CViF v3

Latest Offerings from Quadrille, Classic Voices in Food

Some time ago I was sent two books from publishers Quadrille, not the normal show case of new talent or the formulaic seasonal TV recipe tie in from a sleb chef. No, the new series from the publishing house is rejuvenating old & unheard of classics, hence the name Classic Voices in Food I suppose. … Continue reading

Chewton Glen drive sign

Von Essen, lets hope the end is nearly in sight….

At the time of writing this The Times had just pipped me to the post on naming that the owners of Chewton Glen had purchased not one, but both the jewels in the crown of the crumbling Von Essen empire. Catey Hotelier of the year Andrew Stembridge will, as Managing Director for the exclusive Hampshire … Continue reading

Muscat grapes

Market Produce Supplement & Festive ideas

We’re already thinking about Christmas at Wild Harvest, so here is an alternative to your weekly update to let you know what we will be stocking our warehouse with this festive period. Just to let you know we are expecting Long-Legged Red Partridge for the end of this week and there is a possibility of … Continue reading

Wild Blackberries

Seasonal Produce ~ September

With the summer starting to draw to a close & the wild produce starting to fade. Thoughts turn to the long autumnal nights. Please use this seasonal produce list in conjunction with the Wild Harvest Market produce updates, which I’ll try to post every Friday. As ever the downloadable PDF is at the foot of … Continue reading

Bread - Selection

“How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” Julia Child

The former 3* Michelin star chef Pierre Koffmann allegedly once said Serve good bread and all will be well, such is the importance he places on it. The bread at La Tante Claire had near legendary status, rivalling only Mr Koffamann’s ‘trotters’ for attention. Nowadays with all the focus being placed on the whizz bang … Continue reading