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As a child, Greg Smith longed to be a farmer. In his teens he had holiday jobs on farms, looked after his own rescue hen and went on to a degree involving agriculture, but he never actually farmed.
Aylsham’s farmers’ market is one of the best known in the county and transforms the historic market place into a hive of activity. It is held the first Saturday of every month between 9am and 1pm. With stalls and local growers selling everything from lamb, pork, free-range chicken, duck and sausages to fruit and vegetables, cakes, honey and eggs, you can stock up for the week.
It oozes charm, character and quality, but what really sets the Sisland Tithe Barn apart are those subtle touches that remain in the memory long after the visit: The scent of lavender in the home-made biscuits, the printed weather forecast to help you plan the day, eclectic artworks that reflect on the county or the wholesome breakfast.
This month, Luigi Orsi will finally fulfil his dream of opening his first gallery combining his two passions in life - art and life by the river in Wroxham.
A new walking guide to Norfolk includes 28 circular walks, ranging from an hour-and-a-half wander around Horsey to a five-hour coastal yomp through a succession of nature reserves near Holme.
Keeping with tradition, February is the month for a chocolate recipe. This one is quite involved, though Id imagine most of you will be preparing it for a Valentine’s celebration, so I’m afraid your going to have to make a little effort for the evening.
Working in a building that has housed a restaurant since 1963, nostalgia is always going to play a big part in our business.
One of my favourite finds of 2012 was a wonderful cookery book by Norfolk food writer Pippa Kendrick, The Intolerant Gourmet. It’s a wonderful recipe book for people with food intolerances and allergies.
Whenever we host a cookery class, the students arrive full of apprehension, nervously looking at the floor, clutching their pristine apron. But cooking is all about confidence. One of my favourite chefs, Fergus Henderson, says that “the ingredients will know if you’re nervous, they will misbehave, you need to show them who’s boss” which is a maxim I always repeat.
Spring arrives, with many visitors to Norfolk; And, as the popularity of the county grows, so does the deserved reputation for great ingredients and the food we produce and serve. There are, of course, lots of people who have played an important part in this, but there has been one lady who has quietly got on with doing what she does amazingly well, cook and serve wonderful food , and in doing so unwittingly been an important part of this wonderful food movement, Alison Yetman.
It was back to Wymondham for me this month. How times - and roads - have changed!
The Erpingham Arms, a new name for the former Spread Eagle, now has a smart aura thanks to a lot of building work outside and probably remodelling inside.
One of the biggest myths in interior design for me is the “must have a focal point” rule. At design
What the Norfolk experts believe is best about British design
The garden is calling you - but the first stop has to be the garden centre!
Sitting with his feet up on the desk and casually reclined in his chair, Jake Humphrey is tired.
There was something rather poetic about comedy writer Graham Linehan’s arrival in Norwich.
With twin boys, a new baby and a burgeoning family business, it is little wonder that Becky Jago’s maternity leave from her job at ITV Anglia television is flying by.