Blogs filed under “Norfolk”

Samphire’s in season (and it’s delicious!)

Sometimes there are things we’ve been keen to try for a long time, but for whatever reason have never¬†managed to find at the right time. Samphire is a perfect example. A couple of weeks ago I was close to Suffolk Food Hall (@suffolkfoodhall), so it seemed rude not to drop in and do a little […]

How rabbits (or coneys) came to Thetford

I’ve been reading A History of English Food, a very interesting book by Clarissa Dickson Wright of Two fat Ladies fame, which I picked up in the lovely Browsers Bookshop in Woodbridge. The book goes right back to medieval times and through to the modern day, looking at the food that was eaten, where it […]

Horsey via Itteringham and Stalham

What better way to begin a day trip than with a meandering drive through the Norfolk countryside. Our ultimate destination was Horsey, a small village on the North-East coast and on the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park, famous (locally at least) for its windpump.

A taste of things to come…

I think I’m fairly safe in saying that whenever and wherever we go, food has always played an important part in planning the day’s activities. Arriving somewhere in time for lunch, or not setting off on a walk without first ensuring that there is an acceptable pub on the way round. That kind of thing.

Some beer in the sunshine

Well, the weather seems to have changed quite unexpectedly – as demonstrated by the lobster like complexion I have taken on over the last 24 hours or so (look, I forgot the suncream, ok?). Not that I’m one to complain – far from it, a bit of sunshine means it’s surely time to get out […]

Norfolk dumplings

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about traditional local recipes. The one thing that kept coming up time and again for Norfolk was dumplings, which I found quite surprising considering I grew up there and had never really come across them, let alone tried them. So my mission to make them began.

How many ways can you smoke a herring?

A smoked herring is a kipper. A kipper is a smelly, oily fish, eaten by old people for breakfast. Right? Well no, there’s a lot more to it than that! As recent converts to kippers for breakfast I was inspired to learn more about how they’re produced. It hasn’t taken long to uncover that different […]

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