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Stir it up magazine AUGUST 2017

Read e rs ' Li ves 9 Top culinary tip Be adventurous! don’t be frightened of trying new cooking methods and products 4 AUGUST 2017 COOKS CALENDAR 1 Name: John Miller 2 Job title: Owner/operator 3 Place of work: Hunday Manor Hotel & Frederick’s Restaurant, Workington, Cumbria 4 Typical working hours: Whatever is required! 5 How long have you worked in the catering industry? 30 years 6 Most interesting fact about you: I’m also a nice person! 7 Favourite cuisine: I don’t have one favourite – I just like good quality food of any origin 8 Signature dish: Confit of duck leg with gratin potato, red cabbage and red wine jus 10 Must-have kitchen gadget: Thermo mixer – it’s brilliant all-round piece of equipment 11 Who is your inspiration and why? Kit and Charles Graves, my previous employers, who own a group of hotels in the Lake District for always wanting to push and do better 12 Favourite Country Range ingredient and why? Country Range Tomato Ketchup - we took out a well-known brand and no one has spotted the difference. It’s exactly the same but much more cost-effective AUGUST mackerel plums What’s in Season? raspberries sweetcorn squash discovery apples BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY (ENGLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND AND WALES) Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland and Republic of Ireland) Great British Beer Festival 8 – 12 Olympia, London www.gbbf.org.uk NATIONAL AFTERNOON TEA WEEK www.afternoonteaweek.com ISLE OF WIGHT GARLIC FESTIVAL www.garlic-festival.co.uk The Big Feastival, Cotswolds uk.thebigfeastival.com BBC GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL, HAMPTON COURT PALACE, LONDON www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/ hampton-court-palace-festival 28 Craft Guild of Chefs cricket day and family BBQ Notting Hill Carnival www.thenottinghillcarnival.com 7 14 19 26 28 20 20 - 27 27 - 28 - - 25 – 27 SEPTEMBER bilberries butternut squash pears chestnuts 21 - 22 26 What’s in Season? - TAKEAWAY & 27 RESTAURANT EXPO, ExCel London takeawayexpo.co.uk 3 – 5 Speciality and Fine Food Fair, Olympia, London www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk BAKING INDUSTRY AWARDS, Park Lane Hilton, London www.bakeryawards.co.uk BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT www.lovebritishfood.co.uk LUNCH! Trade event for the food-to-go industry, ExCel, London www.lunchshow.co.uk 21 CAFÉ LIFE AWARDS, Grange City Hotel, London awards.thecafelife.co.uk British Roast Dinner Week www.unileverfoodsolutions.co.uk/ chef-inspiration/pub-roasts/ british-roast-dinner-week.html 6 23 – 8 24 – 1 October October 20 Universal Cookery and Food Festival, Padstow Farm Shop, Cornwall www.cookeryandfoodfestival.co.uk apples figs COOKS CALENDAR


Stir it up magazine AUGUST 2017
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