Amanda Woodvine of Didsbury Dinners explains what readers can expect if they take a walk on “the Food Trail.”
Didsbury’s first celebration of local, seasonal food is almost here, with a weekend of food-related activities at seven venues starting on Saturday 22 September. The Food Trail has been organised by community group Didsbury Dinners, who hope to bring the 80 pages of food carbon lowering tips in their Community Cookbook to life.
The Food Trail coincides with Didsbury Dinners’ second birthday, and Harjinder Kaur (BBC TV’s Hairy Bikers) will be headlining the celebrations with a vegan Punjabi cookery demonstration at The Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Road (Sunday 23 September, from 5pm). Baker extraordinaire, Jenny, from Cottage Cupcake Co will be on hand to demonstrate how you can have your vegan chocolate fudge cake and eat it. (And yes, there’ll be free samples.) You can watch a couple of short films charting Didsbury Dinners’ progress since its book was launched at The Albert Club in April 2011, and snap up your copy of the book if you haven’t already. And local musician Hugo Kensdale and his band will round off the festivities with a live set (see picture!)
Elsewhere on the Trail, there will be open doors at Barlow Moor Road and Rutland Avenue Community Gardens, who are hosting tea parties on site. There’ll be the chance to pick blackberries and prepare a veg garden, respectively. Fletcher Moss Community Orchard will play host to a barbecue and live acoustic music, and further along Fletcher Moss Gardens there’ll be an edible mushroom hunt, led by local wild-food expert, Jesper Launder. And if that isn’t enough to whet your whistle, you can join in with one of Abundance Manchester’s apple-picking sessions, or take part in an Indian cookery master class at the Cordon Vert Cookery School (Altrincham).
Please click here to download a copy of the Didsbury Food Trail map and programme, and visit the Didsbury Food Trail page of Didsbury Dinners’ website (or follow @DidsFoodTrail on Twitter) for further details.
Didsbury Dinners wants you as a new recruit
Didsbury Dinners is currently seeking trustees, so if you have a background in business, marketing, finance or law, and fancy a new challenge (while supporting a great community project), please email a copy of your CV, or for more information, drop the team a line. A warm welcome awaits!
Picture:: copyright Ed Sprake