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2013

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The Secrets of a Successful Allotment

With thanks to Kelly Wickham for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. With what can only be described as a tough year with abysmal weather, growing produce has been something of an experiment for amateurs and a challenge … Continue reading

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Park Farm Open Day

With thanks to Kelly Wickham for the words A cold Sunday afternoon, with an icy breeze didn’t put visitors off from attending Park Farm Open Day, just west of Arundel. Home to free-range chickens, South Down lambs, Sussex cattle and … Continue reading

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A Cook Book Celebration with Refried Books at The Book Ferret

With thanks to Felicity Jones for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures Two of Arundel’s loveliest people – Rita Godfrey of Refried Books and Sarah Meadham of The Book Ferret – put their creative heads together to come … Continue reading

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‘Meet the Gardener’ at Arundel Castle

With thanks to Jacqueline Curtis for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. I am ashamed to say that despite living in Arundel for over 3 years, I had not yet toured the Castle gardens. Martin Duncan collected about … Continue reading

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King’s Arms Food Quiz with Agenda 21

The fortnightly Kings Arms general knowledge quiz hosted by Questionmaster Bob Bates and ‘YTS boy’ Jamie Wood is a longstanding institution in its own right. This Food Festival special, organised by Arundel Agenda 21, saw Bob trade in the YTS … Continue reading

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Drip Action Dinner Theatre at The Swan Hotel

With thanks to Joanne Rothery for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. A taste of drama was served up with dinner at The Swan Hotel on Thursday evening, and it was a great recipe for success. Drip Action … Continue reading

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American Brunch at Sparks Yard

With thanks to Joanne Rothery. I certainly feel like waving the Stars and Stripes after the fantastic American Brunch at Sparks Yard this morning. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere brilliant, demonstrating what a very sociable meal brunch can … Continue reading

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Processional Dinner

With thanks to Jacqueline Curtis for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. This was the third processional dinner and, having been on all three I would say, definitely the best to date! Starting off at The Osteria for … Continue reading

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Activity Sunday 2012

With thanks to Kay Wagland for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures With a forecast of rain, a dire year for apples and other tree fruit and key volunteers away, Activity Sunday was a recipe for disaster….and turned … Continue reading

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Cheesemaking Demonstration at Sage

Until I agreed to pop along to this workshop for the Food Festival, I’d always vaguely assumed that making cheese was something that needed to happen on an industrial scale, involving loads of specialised equipment, some tricky chemistry and something … Continue reading

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The First Veg & Produce Swap!

With thanks to Jacqueline Curtis for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures ‘Will anyone turn up?’ – was the question we asked ourselves before the launch of the first veg and produce swap yesterday. Well the answer was … Continue reading

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2012

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Guest Blog: Arundel Castle Dinner

With thanks to Linsi Halsey for the words and pictures The evening kicked off with everyone congregating in the Buttery and the ambience was set by the huge roaring log fire to keep us all toasty.  Convivial conversation whilst sipping … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Allotment visit

“30 people visited the Priory Rd allotments this afternoon, and came full of interest and questions. Some were “experienced allotmenteers” whilst others were just starting off. The highlight was the experiment for the year which is to grow saffron, a … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Sustainable Food Day

With thanks to Sue Hepburn for the words, Kay Wagland and Christian Doyle for the images. People-powered smoothies were whizzed up and passers-by were treated to free tasty dishes on Saturday in Tarrant Square, as part of Agenda 21′s contribution … Continue reading

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Osteria Food Scrabble – Round 2

With thanks to Christian Doyle for the good pictures. Osteria weren’t going to get two blog posts in one festival – how much can there be to say about scrabble, for goodness sakes? But then they made dinky tile-shaped SCRABBLE … Continue reading

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Drip Action Dinner Theatre at the Swan Hotel

With thanks to Lin Jones for the pictures As any fan of Masterchef can tell you, unusual combinations are a risky business. Many a contestant has seen their culinary dreams crash and burn when the marriage of ingredients they thought … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Birdie Feeding Time at The WWT

