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Food & Wine – November 2018

First World War remembered

At our November meeting we remembered the home front in  WW1. We learnt that rationing didn’t start until 1917 when the country had only enough food stocks to last for six weeks..  By WW2 Britain had learned this lesson.  Instant custard and soup came onto the scene. We tasted some interesting recipes from WW1, thankfully not all of them in use today.

Avril Neighbour


October quiz night

At the beginning of October we held another quiz night, again with questions kindly provided by Richard Woodward, and again a well-attended event. My favourite thought-provoking round was the “film in five minutes” where you needed to identify a film from a sequence of mini pictures telling the story. It was harder than it sounds, but great fun. Continue reading October quiz night Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Food & Wine – August 2018

Lunch at the Black Horse

Eighteen of our members met at the Black Horse in Thame on Wednesday, 22nd August, where they enjoyed a meal at lunch time.  The menu was varied with a choice of either two or three courses.  There was also an outing that day with another group which several of our members had booked for and which accounted for the low number of members at the lunch.

There will not be a meeting of the Food and Wine Group in September, but we will be back again in October where the subject will be “Mocktails”.

Cynthia GeorgeFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Beetle Drive

In May we held a Beetle Drive which proved to be great fun.

As always there was a lot of enthusiasm and laughter. Play was fast and furious and everyone experienced both winning and losing. In the end there were very few points between the top three scorers.

We also had a lovely hot supper of lemon chicken, ratatouille and baked potato, followed by a selection of deserts.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail