Monday, April 19, 2021
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A selection of articles about local food producers, retailers, chefs and those supporting the local food and farming industry.

People in Food – Rich Wright

Stumbling out of bed at 3.30 am every morning isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but as Rich Wright from The Wobbly Cottage points out,...

Mike English

“I was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire. My father was a policeman but shortly after I was born he joined Woolworths and trained with them,...

People in Food and drink – Geraldine Baker

Twelve years ago Geraldine and John Baker went to one of their local pubs on a Sunday for a drink. Whilst supping over their...

Rose Prince

“Several things in my life turned me into a cook. I grew up in the country but wasn’t horsey or interested in country sports...

Good Life Wife

Reader, I’m marrying him. Since moving to Dorset we have home-grown a free range ring-bearer each plus one bridesmaid. In the first year of our thirteen together without a drama, crisis or major distraction, we are sailing away with them, our mums and two old friends to the land where the Bong-tree grows for a wedding-moon.

People in Food – Richard Balson

From waking in his bed as a child and hearing the thump thump on the butcher’s block in the shop below to wielding the...

The Carrot Crunch

Whilst some may battle with a triffid-like harvest of weeds and vegetables, Simon Ford emerges unscathed from his vegetable garden and wonders how the...

Tamasin Day-Lewis

The game is over. Country-dwellers will not mourn the loss from their plates, they are attuned to the gentle music of the seasons’ rhythms, the onward march of nature and March’s early, hesitant notes of spring. If city dwellers realized that cutting country corners involves, at the season’s end, untrained surgery, nipping and tugging out game birds breasts, discarding legs and wings to avoid the misery of flying feathers and torn skin, and wrenching out clusters of guts high with hanging, they’d doubtless be shocked. But that is the way with farmers whose braces of birds have already graced the table to the point at which a delicacy has lost its cache and the deep-freeze is still stocked with a flock. The skinless breast which I have abjured for ever as the root of much lazy cooking evil is upon us.

Clive Stafford Smith

"I’ve spent over half my life in America. When I was a student, I had no money whatsoever and would always go to this shop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and buy stuff that was way out of date. I spent an enormous amount of time eating things out of packets. Cottage cheese with pineapple was an obsession. Peanuts are a hugely positive form of food. Travelling around the Deep South it was so much easier to stop at a petrol station and buy a bag of peanuts than to go into some awful fast food place. American fast food is disgusting – the very notion of fast food is an anathema. The point of food is to enjoy company and so if you need fast food, you just buy some peanuts. But if you’re sharing food you take a good long time over it, that’s the point.

Richard Bertinet

Richard Bertinet may prove to be a great advertisement for the boy scouts. One of the first nuggets of wisdom he passes on to...

Ele Saltmarsh – Campaigning for our Future

  Ele Saltmarsh (pronounced Ellie) doesn’t mind being the youngest member of the coordination group of Food Sovereignty UK, or being the international campaign’s manager and heading...

Romy Fraser

T.S. Elliot maintained that ‘April is the cruellest month.’ This year it was plain crazy, setting the record as the wettest April for 125...