In which we find out that certain tropes aren't always true, that a heart of gold sometimes needs assistance and that brownies in the house are invaluable. We also venture into peat bogs and cheese riots in pursuit of food and folklore.
Enjoy a wonderful Welsh tale from fantastic storyteller Owen Staton and our chat in which we barely touch the depths of how both food and stories can break down barriers between people and nourish our souls but had a fabulous time in the talking just the same.
In which we discover that the trickster can be tricked, that a good knowledge of crops is essential if you want to best a bogle, that everyone needs a wiffle waffle occasionally and there are few situations in which festival specific bread & cheese doesnt enhance your daily experience.
This week's Cheese of the Week is Sinodun Hill, a gorgeous goat's cheese from Norton and Yarrow Cheese in Oxfordshire. Its a personal favourite that I discovered in December 2019 on a pre Christmas day trip to London at the fantastic Neal's Yard shop in Covent Garden.
This week’s Cheese of the Week is Bath Soft Cheese. Its a gorgeous organic soft cheese made on a farm near Bath in the Brie style.
An old-Style Wensleydale cheese, named in celebration and honour of Kit Calvert MBE, the legendary Yorkshire businessman, who helped save the Wensleydale Creamery from closure in the 1930s. This is another British territorial cheese.
This is one of my favourite speedy recipes which I adapted from Serious Eats. It genuinely only needs only 3 ingredients: macaroni, grated cheddar and evaporated milk.
Tunworth is an award winning, soft, white-rinded cheese, reminiscent of a Camembert. Raymond Blanc even called it “The best Camembert in the world!” It is made with pasteurised cow's milk and animal rennet.
Cornish Yarg is a semi-hard pasteurised cow's milk cheese made in Cornwall. After pressing and brining, handpicked local nettles are painted onto the cheese by hand.
This is my favourite hot dip and it cheerfully doubles as a gorgeous pasta sauce in the unlikely event that you have any left over.