What's new this month...
The Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2019
Recipe of the month from Simon Goodman, head chef and owner of the Duke of Cumberland Arms, Henley
WIN! A gift box of hand cut pork pies form Jake's Artisan Food.
Local Food Britain announces its first countryside food and drink festival
The Sussex Food and Drink Awards: Winner in the spotlight
Hampshire Food Festival, 1-31 July 2018
Parham's 25th Annual Garden Weekend 7&8 July 2018
Horsham Food and Drink Festival, 1-30 September
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South Downs Foodie News  
July 2018

Hello South Downs Foodies,
We say a fond farewell to our friend, the asparagus this month but there is so much else to be excited about if you're a foodie in the South Downs! Watercress, strawberries, gooseberries, spring onions, lamb, crab, mackerel and turbot are all ripe for the eating at the moment and so much local fare can be found at farmers' markets. Our events calendar will let you know when and where the best markets can be found.  
Also in our What's On calendar you can find great foodie activities from open days to tours and festivals.  
We also have our usual foodie features including a fabulous chef of the month, a very exciting competition for one lucky winner and all the latest news from the region.  
Have a glorious July!  

Paula Seager and Hilary Knight 

Recipe of the month from Simon Goodman, head chef and owner of the Duke of Cumberland Arms, Henly 

Simon Goodman is head chef and owner of The Duke of Cumberland Arms, freehold pub in Henly near Hazlemere. Simon has lived in West Sussex for the majority if his life and thoroughly enjoys fishing, shooting & foraging within the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. This month Simon takes the helm in the South Downs Food kitchen with his recipe: a fresh and utterly seasonal South Downs fish dish, using the best fruits of the national park's coastline. To get the full recipe visit:  
WIN! A gift box of hand cut pork pies form Jake's Artisan Food 

Jake's was founded in 2013 with the express intent of making available to everyone its new take on an old classic. Since then, Jake's Hand-Cut Pork Pies from Hampshire have gained a large and growing following, not only in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey, but across the UK and beyond. And now Jake's would like to give one lucky winner a gift box of four hand cut pork pies! To be in with a chance of winning this delicious prize, visit:   
The Sussex Food and Drink Awards: Winner in the spotlight 
Sussex Food Producer of the Year 2018 was Bookham Harrison Farms from Rudgwick, West Sussex. The company is l ed by top dairy farmers and cheese producers and earlier last year they won Best British Cheddar at the Quality Food Awards 2017 - beating even the top Somerset cheddars. Sussex Charmer can be bought at farm shops throughout the UK and it can also be found at their hugely popular Sussex Charmer Cheese on Toast trailer, with which Bookham Harrison made it into the top 10 Sussex Street Food category.
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Hampshire Food Festival, until 31 July  

One month, one county and over 60 events. July's Hampshire Food Festival promises a flavoursome line up of events and experiences for food lovers hungry to explore our county's delicious offering.
Now in its eighteenth year, this much-loved festival has events for all tastes and budgets. On the menu this year: farm visits; vineyard tours; cookery masterclasses; pop-up dinners; tasting events; distillery and brewery tours; artisan markets and more.
The festival is a unique opportunity to explore the people and stories behind an array of award-winning Hampshire food and drink. From the producers to the chefs, they are waiting to share with you their passion for what they do.   
Parham's 25th Annual Garden Weekend 7&8 July 2018 
One of the highlights of the gardening calendar, our Garden Weekend is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Promising to be our best yet, enjoy a fantastic line-up of guest speakers, a wide variety of specialist nurseries and plenty of delicious local food and drink, and live music.
Horsham Food and Drink Festival, 1-30 September 

Horsham Foodies presents four weeks of Fantastic Festival Events.
There is no better place to be this September for food and drink lovers than the Horsham District. Whether you have a craving for carefully crafted cheeses, an avid appetite for ale or a taste for tantalising treats from traders in the local market, this year's Food and Drink Festival is where you will satisfy your most delicious desires.
Organised by Horsham Foodies and Horsham District Council, this year's Festival runs from the first weekend of September when the Big Nibble once again fills Horsham Town with fantastic aromas, until Sunday 30 September. The new 'Food and Drink, Your Local Guide 2018/19' will be available online; visit:
Find out about more exciting local food and drink events in the South Downs Food What's On Calendar here

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