Words on wort – diary of a fledgling homebrewer

13 November 2015 // Food and Drink //Pint/Cake //Words on wort

By Ben McCormick 3: Malt of the earth If you were wont to compare the ingredients of beer to band members, as I am, then there are two distinct parts: those that get all the attention and those without whom nothing would happen. So while the flavour and aroma hops in beer play the role […]

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Suffolk Herring Festival 2015

13 October 2015 // Fishing //Food and Drink

A young woman in Great Yarmouth, taken during the herring harvest of 1932 Thanks to Cally Callomon for alerting us to this. Celebrate the herring on October 31st & November 1st 2015 at The Cut. To date Suffolk’s Herring Festival has been a biennial event at Middleton Farm Shop, but this year for the first […]

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Pint by the River: lager lager lager…

31 August 2015 // Food and Drink //Pint/Cake

Words and pictures: Roger Clapham Almost twenty years ago, the British public did something they do less frequently these days, and took something resolutely outside the mainstream to their hearts. That something was Underworld’s Born Slippy single (or Born Slippy .NUXX to be precise) which reached a staggering number 2 in the top 40 in […]

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Words on wort – diary of a fledgling homebrewer

20 April 2015 // Food and Drink //Pint/Cake

By Ben McCormick 2: Here come the Belgians While spring spurs the creative spirit in homebrewers as it does in almost everything else, the summer months are the cruelest. Once the mercury – or whatever it is they have in thermometers these days – rises above the comfortable early twenties, it’s almost as if there […]

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Pint by the River: a springtime selection

14 April 2015 // Food and Drink //Pint/Cake

Words and picture by Roger Clapham. At the risk of sounding like a half-arsed politician, it seems the fabled “green shoots” – although of spring rather than some miraculous national economic turnaround – are now here. It’s daylight when you get up, the landscape seems less grey than it did a month ago, the clock […]

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