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
Lunch at Duke’s Wine Bar
For our February Meeting a group of twenty five members met at Duke’s Wine Bar where we enjoyed a social lunch together.
The Wine Bar has an extensive menu ranging from Bar Snacks and Lighter Bites to Jacket Potatoes, Sharing Boards and Hot Dishes. They also have a selection of Desserts.
This is the second time we have visited the Wine Bar and feel sure it will not be the last.
At the March meeting we will be discussing EGGS. Not just for breakfast. Maybe a few tasters will be available.
Despite the cold weather we had a good turnout for our first meeting of 2018 and were pleased to welcome a couple of new members to our group. We aimed to start the year healthily so Geoff Heyes described some tips to make our everyday, staple foods as nutritious as possible. Continue reading Food & Wine – January 2018
Christmas celebrations Greek style
For the last few years the Food & Wine group have been celebrating Christmas “in house” rather than visiting a busy local restaurant in the run up to the big day. Instead of the usual British fare we prefer to explore and base our dishes on recipes from another country.
Continue reading Food & Wine – December 2017
The Wines of Italy
Eileen and Geoff were unable to be with us this month as they were attending a family funeral up north. Jenny Robinson opened the meeting and introduced Michael who was giving a talk about Italian Wine. Continue reading Food & Wine – November 2017
Puddings and Desserts
As we moved into autumn we began to think about comfort foods – not however pumpkin soup or a hearty stew, but more of the sweet variety. Continue reading Food & Wine – October 2017
Lunch at Bradmoor Farm
Around 20 of our members had an enjoyable lunch at Bradmoor Farm in Haddenham, where much of the food is sourced locally. Continue reading Food & Wine – August 2017
A celebration of local food
Our region is blessed with a good range of local food producers and to celebrate this we set our members the challenge of coming up with a few recipes based on a local foodstuff. Continue reading Food & Wine – July 2017
Soft & semi-soft cheeses
On the hottest day of the year (30 degrees) the Food and Wine Group discussed soft and semi soft cheeses. Marion Gander and Eileen Heyes gave very interesting talks on the subject and we tasted a selection of cheeses, some of which Eileen had made. Continue reading Food & Wine – June 2017