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It’s only 8 weeks until our first food festival, Feast on the Farm opens it’s doors for the first time. In addition to copious amounts of seriously good food and drink, chef demos and street food pop-ups, there will be a chance to roll up your sleeves and get some hands-on experience in our programme of workshops running throughout the weekend. Free to attend for Festival Attendees these workshops are taking place in our lovely greenhouse and we are delighted to present our line-up which includes everything from molecular gastronomy for children, to coffee tasting, drip cakes and butchery. Meredith Whitely, founder and owner of local business “Food at Heart” is part of our Saturday line-up, and will be reinventing chocolate tasting with her off-the-wall flavour combinations and multi-sensory approach to food.
Meredith Whitely founded Food at Heart after stepping out of the corporate world following a life long interest in food, and finally finding time to step back and look at her own health and what food meant for her. She is now a cookery writer and teaches her own “Joy of Eating” Programmes, which teach students to explore mindful and creative cooking practices, using all the senses to explore flavours and really enjoy food in every way possible. In the words of Meredith “Yes, it’s time to find your kitchen happy and fall in love with eating well!”
Meredith advocates a healthy and thoughtful approach to food, but she’s the first to admit she is not a nutritionist. Chocolate forms the basis of many of her classes, and will be the topic of her workshop at Feast on the Farm. Experimenting with flavour combinations to enhance food and find unknown layers of flavour is her passion. Slowing down the eating process, savouring the moment and unlocking new flavours and sensations.
In her workshop you will discover the deliciousness of beautiful British chocolate with this special tasting session. Meredith will guide you through a reflective tasting of different percentages and origins of chocolate so that you can truly taste the difference. You’ll learn about some important chocolate terms to help you spot good chocolate and just why this is called ‘the food of the gods’. There will also be an opportunity to expand your palate with a few fun flavour additions. This tasting uses one of the UK’s best fine bean-to-bar chocolates, Pump St, which is handcrafted in Suffolk.
Meredith’s workshop “For the love of chocolate” is taking place at 11.30 on Saturday 14th October at Feast on the Farm. Registrations for workshops will take place at the festival on the day. To buy Feast on the Farm tickets please visit our Eventbrite page.