Tag: Food and Drink

Autumn Balance

To me, September is a bonus month. 

Why? 

Well for a start it is sunny, warm, and feels like Summer wants to stick around for a while longer and I love that. It’s confusing though. I want to sit outside with a nice cold beer and the sun is going down much earlier (about 7.30pm) just as I’m settling in for a long evening in the garden! Having this bonus month is wonderful as we change seasons and you just have to enjoy the warm daytimes and embrace the Autumn times to come as we all start asking, “Is it getting a bit chilly now?”

Baffled About Cicchetti

If you’ve been to Italy you’ll be familiar with the awesome cultural tradition of a cheeky drink with outrageously moreish nibbles before dinner; outside in the evening sun or in a bustling bar and always bloody good fun. Aperitivi drinks are generally on the bitter side and designed to stimulate your taste buds, making the enjoyment of a little Cicchetti (tasty finger foods) all the more pleasurable.

KST New Menu

What’s new at the King Street Tavern? Well the 18th-century pub that is famous for being a genuine smokehouse and passionate about bringing smoked, BBQ meats to the heart of Southsea, mixed with a wide range of craft beers and ales is mixing things up a bit. If ribs are your thing you must go and try them here, but the new menu offers so much more now and I for one am really pleased!

Southsea Festival

What a weekend planned for the 14th and 15th July with the Southsea Food Festival that has been going now for 12 years and has just grown each year to be such a great event with a buzzing atmosphere.  Offering a real celebration of food for the whole 2 days, it is a chance to see the local food businesses we have step outside of their shops and produce some really mouthwatering festival food! With over 60 stalls and lots planned for both days, if you love food and a touch of gin you know it is somewhere you need to head down to.

Seafood Festival

The 30th June to the 1st July saw Gunwharf come alive with food and music – thanks to the Portsmouth Seafood Festival. This celebration of all things fishy aims to remind us all of the beautiful, quality produce on our doorstep and to celebrate Portsmouth’s fishing heritage. 

Supper Club

Last Saturday (19th May) I went to my first ever Supper Club. I’ve seen Supper Clubs advertised online for various things and fancied I’d like to go; a good way to meet people and bond over food where nobody gets fed up of me talking passionately about my quest to find the best pistachio ice cream (so far, it’s Moomaids of Zennor from Cornwall). I’ve been a fan of The Hungry Herbivores for a while and heard on the grapevine that Rosie was hoping to do a supper club so, when it went live, my friend C and I snapped up some tickets. Hunter-Gatherer hosted the supper club and approached The Hungry Herbivores about putting it on, a great team in my opinion and a lovely location.

Hungry Herbivores

After supper club last Saturday I managed to grab a few minutes with the lovely Rosie whilst she and her team of helpers for the evening were clearing up. Keep your eyes peeled for my review of dinner but for now, let’s find out more about The Hungry Herbivores.

Forced To Be

Having met Jenna Boyson a few times at various fayres around Southsea, I wanted to catch up with her and talk one to one about her mission, love, future and main project, Forced To Be Fussy Having spent time these last few weeks changing my own diet by cutting out milk and thinking about cutting out dairy, I remembered Jenna. She’s had to remove so many foods from her diet, I wanted to talk to her about how that felt and what steps she’s taken to get where she is now.