The Edible City

8 December 2016 // Books //Food and Drink

The Edible City: A Year of Wild Food by John Rensten (Pan Macmillan, hardback, 293 pages. Out now.) Review by Ben McCormick Many years ago when I was first going out with my now ex-wife, she served me a salad that had flowers in it. I must have been unable to hide my sceptical, raising […]

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Pint by the River: New year, new beer

13 February 2016 // Food and Drink //Pint/Cake

It seems that January rather ran away with us. We’ve been overwhelmed with high-calibre content of late: that in mind, apologies for the tardiness of this post. Regardless, we think you’ll agree that the latest ‘Pint by the River’ post from Roger Clapham was too good to forego. The cold, dreary expanse of January is […]

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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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