A highlight of this year's OctoberFeast is Synergy Theatre's production of Henrik's Feast, a performance 'celebrating Henrik Ibsen's love of food and beautiful women'. We caught the group's Artistic Director David Parton just before they all left on tour to Norway, and hustled from him this recipe for an indulgent Norwegian berry trifle...
Apples, Artichokes (Globe), Aubergines, Beans, Beetroot, Blackberries, Bream, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Cherries, Cobnuts,
Apples, Artichokes (Globe), Asparagus, Blackcurrants, Broad Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli (Calabrese), Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Cherries, Crab (Brown), Cucumber, Courgette, Dandelion,
Apricot, Asparagus, Aubergine, Banana, Basil, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Coley, Crab (Brown), Cucumber, Elderflower, Jersey Royal Potatoes, Lemon, Lemon Sole,

Apples, Artichokes (Globe), Asparagus, Blackcurrants, Broad Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli (Calabrese), Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Cherries, Cucumber, Courgette, Dandelion, Elderflower, Endive, Garlic, Gooseberries, Jersey Royal Potatoes, Lettuce, Loganberries, Nettles, Onions, Peas, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb (Outdoor), Spring Onions, Strawberries, Radishes, Rocket, Samphire, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Greens, Turnips,...

Loathe as we are to think about Autumn when we've hardly had a Spring, we're turning our thoughts to all things Feast-based. We're busy working out a great programme for the third Lewes OctoberFeast 2012 and would love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved.
John Bayley smiles ruefully and measures out the size of a small banquet with his hands as he talks about his last 'blow-out' carnivorous Christmas, around 15 years ago - coming from the now well-respected vegan cook with his own catering company (Cashew Catering), and the Head Chef at Tilton House, this was clearly a turning-point in his life.
Robin van Creveld (aka Lewes Community Chef) is a familiar face on the Lewes food scene. His bread clubs are going down a storm, his passion is infectious, and his plans for a community bakery have a growing fan-base.
Secret Suppers are all the rage - the concept is simple: for a fixed price and a bottle of wine, people all over the world are sitting down in the homes of strangers to enjoy a lovingly prepared, restaurant-quality dinner.
After the success of our first OctoberFeast, we're back for more (our self-punishment knows no bounds). We're busy planning another exciting programme of events to make up an eclectic mix of foodie entertainment this coming October.
This tempting recipe for Harvest Borekas comes courtesy of Robin van Creveld  

It's ironic that for a market town surrounded by miles of rural farmland, much of Lewes is notoriously short on growing space. Naturally this doesn't stop Lewesians from using every pot, colander and bucket they can scavenge to grow a few tomatoes or courgettes and...