Food, glorious food! Feeling hungry? Find and forage among a feast of foodie events, workshops and farmers’ markets taking place in Surrey and Berkshire this week…
Farnham Beerex 2019 / April 11 – 13 / Farnham Maltings
Farnham Beerex is the longest-running beer festival in the country held at the same location since it started in 1977. Organised by the Farnham Lions Club in cooperation with both the Farnham Maltings and CAMRA, this event – their 43rd – is the charity’s major annual fun and fundraising event. Staffed by well over 300 volunteers, all proceeds go to charity. Over 5000 imbibers attend every year to sample the finest ales, ciders and perries, gorge on BBQ food and hear great live bands. The entry ticket also entitles the holder to the entertainment, a commemorative glass and a programme.
For more information visit www.farnhamlions.org.uk
Test Kitchen / April 12, 19 & 26 /Windsor and Eton Brewery, Windsor
The Test Kitchen are based at Windsor and Eton Brewery on the last three Fridays of every month, serving up the finest in fusion street food. Their meat is supplied by the royal farms, their veg is locally grown wherever possible, and their exciting dishes are cooked to order every time. Swing by and grab a take-out or make an evening of it in the brewery’s fabulous WeBrew bar!
For more information visit www.test-kitchen.co.uk
Weber Grill Academy – Master Charcoal Grilling / April 13 / The Abinger Cookery School
With summer just around the corner, why not level up your BBQ game with this fantastic 4-hour course at Abinger Cookery School. Dive into a world of flavour and enjoy the authentic sensory experience of a charcoal barbecue with BBQ titans Weber’s newest addition – the Summit™ Charcoal BBQ. You’ll learn new cooking techniques alongside lighting and cooking methods, including how to effectively control the temperature on the barbecue. You’ll grill, roast, bake and smoke delicious dishes, from bruschetta to pulled pork, surf ‘n’ turf to bread and cake.
For more information visit www.abingercookeryschool.com
Windsor Spring Food & Craft Fair / April 13 – 14 / Royal Windsor Racecourse
Windsor is set to enjoy a fantastic weekend fair of Good Things – from food and drink exhibitors as well as all sorts of products for your home and lifestyle including arts, crafts and gifts. Set in marquees on the lawns, with the racecourse as the spectacular backdrop to this event, you can enjoy browsing, sampling and buying from a mouthwatering selection of stallholders and exhibitors. Be inspired by chef demos from the likes of cookery supremo and national treasure Sophie Grigson, with chef/compere Ondine Hartgroves (Masterchef), Ian Cumming (BBC Bake-Off Finalist) on Saturday and Saira Hamilton (Masterchef Finalist) launching her brand new cookery book on Sunday. .
For more information visit www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk
Hot Sauce Society festival / April 13 / Copeland Park, London
Bringing some early heat to spring, the Hot Sauce Society boasts a whole day of activities themed around this delicious condiment. More than 30 independent hot sauce producers from around the UK will showcase their products, offering samples of sauces, chutneys and chilli jams. Learn about the makers, and what goes into their hot sauce. Expect hot sauce-inspired games and craft workshops, which include beer pong, with lots of saucy prizes. Further food will come from kebab specialists Babek Brothers and street food experts Lord of The Wings, and to cool off bars will serve local craft beer, rum cocktails and more. A line-up of DJs will provide the music and there will also be Chilli Karaoke.
For more information visit www.hotsaucesociety.co.uk
this weeks Farmers’ Markets
Ripley Farmers’ Market: 13th April / 9am – 1pm / Village Green, Ripley
Staines-upon-Thames Farmers’ Market: 14th April / 9.30am – 1.30pm / High Street
Maidenhead Farmers’ Markets: 14th April / 10am – 1pm / Grove Road Car Park, off Park Street
Ancient Market Place: Monday – Saturday / 9am – 5pm / Kingston-Upon-Thames
Twickenham Farmers Market: Every Saturday / 9am – 1pm / Holly Road Car Park
Richmond Farmers’ Market: Every Saturday / 10.30am – 3.30pm / Heron Square
Wimbledon Farmers’ Market: Every Saturday /9am-1pm / Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Road