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September 2016

OctoberFeast: FEAST & Food School

September 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Harvey’s Brewery Back Yard, 4-6 Cliffe High Street
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AH United Kingdom
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FREE

The annual OctoberFeast Street Food FEAST has evolved! Enjoy the iconic riverside venue of Harvey’s Brewery for a day of exceptional street food and drink paired with a series of food masterclasses held in collaboration with Community Chef. Kate Henry of Great British Bake Off…

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Community Chef: Sweet Breads and Schmaltz

September 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£50

A hands-on bakery workshop on traditional Jewish breads and sweet treats. Learn to make: Challah, enriched plaited loaf baked usually baked on the sabbath and for festivals; Pletzels, onion topped flatbread with nigella seeds; Bagels, iconic boiled and baked holy rolls; Hamantashen, poppy seed filled…

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Community Chef: Bread Club Training

September 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£300

Professional three-day bread baking training for aspiring bakers and community champions. This training is hands-on and covers the following modules: How bread works; Everyday yeasted breads, rolls and buns; Enriched and laminated dough; Sourdough; Doughcraft, timing and production systems; Equipment and ingredients. This training will…

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Prejudice Be Damned: Enjoy your Whisk(e)y

September 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Lazzati at Southdown Sports Club, Cockshut Road
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3PR United Kingdom
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£15

Discover whisk(e)ys to enjoy with Mark Ridgwell of Taste and Flavour - Scotches and Bourbons to sip, savour and mix. Tastes that really will change your attitudes and blow away your prejudices, be you young, old, male or female. Learn more of how and why…

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Diversity Lewes Soup Festival

September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2LE United Kingdom
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Fun family festival, a culinary exploration, come eat delicious piping hot soups from around the world prepared by local and talented chefs. There will be cooking demonstrations from the Community Chef and Wishworks puppet show to entertain the children while you eat.

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Lewes Fossil Festival: Iguanodon Restaurant

September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2FG United Kingdom
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FREE

Emerald Ant presents the Iguandon Restaurant street theatre based in a 35ft model dinosaur. It’s 1853, New Year’s Eve in Crystal Palace Park, and preparations are afoot for a sumptuous banquet in a highly unusual venue; inside the concrete mould of an iguanodon. As the…

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Lewes & The Great Fire of London

September 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anne of Cleves House, 52 Southover High St
Lewes, BN7 1JA United Kingdom
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Mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and discover Lewes’ links with the event and diarist, John Evelyn and enjoy Fire of London cakes in the café. All ages welcome.

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WSET: Understanding and Enjoying Wine

September 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Symposium Fine Wine, 32 Lansdown Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JU United Kingdom
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£20

Discover why you like the wines you like at this guided tasting by Mike Best of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). £20 pp. Booking: 01273 478933. More info at www.wsetglobal.com

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The Butcher, The Farmer & The Cook

September 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Riverside, Cliffe High Street
Lewes, BN7 2RE United Kingdom
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£5

Lewes butchers and farmers Maxine and Ivan May of Mays’ Farm Cart, Danny Lidgate (fifth generation butcher), and food writer Hattie Ellis talk about the best cuts for the best meat dishes, how good farming adds flavour and nutrition to meat, how to get the…

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Community Chef: Peaceful Food – Levantine Cookery and Baking

September 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£50

A very special cookery workshop on the food and culture of the Levant – the lands on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea which include Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Learn to make: Manakish, a flatbread topped with zaatar and cheese; Pita, the…

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October 2016

Seven Sisters’ Spices: Teaching Teens to Cook

October 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£40

Are you a teenager keen to learn some essential cookery skills? Or do you have a teenage child who you want to know can feed themselves healthily, affordably and safely once they are living away from home? If so, this Seven Sisters’ Spices one-day course…

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The Hedgewitch & The Cultured Kitchen: Foraged & Fermented Day

October 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Landport Community Centre, Landport Road
Lewes, BN7 2SU United Kingdom
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£30

