Thursday, 1 August 2013

Foodie Events - AUGUST

Location: Oxford, UK

Food Events Oxford
Pop-Ups: Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd August, 7.30pm
Hogacre Common, Oxford
£35 per person per event, book now
Run by chef and film maker, Rupert Whitaker, Field Kitchen Oxford is Oxford's one and only mobile pop-up restaurant, providing beautiful three course meals both indoor and outdoor, whatever the British weather! You can 'pop' along (see what I did there?!) to one of Rupert's  regular Hogacre Common Pop-Up events, or have Rupert cook in the privacy of your very own home. Featuring wonderful fresh ingredients, Rupert works closely with Oxford based Cultivate and OxGrow to source thoroughly local produce - all grown within, or just outside of Oxford.
Example dishes include: Medley Farm Broad bean, driftwood Somerset goats cheese and asparagus with vinaigrette; Fricassee of local wild mushrooms, sorrel; Roast pork loin, rubbed with fennel, salt and garlic, crackling; Slow cooked beef cheeks in red wine and bacon; Gooseberry Fool, fresh picked elderflower and lemon biscuit; plus Bilberry, raspberry and redcurrant crème patissier tart.

Food Events Oxford
Friday 2nd August, 6-9pm approx, Picnic Hampers
Friday 9th August, 6-9pm approx, Italian Islands
Sunday 11th August, 6-9pm approx, August Cookery Book Club
Oxford Venues, TBC
£60 per person per class, book now

Continuing with the Pop-Up theme, Sophie's Cookery School is running a number of fabulous classes at various locations throughout Oxford over the coming months, which I will be featuring in my monthly guides - from cookery clubs, to seasonal inspired lesson and regional cuisines, there will be something for all you foodies out there looking to learn something new or just connect with other foodies and talk, well... food! Run by Sophie Grigson and Emma Collen, Sophie's Cookery School can also arrange bespoke cookery lessons for private clients in their homes - so you have no excuses!

Saturday 3rd August, 10am - 4pm
Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe HP11 2DQ
Free Entry
Eden opens it's doors to a fabulous world of foodie delights for a day - wander around the Farmers' Market; distract the ankle biters with a free children's workshop, such as sushi making and traditional cookery; or enjoy live cookery demonstrations from Simon Rimmer and Ivor Peters.
There will also be a number of samplings throughout the course of the day, from food venues within Eden itself, including Zizzi’s, Wagamama, Frankie & Benny’s, Yo! Sushi, Nando’s and Cafe Italia.  All this PLUS there will be a chance to win a Smart Raspberry cookery class for 6 children and the Ultimate Foodie lovers hamper, worth £300!

Food Events Oxfordshire
Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August
Campsite opens Thursday 8th August at 2pm & closes Monday 12th August at 12noon

Midday Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 
Tickets cost upwards of £140, book now
Packed full of features, expect musical performances from Rodriguez, Empire of the Sun, Noah and the Whale, plus stunning circus acts, late night revelry, stage theatre, promenade performances, musical overtures, talks, symposiums, magic, games, a well being area, outdoor events and LOADS MORE! For the foodies, there are a plethora of treats... Russell Norman of Soho based Polpo will be serving up a Venetian inspired banquet; celebrated chef, Mark Hix, will be creating a fabulous Wilderness Banquet; Yotam Ottolenghi, Guardian columnist and owner of Ottolenghi and NOPI in London, will be creating his own unique Banquet; Michelin starred St. John, from Smithfield London, will be serving up glorious feasts for breakfast, lunch & dinner; plus Thyme at Southrop Manor, the luxurious Cotswold hideaway and foodie destination, will be running an encampment at this year’s Wilderness Festival, with a wide-ranging programme of talks, tastings, hands-on cookery classes and workshops.... to name just a few!

Food Events Oxford
Saturday August 10th, 12-6pm
Big Society Oxford, Cowley Road
Free Entry
Buy cake, eat cake, help raise money for mental illness charities & challenge taboos surrounding depression.
The Depressed Cake Shop is charity event, in aid of mental illness, running at various locations around the World. With one in four people suffering from mental illness during the course of their lives, The Depressed Cake Shop intends to raise awareness and encourage discussion, by selling grey coloured cake, with each of the pop-up cake shops donating any money raised to a mental health charity of their choice. Run by Caroline Knight (keen baker and employee at well known local cafe Jacobs & Field), the event needs your support... whether by baking cakes, buying cakes, or simply turning up to support! Contact Caroline at to offer your support.

Food Events Oxford
Saturday 24th - Monday 26th August
10am-7pm on Sat and 11am-7pm on Sun & Mon
South Park, Oxford
Tickets upwards of £10 per person, book now
Featuring an hourly drinks Masterclass; a fantastic line up of top chefs in the Chefs Theatre (including some of our local favourites); fabulous Pop-Up Restaurants; a wonderful Childrens Cookery Theatre; Street Food Avenue & World Food Pagodas; Producers Market; AND a Live Entertainment Stage.... and all set within our beautiful Oxford South Park, you would be mad to miss it!
Even better still... courtesy of the wonderful people at Foodies Festival, I will be giving away FIVE PAIRS OF TICKETS to the event. I am soooo good to you! Check back later in the week for full details of how to enter the competition.

Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September
Victoria Arms, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0QA
Free Entry
Wadworth ales, guest beers, live music, hog roast and BBQ. Please contact staff for weekend timetable on 01865 241382. 
Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September
Alex James’ farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ
Adult tickets upwards of £54, book now
Jamie Oliver and Alex James buddy up to host The BIG Feastival, hosted on Alex's farm in the Cotswolds, in support of Jamie Oliver’s Better Food Foundation which focuses on teaching essential food skills to help people make better food choices for a healthier life. With a brand new 'Street Food Alley'; food from some of Jamies very own restaurants; festival food; an Artisan Food Market; kitchen demonstrations from a star studded line up of chefs; hands on cookery sessions; bars; loads of family-friendly fun and games; plus camping... you are sure to have BIG fun (no reference to the 80's/90's boy band)!
All these events AND MORE on the Foodie Events Calendar
you can even download events straight to your own calendar!

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