Our round-up of foodie news, events, places to eat, recipes, local producers, jobs, cookery schools and more!

Local Foodie News & Events 

• here is a list of local pubs and restaurants offering delivery and take-away services.

• here are tips on creating and delivering food care packages for people in need

Flick at Ridgeway Nutrition is posting kid-friendly recipes for you to try at home

with bread in short supply in many shops at the moment, here some recipe ideas to make your own – and it use up dry bread so none goes to waste!

• This is a time to cook more for yourself in general. For immune-boosting meals at this time nutritionist Sam Silvester recommends shitaake and oyster mushrooms, garlic, onions, wild garlic leaves (see recpies below), berries (frozen is fine) ginger, turmeric, dark and colourful vegetables like red cabbage – plus vitamin D supplements and plenty of sleep!

Local Foodie Shops, Markets & Producers

Enjoy locally smoked fish, duck, venison & more from Black Dog Smokery in Royal Wootton Bassett

• Great British Mead based in Wantage

• Honesty bread can be ordered online for collection at any of the local Honesty coffee shops.

• Make your own almond, peanut and chocolate/hazelnut butters, milks and lots more at Packaging Not Included in Marlborough.


And there are plenty more recipes in our whole recipe section

Local Food Personalities

• Local wild mushroom & truffle expert Laurent Lebeau shares some secrets about foraging and cooking with funghi and his plans for his Funghi Club. Listen here (from 9 mins 20 secs)

Sustainable Food & Cooking Choices

• Jo from The Mix in Wantage explains how their new Community Fridge and Store Cupboard works to reduce food waste. You can also use the Olio and Too Good to Go apps to rescue local food going to waste.

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