Terre a Terre was the first British restaurant to show that a plant based menu can be as inventive, extraordinary and delicious as its Michelin-starred counterparts that cook with meat and fish.
Now this destination vegetarian, gourmet pleasure dome has announced the arrival of a new head chef – Judith Lang. Judith studied modern history at Oxford and then professional cookery in Sunderland, before moving to Japan for two years, where she travelled and worked to nurture and expand her ideas and experience. We’re excited by the idea of a history loving chef! Who knows where Judith’s love of culinary history might take her in the kitchen, or in her search for authentic new ingredients.
Given Terre a Terre’s celebrated love of global cooking traditions, it is exciting to see that Judith has the confidence, education, worldliness and imagination to take Terre a Terre’s love of world cuisine to new taste frontiers.
Great Food Should Be Evocative of Time and Place
“Food and cooking to me are both inextricably linked to history and stories,” she says. “You can make spicy, pickled cabbage and it can be great, or you can make Kimchi and have a link to Korean tradition spanning back hundreds of years: both are delicious but only one has magic in it. Great food should be evocative of times and places, both known and unknown.”
There are No Limits to What Can Be Achieved in the Kitchen
Judith previously worked at the highly regarded Jesmond Dene House Hotel and the Six Restaurant in Newcastle. Then, she began to work her way slowly down south until she was thoroughly drawn by the revolutionary, confident and colourful cooking at Terre a Terre. And while she is classically trained, she recognises no limits to what can be achieved in the kitchen.
“At Terre à Terre, alongside the long history of excellent food and the huge expectation of the regular customer and newcomer, the most exciting prospect is not being limited by specific geographical cuisine; bringing food from all places and societies together creates both a memorable and celebratory experience.”
For more info or to book a table at Terre a Terre – http://www.terreaterre.co.uk/
Really Wild Times in Nature
How does walking with wolves, full moon meanders and a bumblebee safari capture your passion for nature in all its spellbinding splendour? We thought you would find this exciting! Then get set to fall in love with the opposite of extreme adventure and take a ‘slow’ gentle travel adventure with wildlife journalist, Jini Reddy, inspired by her magical, holistic new travel book – an ode to the British countryside.
So why not join Jini Reddy in Wild Times: Extraordinary Experiences Connecting with Nature in Britain,
Tag along on some of her 26 unusual and unforgettable experiences across the breadth of the countryside. From exploring Yorkshire’s ancient coastal paint palette to rewilding a forest in the Scottish Highlands; from barefoot walks in Wales to wild medicine in the Cotswolds.
Jini says of her first book: “You might call it ‘green travel with soul’. For me it’s about offering a more holistic vision of nature. It’s part-narrative and part-practical guide, so (hopefully) both inspiration and an invitation.”
‘We’re excited to announce the launch of Wild Times: Extraordinary Experiences Connecting with Nature in Britain. We’ve teamed up with Bradt Travel Guides to offer you a special 20% discount on the book. To claim it, purchase the book at http://www.bradtguides.com/wild-times-pb.html and enter code WILD20 at checkout. Offer valid until 31 December 2016.’
Follow Jini on twitter @jini_reddy and look out for the #wildtimes hashtag
Quote of the Day – “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” Robert Louis Stevenson