FOOD AND RECIPES

  • Recipes from Le Rouzet This lovely cookbook by Cathy Gaynor, features all her favourite recipes for entertaining. Cathy is one of the founders of the charity Age Unlimited that cares for the disadvantaged elderly and young through these difficult times and is run entirely by volunteers. The book can be purchased via the Age Unlimited website and 100% of the book price is donated to the charity.

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  • Family Meals On A Budget  If you are looking for simple but tasty recipes for the whole family and are on a tight budget check out Jack Monroe recipes as they are designed with simple inexpensive ingredients in mind. Alternatively allrecipes have a large selection of budget friendly recipes to choose from and video demonstrations are available on their YouTube Channel. 

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  • Seasonal Food Guide  The NFU has produced an interactive guide for British fruit and vegetables to help you find out what is in season and when they are in available to buy. With recipe suggestions to make the most of fresh British produce.

    Countryside Seasonal Fruit and veg guide

  • Understand food labels – Reduce food waste – Save money Do you really know what the labels on your packaging mean? understanding food labelling can help to reduce household food waste and save money. Which? have lots of good advice to help you avoid throwing away food items before you need to.  This will help to  prevent the additional build up of greenhouse gases which are damaging to the environment.

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  • Get Friendly with your freezer Prevent foods from going to waste. Freezing food you haven’t had time to eat will keep to use another day. There is good advice available from Food Savvy Suffolk and Which to help you if you are not sure what foods can or can’t be frozen along with some essential facts and tips.

    Food Savvy Suffolk Freezing foods guide

  • Summer Food Festivals Across Suffolk this summer there are some great food festivals coming up which will be showcasing the very best of regional produce.  The Great British Food Festival at Helmingham Hall on the 24th July and will include great foraging walks and you can take part in the cake competition.

    The Ipswich Open Air Film & Street Food Festivalis taking place over 4 days from the 12 -15 August will include screening for children and adult late-night horror showings on Mansion lawn.

    Over the 29 – 30 August Bank holiday weekend, Bury St Edmunds will be holding their Food and Drink Festival and will include a cooking demonstration from celebrity chef, Paul Rankin.

    Located this year in the Jockey Club grounds the Newmarket Food and Drink Festival is on from 11 – 12 September and will include cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef, Rosemary Shrager.

    Taking place at Snape Maltings from 25 -26 September the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival will include a ‘Saturday Kitchen’ style demonstrations and a bookable pop-up restaurant.

    To find out more about all the exciting things happening at each event click on the links above which will take you to the individual festival websites.

    Suffolk Summer Food Festivals

  • Full Time Meals Footballer Marcus Rashford and chef Tom Kerridge have teamed up to launch the ‘Full Time’ campaign to call and end to child food poverty as no child should go to bed hungry. By helping children and families to learn new skills to cook good food with confidence using the equipment available to them. Tom has created 52, simple and easy to follow, pocket friendly recipes that the whole family can cook and enjoy.  With a new recipe available every Sunday morning and cook-along video on the @fulltimemeals Instagram page. 

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  • Fairtrade Foodie Tent Although the  Fairtrade Foundation Festival has now passed you can still access the Foodie Tent which has delicious recipes for you to try at home, from Fairtrade banana cake to Fairtrade vegan chocolate & tahini cake and many more.

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  • Saving Food Means Saving Money Reducing food waste by using up every edible bit of the food you buy. If your fridge/larder has some odds and ends and you are not sure what do with them, why not put them to good use by turning them into a delicious meal. Using the leftover recipe search guide from food saving specialists Love Food Hate Waste, you can simply type in your ingredients and it will generate a recipe for you to make and eat the same day or stored in the freezer for another time. Alternatively you can find some tasty ideas that you can make from using up leftovers form Delicious.com .

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  • 10 Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home  Food waste is as damaging the environment so how can we all cut down the amount food that ends up in the bin?  Which? have come up with some simple ideas to try at home.  Live a reduced waste lifestyle by planning ahead, making practical swaps from disposal items to reusable ones and using creative ways to use up leftovers.  There is lots of help and advice available from the Which? website to help you reduce food waste in the home.

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