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Newsletter September 2007

Cider Pub of the Year - will it be in Scarborough?

To mark their Cider and Perry Month in October, CAMRA will be announcing the Cider Pub of the Year on 1st October. There are just four shortlisted pubs in Great Britain and the Valley Bar in Scarborough is one of them. Congratulations! The Valley Bar hosts a beer and cider festival every month between October and March.

Food: The best medicine

A 10-week course from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm on Wednesdays at Scarborough Library, starting on Wednesday 26th September.
The course is open to anyone who would like to find out more about how we can use nutrition to improve our physical and mental health.
The course will cover:

* The relationship between disease, diet and lifestyle.
* Safe dietary approaches to manage different diseases, e.g., diets for alleviating asthma, arthritis, MS, IBS, or other diseases
* Is it worth adding vitamins and supplements to our diets?
* What is meant by terms such as food sensitivity, allergy and toxicity?
* Sharing experiences in a friendly environment
* Opportunities to review and possibly change our diets
Free places to people on benefit or family incomes below £15,703
There are still a few places left on this course.
For further information, please contact:
The University of Hull Centre for Lifelong Learning Tel 01482 46 56 66
or the course tutor Tricia Griffin Tel 01947 606037 email tricia.keith@btopenworld.com
Or just turn up at 1.00 pm on Wednesday 26th September

York Food Fesitval is now under way - until 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 is available 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.
Booking essential.
Le Chat Noir, 10 Eastborough (near the Public Market)
Free and open to everybody (voluntary £1 donation for Yorkshire Air Ambulance)
Tel 01723 350653

Tender young squid are in season

In his recipe book, White TruffleYorkshire Pudding, Giorgio Alessio of The Lanterna (Queen Street) gives a wonderful simple recipe for young tender autumn squid stuffed with pumpkin. Really delicious. You should find excellent young squid at Ocean's Pantry on West Pier and Thundercliffe's on Ramshill Road.

Apple Day is on 21 October

Find out about Apple Day events on the Common Ground website: http://www.commonground.org.uk/appleday/a-appleday.html

Happy munchin'


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