Food & Drink Events

Bread Making

Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen Cookery School, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road, Arlington

Thursday February 22, 10am-3.30pm

£95

Learn how to make bread from scratch. With ingredients and recipes provided, lunch will be the pizza you make and cook in a wood-fired pizza oven.

Phone 01323 483145 or visit bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk.




Rye Bay Scallop Week

Saturday February 24-Sunday March 4

Various venues in Rye and district

It’s shucking time again. More than 30 restaurants in Rye are putting together scallop dishes in preparation for this year’s Rye Bay Scallop Week, an opportunity to indulge in seafood delights. The most popular ingredient this year is chorizo, with garlic, coriander, lemon and chilli also being paired with scallops. Among the events during the week are tasting events, cookery schools and demonstrations, plus live music. Picture: scallops at the Flackley Ash Hotel, Peasmarsh.

Read our feature on Rye Bay Scallop Week.

Visit scallop.org.uk.




Scallop School

Webbe’s Cookery School, Webbe’s at the Fish Cafe, 17 Tower Street, Rye

Tuesday February 27

£105

Cook and prepare a six-course luncheon using Rye Bay scallops, and which will also feature other favourites.

Phone 01797 222226 or visit webbesrestautants.co.uk.




Cooking for Vitality & Stronger Immunity

The Round Kitchen Table, Unit 14, Hillsdown Farm, Twyford Lane, Birch Grove

Tuesday February 27, 10am-4pm

£120

David and Nicola McCarthy, the founders of the Sussex-based Kushi Macrobiotic School, a centre for excellence for teaching macrobiotics, show participants how to improve resistance and tone up your immune system by making simple changes to diet and lifestyle. The day includes cooking demonstrations and lectures with practical tips. Refreshments and a macrobiotic/vegan lunch are included.

Phone 07710 805683 or visit kushischool.uk.




Farmhouse Fare

Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen Cookery School, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road, Arlington

Thursday March 1, 10am-3.30pm

£95

Learn how to make pastry and meat pies and other homecooked dishes that are seasonal. Ingredients and recipes are provided and the food you make goes home with you.

Phone 01323 483145 or visit bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk.




The Big Cheese Festival

Hove Lawns, Kingsway, Hove

Saturday March 3, 10am-6pm

Tickets £19.25

In the food court, some of the finest international cheesemakers and mongers showcase their cheeses, ranging from halloumi fries, mozzarella sticks, raclette, fondue and artisan cheeses, plus wine and port pairings, homemade chutney combinations and a range of utensils for sale. There are also bars serving craft beers, liquor and wine, comedy, local bands and cheesy DJs performing a selection of jazz, funk and R’n’Brie.

Email info@thebigcheesefestival.co.uk or visit thebigcheesefestival.co.uk.




The Wine Room Experience

Jilly Goolden’s Wine Room, Ashdown Forest

Saturday March 3, 2.30pm-7pm

£125pp  including wines, tea and cakes, champagne and canapés

Wine critic Jilly Goolden, who presented TV’s Food & Drink show for nearly two decades, runs a wine school with a difference. This is a very personal wine tasting with Jilly, who demystifies the whats, whys and hows of wines of the world and guides guests towards some wines to try at home.

Phone 01342 822251, email wineroom@jillygoolden.com or visit jillygoolden.com.




A Vegetarian Feast

Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen Cookery School, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road, Arlington

Thursday March 8, 10am-3.30pm

£95

This course offers lots of inspiration for meat-free meals and participants will make their own fresh pasta. Ingredients and recipes are provided and the food you cook goes home with you.

Phone 01323 483145 or visit bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk.




Floral Cupcake Decorating

The Round Kitchen Table, Unit 14, Hillsdown Farm, Twyford Lane, Birch Grove

Saturday March 10, 10.30am-3pm

£65

Tutor Clare Pope, of Clare’s Cake Boutique, teaches how to create buttercream flowers on cupcakes. Each participant has 12 cupcakes to decorate with buttercream icing to create different floral effects. Participants will learn how to make the perfect buttercream for piped flowers, a range of piping techniques, how to colour buttercream and how to create two-tone icing. All ingredients and tools are provided. Bring a packed lunch.

Phone 07775 740382 or visit roundtablecookery.com.




Take a Hand Full of Herbs

Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen Cookery School, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road, Arlington

Thursday March 15, 10am-3.30pm

£95

Herbs can form the basis of a huge variety of sweet and savoury dishes. This course will inspire you for the summer months when herbs are growing in the garden. Ingredients and recipes are provided and you take home the food you cook.

Phone 01323 483145 or visit bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk.




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