Guest Blog: Poetry and Quizzing

With thanks to Rachel Aked, who attended Eat My Words at the Book Ferret and the Kings Arms Food Festival Quiz

The Book Ferret“Just got in from a really nice ‘Food Festival Evening’. Firstly I went to the Book Ferret and enjoyed 90 minutes of food-inspired reading from Chaucer to Nigel Slater – left wanting to eat some pink wafers! Thank you to Sarah for a fun evening and a nice glass of wine. Do pop up to her shop to have a look at her foodie windows, she has done a wonderful display – amazing cookery books, I bought Alys Fowler’s Foraging Book. She will also be open on Thursday night for Amanda Ursell’s talk.

Then wandered down Tarrant Street to the Agenda 21 Food Quiz at the King’s Arms – Tuesday is quiz night but usually music or general knowledge! Obviously all the questions were food-related from the music round – glad the Smiths got a mention for ‘Meat is Murder’ – to the tasting round -  identify the smoothies and recognise the cheeses. Scrummy sandwiches thanks to Kay and Rita and all the winners went home happy with their bags of Pallant goodies… Off to bed now, but fun evening was had by all! Great to see everyone getting involved and you don’t have to be a restaurant or café to make a difference… what will Day 5 have in store?”

Nutritionist, journalist and writer Amanda Ursell will be giving an evening talk on Thursday based on her latest book ‘The Infant and Toddler Food Bible.’
Cost: £4 includes a complimentary glass of wine
Contact: The Book Ferret, 34 High Street. 01903 885727
www.thebookferret.co.uk

The CAMRA listed Kings Arms on Tarrant Street runs regular quizzes on Tuesday nights (not usually food-related!) and always sells a selection of real ales from independent brewers. Call 01903 882312 for details.

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