Tuesday 25 October The Beacon 7pm £8
If you’re an apple-cruncher, like growing your own food or you just enjoy the odd tipple of cider, book this event with Pete Brown, award-winning food and drink writer. Pete will be talking about the fact, folk lore, history and future of traditional apple orchards and the audience will get to taste a couple of ciders and apple juices too!
Orchard Way, Boseleys Orchard, Priory Orchard… a quick stroll around Wantage or Grove reminds us that the local area once had loads of fruit trees, as did many other English counties. In fact, England has possibly the best apple-growing conditions in the world and has thousands of years of associated tradition and myth. However, the UK apple industry in the 21st century relies on charity for its research and development and is constantly under threat from the demands of supermarkets. Pete will remind us why we should celebrate this most useful and magical of fruits – even though, in the course of his research, he himself has developed a severe allergy to them!
About the Author
Pete Brown writes on food and drink, including Man Walks into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, Shakespeare’s Local and Hops and Glory. He won the 2015 Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Award for best online drink writer. His discriminating palate has led him to be a judge in the Great Taste Awards and the Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. He is a frequent contributor to Radio 4’s Food Programme.
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