Friday, 2 October 2009
Apologies for the 'radio silence' on here of late - have just returned from a lovely week's break in sunny (yes, honestly!) Suffolk. We stayed in the Old Cookery School in Aldeburgh, until recently a genuine working cookery school run by the excellent Thane Prince. A wonderful Georgian building with a lovely kitchen, and surrounded by great food suppliers. The highlight of the trip was the Aldeburgh Food Festival last weekend, held in Snape Maltings - two days of great cookery demonstrations by Mark Hix, Fergus Henderson, Matthew Fort, Tom Parker Bowles and many more, plus brilliant local suppliers. All in blazing sun in the beautiful Suffolk countryside - such a treat, and why on earth do people go abroad, is all I can say! Anyway, also managed to squeeze in a couple of Nigel recipes, which will follow. Was going to do a third, the Roast Partridge, but the oven packed in, so they are now safely stashed in our freezer to do in the next week or so. Check out the Food Festival website and plan a visit in 2010 if you can make it!