Autumn means apples – and, if you grow them, what do you do with them. Slow Food Aylsham are staging an evening of Cider with Rosie when local cider-maker David Warren and his daughter Rosie will demonstrate apple crushing and explain how to make cider.
Bring your own apples for crushing to Aylsham Town Hall on Saturday 28 September at 6pm and sample fresh apple juice, or David’s home-made scrumpy, or buy from the barrel. There will be a bar and refreshments from the cafe. Entry is just £1 at the door.
David has been making cider for about 12 years, and Rosie works in the brewing trade.
The event is a “taster” to the annual three-day Food Festival in Aylsham when Slow Food with sister organisation Cittaslow host food related events in the town.
The showcase event runs from Friday 4 October to Sunday 6th and features a Slow Food Supper at Aylsham High School with special guest speakers, celebrated chefs Charlie Hodson, of Norfolk Food Heroes and co-organiser of the Big Sausage Bash in Aylsham, and Steve Thorpe, former head of the catering school at City College, Norwich, and now ambassador for the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry. (Tickets for the dinner are just £12.50 per person and available at Postles in the Market Place or phone 07519 361812.)
‘Juggling Chef’ Ian Marchant and his Culinary Capers will entertain visitors to Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.
The end of the Food Festival is marked by the ever-popular Big Slow Brunch on Sunday morning when members of Slow Food Aylsham and friends will cook up a Full English breakfast or Continental alternative for around 100 people.