Most people are torn between heart and mind. Take me to Port Eliot Festival and I am torn between belly and mind, constantly on a relay (uphill) between the walled garden for my literary fix and the food tent, this year sponsored by Fortnum and Mason.
Turn on the telly and you’re likely to catch a bearded man foraging on Channel 4 or a BBC fledgling MasterChef shouting about seasonal and local; look at your bookshelf and you’ve probably got at least one over-priced TV-endorsed cookbook which you’ve barely opened. Yet despite our recent ‘food renaissance’, some of the most obvious sources of local and seasonal food don’t feature in our shops, on our shopping lists or even on our culinary radars. Read More