Join the Hedgewitch and The Cultured Kitchen for a foraging walk along the river Ouse. Enjoy a foraged and fermented lunch followed by a fermentation demonstration until 3.30pm. £30 adults, under 8s free,up to 16s £5. To book call Jane on 07941 131216 or Ana…

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Frank Richards & Sons: An Evening of Pork Butchery and Sausage Making

October 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frank Richards & Sons, 25 Western Road
Lewes, BN7 1RL United Kingdom
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£40

Take home the sausages that you make & buy local free range pork at a discount. Refreshments supplied (incl. Harvey’s) & homemade sausage rolls & scotch eggs. To book call 07703 384222 or email Peter    

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Lewes Labour Party: Food Glorious Food. Why Is What We Eat Political?

October 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix Centre, 26 Malling Street
Lewes, BN7 2RD United Kingdom
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FREE

Join guest speakers, Josh Sutton, author of Food Worth Fighting For and Robin van Creveld, founder of Community Chef, for a discussion about the politics of food. Doors open at 7pm for a tasting of Seven Sisters’ Spices food. All welcome. Disabled access. For more…

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Community Chef: Pan-Indian Cookery Tour

October 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£50

Join us for an interactive culinary journey across India, this workshop is suitable for vegetarians. Learn to make: Idli Sambar, the most popular South Indian breakfast of a steamed rice flour dumpling with peppery lentil soup and coconut chutney; Pav Bhaji, Mumbai’s rich and spicy…

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Lewes Short Story: How to Write Mouthwatering Fiction

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£22

How do we describe taste? What role does food play in fiction? What does the way a character eats say about them? How can we write about food in a way that will make readers’ salivate? This three-hour workshop, for all levels including beginners, puts…

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Frank Richards & Sons: An Evening of Pork Butchery and Sausage Making

October 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frank Richards & Sons, 25 Western Road
Lewes, BN7 1RL United Kingdom
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£40

Take home the sausages that you make & buy local free range pork at a discount. Refreshments supplied (incl. Harvey’s) & homemade sausage rolls & scotch eggs. To book call 07703 384222 or email Peter

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September 2017

Workshop: Sourdough Bread

September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 17 @ 4:30 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£65

Learn the fundamentals of sourdough baking including how to make, maintain and use a sourdough starter, essential dough-craft, and home baking systems. At this workshop you will learn to make 100 percent rye bread with whole grains and sunflower seeds, Sussex batards and boules, sourdough…

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Workshop: Kin Jay – Thai Vegetarian Cookery

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£50

Learn to make classic vegetarian dishes from across Thailand. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to make Phak Chup Peang Thod (mixed vegetable fritters with sweet chilli sauce,) Kaeng Khiao Wan (green curry with coconut, aubergine and sweet potato,) Som Tam Taeng (cucumber and peanut…

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Workshop: Pickles, Chutneys & Spiced Condiments

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Seven Sisters’ Spices, 13 Grange Road
Lewes, United Kingdom
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£50

Bring your glut of home-grown produce along to the Seven Sisters Spices kitchen, make pickles and chutneys, and share the produce with your fellow workshop attendees. Perfect for the season, this workshop is aimed at reducing food waste by capitalizing on quantities of produce, but…

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October 2017

Cookery Leader Training

October 3 @ 10:00 am - October 4 @ 4:00 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£180

Two days of training and mentoring for people who are passionate about good food and want to set up and run cookery clubs and food related community activities.

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North Indian Cookery at Lewes Community Kitchen

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lewes Community Kitchen, 2a Phoenix Works
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE United Kingdom
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£50

A celebration of North Indian cuisine. We’ll cook and bake with traditional ingredients and techniques from Himachal Pradesh & the Punjab and explore the influences that Persian and Mughal empires have left on Indian food. Learn to make Masala chai, Punjabi Samosas, Rajma (Himalayan black…

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