The very best of the south east’s produce – from heritage production methods to the modern day – will be showcased at this special spring event.
Enjoy free cookery classes and short talks, shop from vendors showcasing local produce, watch demonstrations and crafts, learn about historic food and drink in the collection of rescued historic houses, plus much more.
This year River Cottage’s Gill Meller will be in the Cookery Theatre for cooking demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday afternoons
Gill is a chef, food writer, author, food stylist and cookery teacher. He lives near the small fishing town of Lyme Regis, in Dorset. His cooking is a reflection of his surroundings. He takes inspiration from the landscape, his locality, and the amazing farmers, growers and fisherman that produce the ingredients he uses. His food is humble and un-showy, yet inspiring, spell-bindingly beautiful, and truly delicious.
Gill has been part of the River Cottage team for 11 years. Working closely with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Gill has been a major part of all of the activities and development at River Cottage, including sourcing the ethically-produced and sustainable food as well as defining the principles, ethic and style of the food.
He appears regularly on the popular Channel 4 series, cooking alongside Hugh, produces recipe videos for The River Cottage food tube channel and contributes to the acclaimed River Cottage cookbooks as well. Gill teaches at the River Cottage Cookery School.
Spaces for Gill’s one-hour cookery demonstrations are limited and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis – see the show programme for details nearer the event date.