Top chefs and suppliers from across Kent came together at Potash Farm on Monday (August 24th) for a Cobnut-themed day of cookery demos, organised by The Chefs' Forum, including a tour of the Cobnut orchard led by proprietor Alexander Hunt. The Kentish Cobnut is a type of hazelnut traditionally grown in Kent. They are harvested in their green state from mid August and with brown shells and husks by mid October. This event set to showcase various Cobnut recipes and the versatility of this wise little fruit.
In celebration of National Burger Day on the 27th August, Herman Ze German have introduced a permanent new ze Burger Menu at their Charlotte Street branch. The specially created ze Chicken Melt is set to rouse even the most traditional burger fans.
We have all had that moment when, it doen't matter if it is a new recipe or a tried and tested favourite, for some reason this time something is just missing. We can't put our finger (or tastebuds) on it but we simply know the flavour needs.... a little 'something' extra. Now thanks to a Surrey company, we may just have found that missing link in the menu.
Last week we spent the morning with Ineke Nugteren, founder of Nourish, whose philosophy is to grow, cook, enjoy and who is taking Surrey by storm with her amazing free-from coconut macaroons. If you are looking for a healthier sweet treat option then Nourish could be the choice for you.
The rise in raw chocolate continues to grow with many chocolate makers now opting to use more of the cacao seeds raw instead of roasted, heated or melted. MULU Raw Chocolate has been producing raw chocolate sine 2007, and 2015 will see the launch of their Raw Cacao Truffles.
At last week's Natural and Organic Show we met up with IQ Chocolate Founder Jane Shandley, who not only let us sample some of the great flavours the IQ range has to offer but told us a little about what makes this chocolate so super!