Get ready for fine food to rock town

Harcourt Cooze cooks with the help of Mark Hix

Harcourt Cooze cooks with the help of Mark Hix

First published in Taste Recipes Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Get your rocks on for a feast this autumn.

Following the success of last year’s Food Rocks, which raised more than £3,000 for the Lyme Regis Lifeboat, organisers have decided to do it all again.

The festival will be held on September 6 and 7 with more food stands and more new faces.

There will be cookery demonstrations from Mark Hix, Mitch Tonks, Jack Stein, Richard Berinet and Rose Prince amongst others.

The Malthouse at the Townmill will host talks and tastings including how chocolate goes from bean to bar, how to forage for your dinner and how to smoke and cure your own food at home with River Cottage’s Steve Lamb.

There will also be a host of hand-picked local producers selling their wares in the Marine Parade Shelters and on the roof of the Amusement Arcade.

And the best part? The festival is free.

The festival will also host the Guitars on the Beach event which will see guitarists attempt to set the record for Britain’s Biggest Band, fronted by Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan.

The festival will run from 10am-4pm on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7.

It will raise funds for the RNLI and Fishermen’s Mission. For  more information, visit foodrocks.co.uk

SATURDAY
11am - 11.40am: Mitch Tonks, <&bh"http://www.therockfish.co.uk/">Rockfish <&eh>and The <&bh"http://www.theseahorserestaurant.co.uk/">Seahorse<&eh>: Fish and Seafood. Mitch Tonks has award-winning restaurants in Dartmouth, Bristol and Plymouth and Torquay. He is a self-taught chef who has written five books with the latest, Fish Easy, published April 2012.
Noon - 12.40pm: James Golding, The <&bh"http://www.foodrocks.co.uk/schedule/www.thepighotel.com/hotel-in-the-new-forest">Pig<&eh>: Wild and Foraged food
1pm - 1.40pm: Gill Meller,<&bh"http://www.rivercottage.net/"> River Cottage<&eh>
2pm - 2.40pm: Rose Prince, The <&bh"http://www.roseprince.co.uk/the-pocket-bakery/">Pocket Bakery<&eh>
3pm - 3.40pm: Phil Frampton, <&bh"http://www.framptonsofbridport.co.uk/">Frampton’s Butcher<&eh>, Bridport with Mark Hix: Nose to Tail eating
5pm: Guitars on the Beach – world record breaker – have you <&bh"http://www.guitarsonthebeach.co.uk/">registered <&eh>yet?

SUNDAY
11am - 11.40am: Richard Bertinet, <&bh"http://www.bertinet.com/bertinetbakery/">Bertinet Bakery<&eh>, Bath: Bakery
Noon - 12.40pm: Steve Terry, <&bh"http://www.thehardwick.co.uk/">The Hardwick<&eh>
1pm - 1.40pm: Christine McFadden, <&bh"http://www.thedorsetfoodie.co.uk/">The Dorset Foodie<&eh> Cookery School: How to cook with pepper
2pm - 2.40pm: Jack Stein, <&bh"http://www.rickstein.com/">The Seafood Restaurant<&eh>, Padstow: Fish and Seafood
3pm - 3.40pm: Nick Strangeway, world-famous mixologist, <&bh"http://www.strangehill.co.uk/">Strangehill<&eh>: Cocktail masterclass
4pm - 4.30pm<&bh"http://www.hixacademy.co.uk/">: Hix Academy<&eh> Award:  Finalists from Weymouth College battle it out to be Chef of the Year at Food Rocks

TALKS AND TASTINGS – THE MALTHOUSE,TOWNMILL, LYME REGIS

SATURDAY
11am - 11.30am: Justin Tunstall, <&bh"http://www.townmillcheese.co.uk/">Town Mill Cheesemonger<&eh>: British Cheese
11.45 - 12.15pm: Richard Surtees, <&bh"http://www.townmillbrewery.com/">Town Mill Brewery<&eh>: Beer and Food pairing
12.30pm - 1pm: Si Bennett, The <&bh"http://www.wetfishshop.com/">Old Watch House<&eh> Fishmonger: How to dress a crab
1.15pm - 1.45pm: Garry Eveleigh, <&bh"http://www.thepighotel.com/">The Pig’s<&eh> Forager: Foraging
2pm - 2.30pm: Steve Lamb, <&bh"http://www.rivercottage.net/">The River Cottage<&eh>: Smoking and curing at home
5pm: Guitars on the Beach – world record breaker – have you <&bh"http://www.gotb.co.uk/">registered <&eh>yet?

SUNDAY
11am - 11.30am: Nigel Bloxham,<&bh"http://www.crabhousecafe.co.uk/"> Crab House Cafe<&eh>, Wyke Regis: Oysters of the British Isles
Noon - 12.30pm: Philip Tanwell,<&bh"http://www.cornishseasalt.co.uk/"> Cornish Sea Salt<&eh>: Cornish Sea Salt
12.45pm - 1.30pm<&bh"http://www.cominsteahouse.co.uk/tea-house">: Comins <&eh>Tea House
1.45pm - 2.15pm<&bh"http://janislane.wordpress.com/page/3/">: Jan Lane<&eh>, author of Meet the Ecosaurs: Children from Lyme Regis making Jurassic Layer Cake
2.30pm - 3pm<&bh"http://www.langhamwine.co.uk/">: Langham Wines<&eh>: Talk and tasting on British wine
3.15pm - 3.45pm<&bh"http://www.chococo.co.uk/">: Chococo<&eh> chocolate: Bean to Bar talk and tasting

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