Posts Tagged ‘shropshire’

  • Happy Birthday Ludlow Food Festival

    May 27, 12 • jo • Artisan Producers, Food Events, UncategorizedComments OffRead More »
    Happy Birthday Ludlow Food Festival

    There’s lots of delicious attractions at the 18th festival 7-9 September, Ludlow Castle. The Ludlow Food Festival comes of age this year and the organisers are hard at work bringing together a host of attractions to help celebrate the festival’s 18th birthday from 7-9 September. Lovers of food, drink, books and photography are well catered for in 2012 with a food themed book festival and photography exhibition running alongside the main event. The book festival will see well-known cookery book authors and literary minded chefs give talks at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  The same venue will also be home to the prestigious Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year exhibition featuring dozens of delectable images of food submitted from across the world. Another new event for 2012 will be tutored wine tasting in association with Tanners, Shropshire wine merchants since 1872. The festival is always eager to encourage new, young food talent and has just awarded its Graeme Kidd Bursary (for 16-25 year olds) jointly to Dan Cooper, an events management student and Daniel Jones, a talented chocolatier. In addition, the festival restaurant this year will feature top quality, affordable food prepared by the culinary stars of the future; namely current and past students from catering courses at Shrewsbury, Hereford and Ludlow Colleges, all overseen by a host of top chefs. The Ludlow Food Festival is renowned for the calibre

  • Bread making in Ludlow

    Bread making in Ludlow

    Scour the internet and you’ll find all manner of bread making courses across the UK, but you won’t find many that are actually held in a bakery.   The location was just one of the reasons that Peter Cook’s weekend sourdough course in Ludlow was such an exciting prospect to me.  Another was an article I’d read a few months earlier which discussed those foods to make and those to buy.  Sourdough was firmly placed in the latter category due to the unpredictable nature of the sourdough starter. I decided to take the plunge and enrolled both myself and my husband on the course, we’d done a quick bread making session at the Aldeburgh Food Festival last September and the other half had become quite taken with the process.  Held over a Saturday and Sunday a) to allow the bread time to proof and b) to allow participants the time to enjoy this wonderful town, we set off. There were five us on the course, surprisingly no one from Ludlow, two from the Bradford area and three from north shropshire. Over the two days Peter took us through the steps for making each bread and we also got a fascinating insight into the life of a baker.  I’m not sure I could cope with the topsy turvy hours and the heat in the summer! Like I said though one of

  • Vintage Thyme

    May 27, 12 • jo • Design, Interiors, UncategorizedComments OffRead More »
    Vintage Thyme

    Vintage Thyme is run by two wonderful ladies Sarah and Claire and aims to recapture a time when life wasn’t so hectic and when a good up of tea in proper china was the order of the day. They have just launched their new website showcasing a great range of vintage china, hampers, picnic ware, kitchenalia and gifts. They can be seen at several shows across Shropshire this summer – visit http://vintagethyme.co.uk/events.html for more information

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