Arts

Telling Stories

  After another excellent Storytelling Festival, I do a bit of Q n A with 18 hours………. How did the Storytelling Festival start? The festival was started in 2011 by the Hastings Old Town Residents Association. It was a huge…
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Food & Drink

Wild Enoki

It is the end of a second consecutive disappointing autumn for fungi; we are now due a good one next year. But there are still a few wild edibles to be found, including the wild ancestor of the cultivated Japanese “Enokitake”. This the relevant entry from my new book…
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Regulars

A Family Business

John Cole Twenty-two year old Alex Bartlett has been in the fish business on and off for more than eight years. Which is pretty amazing for someone who doesn’t particularly like the taste of fish. “As a kid, I couldn’t…
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