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.
To coincide with “Go sober for October” we decided to have a look at low-alcohol drinks this month, exploring ideas on what to drink if you’re driving or just want to cut down a little. Continue reading Food & Wine – October 2018
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
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”.
In August we held a Puddings and Puzzles afternoon. Continue reading Puddings & Puzzles
David and Jenny Brown kindly hosted the June meeting in their Monks Risborough garden and a few of our members had a chance to get their hands dirty. Continue reading Food & Wine – June 2018
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.
Wine Grape Varieties
An unusually low turnout of members attended our May meeting, which started with the usual review of media stories relating to food and wine followed by a couple of short presentations on wine grape varieties.
Continue reading Food & Wine – May 2018
The subject under discussion this month was “Celebrity Chefs”.
Geoff opened the afternoon with several interesting snippets from the newspapers.
Eileen introduced us to the authors of a various cookery books, starting in the 19th century when Isabella Beaton wrote her book Household Management. Continue reading Food & Wine – April 2018
Eggs – not just for breakfast
Geoff started with his usual interesting snippets taken from the newspapers during the past month. We then moved on to our main theme – eggs. Continue reading Food & Wine – March 2018