With thanks to Christian Doyle for the words and pictures “More good stuff for the table today but just for the birds this time.  Arundel WWT gave a bird feeding demonstration along the lines of Ready Steady Cook.  The audience … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Food And Farming on the South Downs

With thanks to Oliver Hawkins for the words and Diana Hawkins for the pictures “Twenty of us meet outside Pallant of Arundel, including our South Downs National Park Ranger walk leader, Simon, and what looks like quite a few of … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: The Sip, Sup and Nibble Town Treasure Hunt

With thanks to ‘La Parisienne‘ for the words. “I am non-competitive by nature. I have a crashing, irrational fear of anything that whiffs of a corporate ‘team building’ event. I don’t quiz. The words ‘Hen’ and ‘Night’ in the same … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Nigel Lambert at Zimmer Stewart Gallery

With thanks to James Stewart for the words and pictures. “For this year’s Arundel Food Festival from 15-23 October, we will be featuring ceramics by Nigel Lambert. He says “My pots are not complete until they are arranged on a … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Kings Arms Quiz

With thanks to Kay Wagland for the words. “Well, drafting quiz questions over a pint or two is not necessarily the best route to success. The questions looked great to me and Rita – my Agenda 21 partner in crime, … Continue reading

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Swan Hotel Sussex Food Night

With thanks to Christian Doyle for the photos. Menu tasting events involving local producers at The Swan Hotel are becoming a regular occurance since the arrival of new general manager Beata Slapikaite. They’re a great idea, offering customers the chance … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Foraging with the Forest Knights

With thanks to Christian Doyle for the words and pictures. “A perfect Autumn day, satisfyingly cold and sunny. We joined The Forest Knights in Binstead Woods and walked along a leaf-littered track while being informed that this charming little furrow … Continue reading

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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 “Just got in from a really nice ‘Food Festival Evening’. Firstly I went to the Book Ferret and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Meet the Gardener: Arundel Castle

Most people turn up the odd stone when they’re digging, or maybe a bit of broken pottery. Izzy McKinley turns up musket balls. As one of the garden team at Arundel Castle (four, soon to be five, gardeners, plus two … Continue reading

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Family Treasure Hunt

No, you CAN’T have our answers!* (With thanks to ‘Chichester Mum‘ for the words) “The Family Food Festival Treasure Hunt is a marvellous idea from Arundel’s Xtraordinary Xperiences. A sheet of devious, Food Festival-based treasure hunt questions can be picked … Continue reading

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The Processional Supper

Sunday evening saw the second Arundel Food Festival Processional Supper, and the second time this event has been completely booked out. It’s a simple idea – three courses, enjoyed in three different eateries, each served with a glass of wine … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Apple Pressing

With thanks to Rita Godfrey from Arundel Agenda 21 for the words, and Mick Parr for the pictures: “Having spent the week rounding up apples from the allotment and from friends and neighbours, I turned up at the apple pressing, … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Crossbush Farm Open Day

Sam and Jack (8) from St Philip’s RC Primary Arundel visited Crossbush Farm and Shop on behalf of Arundel Food Festival. What did you see boys? S: There were lots of different tractors. J: We went on a tractor. S: … Continue reading

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Osteria Food Scrabble

Osteria’s Saturday morning Scrabble group are a friendly bunch. Anyone is welcome just to turn up, grab a board and join in, and the gameplay is generally amicable and not too competitive… To celebrate Arundel Food Festival, manager Rachel has … Continue reading

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Arundel Food Festival recognised at the CPRE Countryside Awards

With less than a week to go until the start of Arundel Food Festival 2011, we’re delighted to announce that that we’ve recently been ‘Highly Commended’ at the CPRE Sussex ‘Countryside Awards’ in the ‘Field to Table’ category. The prestigious … Continue reading

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Three Weeks and Counting!

Thanks for visiting the Arundel Food Festival 2011 blog. From now until the end of this year’s festival, we’ll be using this space for posting photos, reviews and last-minute updates of this year’s Festival as it happens, with the help … Continue reading

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