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Great Taste Awards 2014: Words From the Winners

Welcome to the second interview in my series on local Great Taste Award 2014 winners! Last month you heard from Ouse Valley Foods founder Julian Warrender on her glorious preserves, the star of this month’s post is.. Barties Sussex Faire I spoke to John Barteltt, owner of Barties Sussex Faire.. Which of your products won Great Taste Awards? 2012 – Spicy Pineapple Chutney & Serious Chilli Chutney 2013 – Chilli Jam, Spiced Aubergine Chutney, Blackcurrant, Cassis & Vanilla Jam 2014 – Apricot & Armagnac Jam What do you think sets them apart from the rest?  In a word – real honest flavour. They all have good depth and a richness which develops on the tongue. The chutneys are very flexible and can be used with many different foods to enhance the dish. The jams are first and foremost – fruit – full-on and fresh tasting. Have you always been in the food industry? This is my second career – my first was nothing to do with food but the recession gave me an opportunity at …

Nelson Coffee Co // My Day-Trip to Eastbourne

I’ve been on a staycation this week, not just holiday-ing in the UK but from my own house. Essentially, I’ve just had a bog standard week off work. Yesterday I set out on a good old fashioned day trip to Eastbourne to meander around a town that wasn’t my own. My first stop was a gorgeous little cafe sat right opposite the train station called Nelson Coffee Co. They caught my eye when I was looking out for places to visit because of their lovely story which I recommend you read in full, but to cut a long story short the cafe is named after the hometown of a kindly stranger from Canada who introduced them to the best coffee they’d ever tasted.   A latte and almond croissant is my ultimate luxury breakfast, and I’ve never had it better than it was at Nelson. Their coffee is praised widely and for good reason, I’m no connoisseur but it sure tasted perfect to me. Coffee and pastry aside, the most outstanding component to this place …

Sunday Lunch at Pelham House (Review)

I’ve not been to Lewes since I went to college there three years ago, and when I stepped off the bus this afternoon I scolded myself for leaving it so long to return. The air is cleaner and the people are fewer. I was there for a celebratory lunch at Pelham House, recommended to me by my good foodie friend over at Blackman Bee Farm. After one or two wrong turns, we tottered down St. Andrews Lane and turned the corner to find a promising view. The quaint exterior of Pelham House is a mere hint at the secret garden-esque world we were about to find inside. We were greeted warmly (and sympathetically, I had to double check that I’d come through the right door) by a very helpful gentleman who confirmed our booking and led us to our table. I’m not ashamed to say that I gasped, I don’t get out to beautiful places much and I’m easily pleased, but the terrace at Pelham House is breathtaking – my lazy photography does it no justice. It …