Posts in the Food News category



Our Suffolk Young Producers head to London...

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Suffolk Young Producers launch The Suffolk Punch public house at Vault Festival 27th January – 6th March 2016

On Wednesday27th January the sixth VAULT Festival will open its doors - eight spaces within one venue, three bars and a very special pop-up restaurant fill the labyrinthine vaults beneath London’s Waterloo Station.

Vault Festival and the Suffolk Young Producers, created by the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, welcome festival visitors to their pop-up restaurant, The Suffolk Punch bringing the very best of East Anglian food and drink to subterranean London.

Most of The Suffolk Punch menu ingredients are provided by the Suffolk Young Producers, a group of award-winning artisan food entrepreneurs who have created a country pub-style venue in the middle of a cutting edge arts festival. David Wright from the award-winning Cake Shop Bakery in Woodbridge leads the team with the support of the other Suffolk Young Producers - Alder Carr ices, Diaper Poultry, The Plough & Sail, Fen Farm Dairy, Henrietta Inman, Kenton Hall, Lane Farm, Marriages the Millers, Marybelle Dairy, Newbourne Farm, Pump Street Bakery and Suffolk stalwarts Adnams of Southwold and Aspall Cyder, together with some other well-known Suffolk food businesses.

The Vault Festival

Since its inception in 2012 VAULT has hosted over 250 productions, from outrageous comedy acts to hard-hitting political theatre and experimental new work from Britain’s most exciting emerging artists. 2016 promises to deliver another feast for the body, soul and mind with an international array of performances exploring themes such as gender, mental health, conflict and much more. Details of the 150+ events taking place are outlined in the VAULT Festival 2016 programme that can be viewed here.

New for 2016 will be the first VAULT Film Festival taking place each Sunday in February. Both long and short form screenings spanning drama, documentary, animation and more will feature. Additionally some pieces will appear courtesy of a partnership with Paris’ ECU Film Festival.

Head to VAULTFestival.com for full listings, show info, timings and tickets, alternatively a full festival programme can be accessed here.

The Suffolk Punch Opening Hours

Wednesday - Friday 6pm - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am - 10pm. Sunday is Pizza Day and only the pizza menu will be available, all pizzas are 2 for 1 between 3pm and 6pm.

Suffolk Punch Menu here...

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The Cake Shop Woodbridge Producer Video

Posted: 4 years ago (0 comments)

To celebrate our 10th anniversary we have been working with local videographer Rory Fitzgerald to produce a series of behind the scenes producer videos. We thought it would be nice to take a closer look at our producers and see why they're so special. 


The second film takes a look at The Cake Shop Woodbridge a family run bakery here in Suffolk also featuring The Tide Mill Woodbridge.    
 

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Behind the Scenes Videos

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To celebrate our 10th anniversary we have been working with local videographer Rory Fitzgerald to produce a series of behind the scenes producer videos. We thought it would be nice to take a closer look at our producers and see why they're so special. 

The first video takes a look at Kenton Hall Estate with sister Emily and Lucy McVeigh, they have a small herd of Long Horn Cattle, along with cookery school, farm shop, glamping site, wedding venue and burger trailer.      

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Exciting New Podcasts by Hugo Harrison

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For many years Suffolk has been famed for its beautiful and diverse countryside. In the last decade, however, attention has turned to another of the county’s assets – food.

The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival has been a keen supporter and exhibitor of Suffolk’s evolving culinary circuit, but a lot has changed in the event’s ten-year history. There is now not only a growing number of quality food outlets but an increasing list of artisan producers, too.

A flourishing interest in food, and where it comes from, has been witnessed nationwide, but in Suffolk an inspirational group of people are sewing the seeds for a diverse and fruitful future.

In 2013, a cast of second generation farmers, cheese makers, bakers and butchers formed the Young Producers group. This platform, on which emerging and established young food producers meet, allows them to collaborate and discuss the challenges they face and the successes they’ve enjoyed.

Throughout the day and night, in hazy smokehouses and on vast fields, the Young Producers are creating food of an un-paralleled quality. In most cases, however, their voices are never heard – until now.

As part of the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival’s tenth anniversary, I will be discussing, investigating and sharing the stories of some of Suffolk’s Young Producers in a series of ten festival podcast episodes.

Each week you will be able to come behind the scenes, and meet those that make some of the county’s finest produce. We’ll travel from a bakery that’s changing the landscape in British chocolate to a butcher whose bacon packs a punch. You can subscribe here where episodes will be published each Sunday in the lead up to the festival, beginning on August 2nd.

You can also follow me on Twitter here (@hugo_harrison) for a collection of interviews, photographs and recipes from the producers that I meet along the way. 

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