Eat Cambridge Festival Top Picks

The Eat Cambridge Festival brochure is up and with many excellent events to choose from we’ve brought you our best local and sustainable picks. From the  9th May to 24th May the Festival looks to be an exciting celebration of all things food – there’ll be fascinating debates with world-class speakers, an array of enticing pop-up restaurants  and most importantly a huge selection of delicious local food and drink for you to taste. The main event at the Corn Exchange is on the 23rd May and will feature a variety of fantastic stalls, so make sure to pop in and visit ours!

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Asparagus Feast at Burwash Manor – Sat 9th May. The farm will be hosting their annual Asparagus Feast and on the day you can expect Cookery Demonstrations delicious Asparagus & Bacon sandwiches, wine tastings along with tractor trailer rides to the Asparagus fields.

Eat Well Cambridge: tea and talk from Food Cycle – Sat 9th May. Over a healthier tea, find out from local postgrad students what a good diet is, and why it can be hard to follow one.  Join in the discussion about ways we, as a Cambridge community, can help improve our own and the diets of others.

1940’s We’ll Eat Again pop-up at Garden Kitchen – Sun 10th May. Raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society and bringing back some of the nostalgic community spirit through classic wartime favourites. Expect spam fritters, wholesome vegetable soups, bread pudding, cold meat pasties, doorstop sandwiches and more!

A raw food tasting evening with the Rocking Raw Chef – Wed 13th May  Feast upon a generous variety of delicious ‘living’ foods, from sprouted crackers and flax tortillas to scrumptious dips, sassy soups and savoury curries…as well as puddings, chocolates and more. All are free from dairy, gluten, sugar, animal products and additives.

‘What’s for tea tonight’ talk from Transition Cambridge – Thurs 14th May. A talk and discussion about where our food comes from, and how the choices we make can help develop a fairer and more sustainable food system, as well as contribute to our own health and well being.

fruitGuerrilla Kitchen pop-up at Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop – Thurs/Fri 14-15th May Following the success of last year’s sell-out, chef Jay Scrimshaw of Guerrilla Kitchen serves up a seasonal six course menu making the most of all the fantastic produce from the Gog Magog Butchery, Farm Shop and Deli.

House x Brewery at Rhode Island – Fri/Sat 15-16th May Joe from Black Bar Brewery joins forces with Rhode Island to present four courses of craft burger and beer frenzy. Both nights will feature a top secret menu prepared with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Introduction to sour dough at Cambridge Cookery School  Sat 16th May. Master the elusive “king of breads” with a hands-on sourdough workshop hosted by Artisan baker and founder of Cambridge Cookery School Tine Roche.

Sizzling Sunday at Burwash Manor – Sun 17th May. A celebration of all things pig – watch butchery demonstrations, enjoy a mini craft beer festival and savour the delicious taste of locally reared, rare-breed pork.

Over The Tracks by Steak & Honour and Jack’s Gelato – Wed 20th May Over The Tracks is a dining collective comprised of ‘Steak & Honour’ and ‘Jack’s Gelato’. It is quality, seasonal and local cooking in an informal and communal setting at their central Cambridge HQ.

Tristram Stuart: the food waste scandal – Thurs 21st May. Tristram Stuart the charismatic global food waste champion and founder of Feed Back (which includes Feeding the 5000, The Pig Idea and The Gleaning Network) is coming to Cambridge to talk about the global food waste scandal and what can be done about it. We will also be launching our Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

Pork Shop: PIG.BREAD. BEER at Pint Shop – Thurs 21st May The evening includes an interactive butchery demo followed by a five-course pig feast with matching beers, and guests get to take home a bag of lovely pork cuts and beers at the end of the night.

For more information on any event (including how to book) or to check out the full range of events, the brochure can be found at the Eat Cambridge website.

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