Food For Fork #6

Food For Fork #6
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For Starters...

I've taken a bit of time to communicate where all this "food stuff" is taking me. The Tale of a Teaspoon; My Journey to a More Sustainable Plate is a summary of the last few years.

My aim has been to fill Food For Fork with amazing food events and experiences, that get us closer to our food, but I also want to share the importance of being mindful of what we eat.

Food production, and food waste play a huge role in climate change.

I believe we can all be doing more towards a sustainable diet but I know first handhow overwhelming it can be. Let's learn from each other in a fun and manageable way. Here is a handy tip...

I'm also very excited when people raise their hand and say they want to come on the journey with me. I met Caroline from Frome With A View a few months back and she's agreed to write for The Tale of a Teaspoon. Read her first post, Sustainable September.

The Main Course...

Sourdough September

If you've read Ultra-Processed People you'll know supermarket bread is really bad for you. The Real Bread Campaign have declared this month "Sourdough September" and what better excuse to have a go at making your own. Here are a few sourdough classes to get your started.

To DIY, check out this guide from The Real Bread Campaign. Decent bakeries like Rye Bakery will happily give you some sourdough starter if you ask nicely.

Frome Cheese Show

I did mention this last month, but as I'm judging I'm especially excited about it!

9th September
West Woodlands Showground
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Nourish Festival

A little further down the South West, Nourish Festival is happening in Devon. From the photos it looks a lot like the Frome Independent market, packed with food stalls, live music and local crafts.

9th September
Fore Street, Bovey Tracey
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Photo by DDP on Unsplash

Scotch Egg Masterclass

I bloomin' love a good scotch egg so this workshop from Little Kitchen really caught my eye. They have a bunch of other lovely looking classes, ideal for a date or a bit of you time. They even do cook with kids classes if you need ideas for half term.

14th Sept
Totterdown, Bristol
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The Great Bath Feast

"The gastronomic festival celebrates the best food and drink in the South West, as well as taste-sensations from further afield, appealing to culinary connoisseurs everywhere." Plus there is a fantastic lineup for the Chef’s Theatre.

22nd - 24th September
Milsome Street, Bath
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Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

A Little Something Sweet...

Books & Blogs

Ravenous: How to get ourselves and our planet into shape - Henry Dimbleby

Ultra-Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn't Food ... and Why Can't We Stop? - Chris van Tulleken

Sustainable September - Caroline Bowen-Thomas


Did you see The Pony Chew Valley on Tom Kerridge's "Hidden World of Hospitality"? You can catch it on iplayer. Episode 4.


Tim Spector on microbiomes, human and soil health (Sustainable Food Trust)

If you have enjoyed this please forward to your foodie friends and family, both local and those from further afield that might wish to visit the South West with their tasting spoons at the ready.‌
‌If you know of food experiences that I should feature in a future newsletter just hit reply and let me know!

Thank you from The Tale of a Teaspoon