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August 2017

Top chefs promise to serve up a treat at annual Lincolnshire Food and Drink Festival

Award-winning TV chef and author Rachel Green will join Winteringham Fields head chef and owner Colin McGurran for the Live local Lincolnshire Food and Drink Festival 2017

By Jack Longstaff 08:39, 14 AUG 2017

TV chef and author Rachel Green will be joined by Winteringham Fields head chef and owner Colin McGurran for the food and drink festival

With only six weeks to go until the Live local Lincolnshire Food and Drink Festival 2017 – excitement is building to see top chefs in action.

Sponsored once again by DFDS, the event, takes place on Sunday, October 1, and will feature the journey of food, with a farm to fork theme.

Award-winning TV chef and author Rachel Green will join Winteringham Fields head chef and owner Colin McGurran at the Grimsby Institute.

The 2017 festival will feature local food producers such as Scaman’s Eggs, Kippolata and Once Upon A Time, among others.

Cooking demonstrations will be ticketed on the day so be sure to arrive early to book your seat in the demonstration kitchen at the Institute. Each will last just under an hour with the first at noon.

A demonstration will also be given by DFDS, the journey our food takes daily, from how tasty morsels find their way to our plate, sometimes crossing miles of land and sea.

And ahead of the food and drink extravaganza, Rachel has shared not one, but two of her favourite recipes for you to try at home.

Rachel explains her kitchen secrets and what she loves to cook for her family at home: "How do I choose one favourite recipe, there are so many!

The secret to a good plate of food; is most definitely the quality of the ingredients we use.

"I do enjoy Lincolnshire Chine (salt pork filled with herbs), which I combine with mustard and marinate with leeks.

"Also, sausages are high on my list of favourites, I absolutely love sausages, and if you make sure you buy good quality ones, you couldn’t wish for a better convenience food.

"Actually, I love sausages so much, I wrote a book about them, Sausages, Making the most of the Great British Sausage, which then spiraled into an appearance on a Channel 4 with Jimmy Docherty, investigating the ethics of food manufacture.

"Whilst researching for my sausage cookery book, I was fascinated to learn that the Brits are indeed a nation of sausage lovers, so much so, that 5 million of us eat them every day.

"I am also a big fan of Lincolnshire plum bread and around Christmas time it adds a little twist to a traditional bread and butter pudding, people come from far and wide to taste my Christmas Plum Bread and Butter Pudding with English Brandy!

"I also grow a lot of my own produce in my poly tunnel, cooking with ingredients you’ve grown yourself, there’s nothing quite like it.

"I am sharing a couple of my favourite sausage dishes with you, and hope you enjoy them.

"Love, Rachel x."

In an extra special treat, Rachel has revealed two of her top recipes. First up is a real classic - Toad in the hole, followed by a more contemporary dish - sausage and eggs benedict.

Toad in the Hole: Serves 4-6

Rachel Green's toad in the hole dish


12 good quality pork sausages

2 tbsp rapeseed oil

150g plain flour

Pinch English mustard powder

2 large eggs

150ml milk

110ml water

Sea salt and black pepper

Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas Mark 7


Place the sausages in a large metal roasting tin, spaced apart. Drizzle with the rapeseed oil and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until the sausages are starting to colour.

To make the batter, sift the flour and mustard powder into a bowl, make a well in the centre, beat the eggs with the milk and half of the water, tip the mixture into the well and incorporate the flour into the liquid and beat until you have a smooth batter. Season the batter with sea salt and black pepper, place the bowl in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, the batter can be made in advance.


Celebration of cycling comes to North Lincolnshire this weekend

The Cycling Extravaganza will take place at Normanby Hall Country Park on Sunday (August 13).
ByDavid Elliott

07:00, 12 AUG 2017

Are you going to the extravaganza this weekend?

A celebration of cycling is set to be held in North Lincolnshire this weekend.

The Cycling Extravaganza will take place at Normanby Hall Country Park on Sunday (August 13).

It forms part of the build-up to next month’s OVO Energy Tour Of Britain, which will see the whole of Stage Three contested in North Lincolnshire.

Sunday’s event, organised by North Lincolnshire Council, is set to include a range of attractions and activities for the whole family.

They will include storytelling from the council’s library and information service and bike-themed craft activities from the museum service.

There will also be a bicycle trail around the park, yoga for cyclists and runners, sports activities from the authority’s Street Sports team, movement and rhythm sessions from the Imagination Library team, cycle maintenance workshops and demonstrations by Cycle Route Lincs and training and nutrition workshops by Blizard Physiotherapy and Sports Performance.

And the day will also include a race between the North Lincolnshire Tour Of Britain mascot Wheeler and other local mascots outside the hall.

Councillor Carl Sherwood, North Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet member for community wellbeing, said: “Even if you aren’t a cycling enthusiast, the Cycling Extravaganza will have lots of activities to keep children and families entertained throughout the day.

“Hosting the Tour Of Britain is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase everything North Lincolnshire has to offer.

“We hope people will be inspired by the race coming to our area and this will build on North Lincolnshire’s growing cycling culture.”

The Tour Of Britain will see more than 120 of the world’s top cyclists pedal around the country over eight stages, starting in Edinburgh on Sunday, September 3, and finishing in Cardiff on Sunday, September 10.

Stage Three, on Tuesday, September 5, will see the riders set off from Normanby Hall on a 172km course which takes in most of North Lincolnshire’s towns and villages on its way to the finish near Central Park in Scunthorpe.

The stage will include sprint sections on Wharf Road in Crowle, Messingham Road in Bottesford and Church Street and Brigg Road in Scawby.

And although the stage is mostly flat, points in the King Of The Mountains category for climbers will be handed out in sections at Greetwell heading towards Kirton in Lindsey, Wrawby heading towards Melton Ross and the A1077 Earlsgate Road between Winteringham and Winterton.

Most activities at Sunday’s Cycling Extravaganza will be free of charge, although there will be a small charge for the yoga sessions.

The event will run from 10am to 4.30pm and normal Normanby Hall admission prices will apply, although half-price admission is available with a voucher from

More information about the North Lincolnshire stage of the Tour Of Britain is also available at or on Facebook and Twitter.

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