Thanks to our National Lottery funding, we are now able to hold some fantastic Fringe Events in the week prior to the Taste of Sudbury and on June 10th we will have a second, smaller marquee in the town centre where talks will be held all day covering a number of topics including growing your own vegetables, baking without dairy or flour and looking after bees!
we are busy finalising all these events and over the next few weeks we will be filling this page with lots of information and offering you free tickets to attend some really fabulous workshops and events.
Watch this space…..
ActivLives will be joining us in the new Fringe Tent at this year's Taste of Sudbury when they will be talking about their Sudbury based project called Grow Your Community. Come along to the tent and meet the Project Leader, Dan Wheals who be talking about the work they do in Sudbury and how you can get involved - it's all about growing vegetables in small green spaces located around town and it is a wonderful way of learning lots about general horticulture, meeting new people and getting outdoors and active!
The time of the talk is to be confirmed - watch this space for final details.
Fiona Murphy is chief baker at Moo Moo Cakes in Cavendish and the winner of 'Best Newcomer' at the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards. Fiona is a self taught baker and is giddy about ingredients. She uses unrefined sugars and a mix of organic, local and seasonal ingredients to produce 'eat me' cakes which range from rustic wedding cakes to 'drip' birthday cakes and her now famous, 'Suffolk Root Cake'.
Join Fiona in the Fringe Tent when she will share her experience and tips on baking moreish cakes that everyone can enjoy whether it is gluten free, dairy free, egg free or vegan and she'll have lots of tasty samples!
In 2008 Karen Cannard started a blog called The Rubbish Diet, writing about her attempts to slim her bin for St Edmundsbury Council's Zero Waste Week. Unexpectedly, all she threw out was a plaster. In the last ten years she has gone from tackling her own bin at home to helping thousands of others to reduce their waste. Karen is BBC Radio Suffolk's Bin Doctor and a columnist for the Bury Free Press and also appears on national and regional radio. She was also an advisor to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's BBC 1 series Hugh's War on Waste and most recently appeared on ITV's Tonight documentary, challenging a family to reduce their plastic waste.
We are delighted that Karen will be appearing in the Fringe Tent at this year's Taste of Sudbury to discuss the Rubbish Diet and to give useful tips on how we can all cut down on all our waste.
Chocolate human hearts and fingers, tasty toads and edible fossils. These are just some of the unique confections created by Sarah Hardy at The Edible Museum - a gem of a business tucked away at the bottom of her garden in Sible Hedingham.
Known by her clients as the modern day Leonardo, Sarah is a classically trained artist using chocolate as her medium. Her former career as a London-based food artist had her in demand by celebrities and PR agents to create attention grabbing food stunts, such the Raw Turkey Cake that went viral & edible scenes from the film Alien.
After moving to rural Essex four years ago, she took her skills & passion for art, nature and all things sweet and created a collection of hand made confectionery with a scholastic twist: The Edible Museum, in which all the exhibits taste like heaven.
We are so delighted to have Sarah join us in the Fringe tent at this year's Taste of Sudbury when she will share stories about how she came to be creating concept confectionery and she promises to give away some of her secrets on how she makes her jaw-dropping chocolates and how you can create your own show stoppers!
Meet Kevin Thorn, local Bee Farmer in Sudbury and one half of Stour Valley Apiaries Limited. Kevin is passionate about his bees and manages a range of hives in this region. His wife Julie Thorn is the other half of the business and is the driving force behind the jars of delicious honey that Stour Valley Apiaries now supply in a large number of shops and outlets including Lavenham Butchers.
Come along to the Fringe Tent at this year's Taste of Sudbury at 11am when Kevin will be sharing his passion and knowledge about beekeeping and the vital importance that bees play as pollinators. There will also be plenty of opportunity to taste and buy their honey and other beeswax products.