Posts Tagged ‘food’

Apple Day

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Apples aren’t the the most glamorous of fruits compared to the papaya or lycee. Is this because it’s a boring fruit, or simply because the supermarkets only sell a fraction of the hundreds of varieties that are out there? Thank heavens for Apple Day, which is every year shines a light on this taken-for-granted fruit and celebrates local varieties. In Rye apples took centre stage for during the farmers market this week – from bobbings to apple pie-making competitions and juice tastings. Sadly the great British weather was a bit of a dampener, but the hard-core fans (sorry for the pun!) turned out to support the Pippin and Cox. Check out the pictures.

Bobbing Boy - don't fall in!

Bobbing Boy - don't fall in!

Tasty to the Core!

Tasty to the Core!

Apple Crisps? What next!

Apple Crisps? What next!

Granny Smith

Granny Smith

Hello from the Blog in Rye!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Hello There

Yep, The George in Rye finally has its own blog. You can expect this to be a place where we report on interesting and unusual things happening in and around Rye, and offer an irreverent take on what’s going on at The George in Rye.

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Ok, first off – in a couple of days Rye will be overrun with scallops for the Rye Bay Scallop Festival.  If you love seafood, this one’s a goodie. Many of the restaurants round town lay on special scallop menus, or if you’re really into your food, look out for the cooking classes. Market Fisheries are running a scellop cutting demonstration for the cheffy ones among you.

Two years ago a journalist came to cover the festival and managed to eat about 20 scallops. If you manage to beat this record, let us know: we salute you.

Scallops be Afeared - the fishin boat's coming to get you!

The festival’s running between 20th – 28th Feb, and you can find out what’s going on at the festival website.