Monday 1st October, 6 pm to 7.30 pm
All around us is a wide diversity of plants and flowers which can naturally flavour your dishes. Discover their taste and where to find them.
The experienced French chef, Yann Ruvoen, who is the son of a farmer and used to grow and pick herbs in his childhood, will be happy to share his passion.This workshop also aims to show that there is a wide diversity of plants around us which we can use in our day to day cuisine. Cuisine doesn’t start in the kitchen but in our natural environment where we can find many interesting flavours.
Samples of different dishes will be available.
Le Chat Noir, 10 Eastborough (near the Public Market)
Free and open to everybody (voluntary £1 donation for Air Ambulance)
Tel 01723 350653
Drink real ale and save the planet
Drinking local real ale could save the world, according to research carried out by CAMRA. Local real ale is the most most sustainable choice because it:
* boosts the local economy, creating jobs
* reduces unnecessary "beer miles"
* promotes community pride, provenance and identity
* reduces packaging through the use of reusable casks, which can last 20 years
* reduces energy use in the pub as the beer is served naturally cool, not superchilled, through a handpull (which requires no electricity)
[What's Brewing, September 2007]
Wold Top Brewery wins award
Wolds Way Pale Ale, inspired by the 79-mile trail through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and brewed to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Wolds Way National Trail, has recently been voted Best Local Brew at the Yorkshire Post Taste awards.
News from Suddaby's, the Malton-based brewer, has recently launched an Organic IPA beer, available bottled as well as draught. If you are visiting Rievaulx Abbey, you can buy bottles of Brother Anthony's Rievaulx Ale in the shop there; also brewed by Suddaby's, it is available exclusively at this English Heritage property. Incidentally, Suddaby's Crown Hotel, situated at 12 Wheelgate, Malton, has won the Scarborough CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year award for the past five consecutive years.
Fairchild's Green Shop
Chris Fairchild has been in touch to let us know about their new webstie www.fairchildsgreenshop.co.uk. There you can find out more about the shop and place orders by email. Fairchild’s Green Shop sells organic fruit and vegetables, with as much as possible being sourced locally and seasonally. It also stocks a wide range of organic and/or fairly traded food, drinks, clothing and bedding, plus environmentally friendly household products.
The shop is open from 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Fairchild’s Green Shop is at 35 Victoria Road, Scarborough (near The CheeseBoard).
Tel: 01723 381000
Fall in love with local food - new guide
North Yorkshire County Council has produced a new guide to local food in North Yorkshire. To be included in the guide, food must be produced from livestock raised or crops grown within the county. It also lists farm shops, cafes and farmers' markets. The guide costs £2 and is available from libraries, tourist information centres and farm shops.