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So you wanna be on a reality TV cooking show?

The British public’s appetite for both cookery programmes and reality TV shows seems to be insatiable. So it should come as no great surprise that yet another one, combining the two, is heading our way. And the producers want Hastings foodies and amateur chefs to put themselves forward to take part. Toby Sargent reports.

Posted 16:18 Friday, Mar 31, 2017 In: Food & Drink Tags: C4 Glynn Purnell My Kitchen Rules UK Rachel Allen Toby Sargent

Fishy masterclasses coming early next year

For many centuries fish and fishing were the very lifeblood of Hastings. The piscatorial pioneers who brought in those doughty denizens of the deep formed a firm foundation for the town’s economy that lives on today. So it’s great that, following on from a fabulous weekend at the Hastings Herring Fair, the team from Billingsgate Seafood School are returning to deliver some workshops to show us how to make the very best of the local catch in Hastings. Toby Sargent reports.

Posted 18:16 Monday, Dec 5, 2016 In: Food & Drink Tags: Billingsgate Seafood Training School Dawn Poole Herring Fair

On your marks . . get set . . bake!

Posted 13:57 Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 In: Food & Drink Tags: GBBO Great British Bake Off Hastings Pier Heritage Lottery Fund Jane Beedle Jo Brand Toby Sargent

Global Kitchen invitation

Women’s Voice invite you to the final event of our Global Kitchen 1066 project, funded by 1066 Anniversary Community Grants Fund 2016. The purpose of Global Kitchen is to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and to promote diversity, inclusivity and happiness through cooking and eating for members of our community.

Posted 08:35 Monday, Nov 28, 2016 In: Food & Drink Tags: Da Dunn Global Kitchen Women's Voice

Happy herring days on the Stade

It was Hastings’ fifth Herring Fair on the Stade at the weekend. HOT photographer Russell Jacobs was there to sample the sights, smells, cookery demos and musical delights.

Posted 22:20 Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 In: Food & Drink Tags: Donald Shirley Hawley Harmony One Herring Fair Joanna Turner Judy Rogers Russell Jacobs

Sparkling wine and belting soul provide climax for wine and food festival next Sunday

The 1066 Wine & Food Festival has brought wine, food and music to 1066 Country through a series of events in restaurants, bars, shops and vineyards and three key events – the opening at Battle Abbey with Jilly Goolden and last week’s Food & Drink Fair at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. Erica Smith samples the fare…

Posted 19:09 Sunday, May 15, 2016 In: Food & Drink Tags: 1066 1066 Country English Sparkling wine food Food & Wine fun night out Hastings Motown night out Soul Soul X-press st mary in the castle Stax What's On Wine Festival

Cooks sought for Channel 4 show

The Channel 4 programme Come Dine With Me is coming to the Hastings/ Bexhill / Rye / Hawkhurst / Battle and surrounding areas in February and the production team are “looking for brilliant people to take part” – like those in a past show pictured above.

Posted 10:24 Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 In: Food & Drink Tags: Come Dine With Me

Roll up for Hastings Herring Fair!

Hastings Herring Fair takes to the Stade this weekend, when the local fishing fleet will be celebrating 10 years since they were awarded MSC – Marine Stewardship Council – status for their sustainable methods of herring fishing. Councillor Dawn Poole, Hastings Borough Council’s lead member for regeneration, explains what’s on offer.

Posted 09:11 Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 In: Food & Drink Tags: Dawn Poole Essential Wine School Fisheries Local Action Group Herring Fair Radiator Arts RX Shantymen Sarah Watson
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