Once a thriving sea-port, Cley-next-the-Sea saw cargoes of grain, malt, cloth and spices exported to and imported from Europe. But centuries of siltation and land reclamation left this beautiful North Norfolk port, for a time one of the busiest ports in the UK, almost completely un-navigable.
The lucrative truffle industry is set to disappear within a generation due to climate change, according to new research. A warmer and drier climate will be responsible for the decline – which will have a “huge economic, ecological and social impact” – and could be accelerated by other factors, such as heatwave events, forest fires, pests and diseases.
It was a book that got me into this mess. Almost twenty years ago after reading Annie Hawes excellent, Extra Virgin, I jumped on a flight intent on experiencing Liguria for myself. What I discovered here has had me coming back for holidays ever since. Until two years ago, that is, when I bowed the inevitable British compulsion to own property.
Featuring hands-on classes from the UK’s leading cookery schools, delicious tasting sessions and inspiring demonstrations from renowned chefs, The Chef’s Table Event, is a brand new food event taking place on 15-17 March 2019 in London. The full programme is now live and ticket sales are open!
Root camp now offers corporate away days and team-building packages, where you can cook delicious seasonal meals with your colleagues, and work together on the land in a beautiful rural environment.
The Tree Conference at the Merlin Theatre in Frome in October was an inspirational, sell-out event which showcased effective strategies for citizen-led reforestation and for halting deforestation worldwide.
Locavore caught up with Fhior’s co-owner and head chef Scott, who spoke of beremeal, the importance of people in sustainability, and the joys of challenging days in the kitchen.
The autumn kitchen is a busy one; filled with pans of bubbling fruit, trays of drying fungi, and boxes of curing walnuts.