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IF BUYING LOCAL is important to you then food doesn’t get more local than at Monmouthshire Food Festival, which takes place from Saturday 4th June to Sunday 5th June at Caldicot Castle. Head to the Producers Market where you can buy a beer that’s been brewed just 1.5 miles away. You’ll also find bread baked just a a few miles away in the village of Redwick, as well as a range of local farmhouse cheddars, craft ciders, charcuteries and 46 different varieties of tea – all prepared just minutes from the festival. This year, Monmouthshire Food Festival welcomes Chris Harrod of the Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms who will be preparing his original fine cuisine made with local produce. A Michelin star chef, Chris also cooks with freshly foraged herbs and plants thanks to expert forager Henry Ashby. Henry will also take to the stage to talk about his unique method of sourcing food. As well as food demonstrations and talks, Monmouthshire Food Festival will offer delicious food and drink to try and buy. The Look and Learn Theatre features masterclasses, tutored tastings, talks and demonstrations. For chocaholics, Jules James – the award winning Master Chocolatier from Black Mountain Gold – will give a tutored tasting on how to choose the perfect chocolate. Samosaco will treat you to an Indian cookery demonstration and you can learn how to...Read More
IF YOU’VE ever watched celebrity chefs cooking goat dishes on Jamie & Jimmy or the Great British Menu, and you’re curious about cooking goat at home, then here’s a wonderful recipe from our guest chef Kather Marland. Kather was inspired by her talented parents to become a chef and trained at the Grange in Somerset. After that she travelled to Kenya to cook for a game lodge. When Kather returned to the UK she presented live cooking demos and shows for the Pampered Chef before setting up her own school in Monmouthshire. Kather now runs inspiring cookery courses at Kather’s Kitchen Cookery School for cooks of all levels. She has now teamed up with Trecorras Farm in Herefordshire, to develop a special Braised Shoulder of Kid Meat recipe and we’re delighted to share it on Taste The Marches. Trecorras Farm is a high welfare farm producing beautiful, quality kid meat. Run by Julie and John Joseph, they deliver insulated, chilled boxes of half or whole kid nationwide and offer a discount for those who live locally. Kather says: “This delicious braised shoulder of kid meat is delicious served as a main dish with seasonal vegetables and pan juices. Alternatively, it is the ideal starting point for creating other kid meat recipes such as my goat kid pastilla recipe. BRAISED SHOULDER OF KID GOAT MEAT Ingredients 3 Celery...Read More
JAMIE Oliver, the BBC’s Great British Menu and a host of celebrity chefs and restaurants are getting behind a new trend to eat goat in Britain. And for one Herefordshire family who bought Trecorras Farm in 2010, the campaign to eat more goat is one they hope will continue. Julie and John Joseph supply high quality kid goat meat to the local and national restaurant trade. Kid meat is regarded as a flavoursome, nutritious and healthy alternative to beef, pork or lamb. The couple,...Read More