The British Larder Is Taking Roots
Exciting news! Mr P and I are delighted to announce that we will very soon be the proud landlords of the Cherry Tree, Bromeswell, Woodbridge in Suffolk, to make the British Larder a real, living entity!
Following the success of the British Larder website, we have decided to take the next step and give the concept a spiritual and physical home. As Mr P puts it, “This will be a place to taste and touch what you see on the British Larder website.”
We have wonderful and far-reaching plans for the new restaurant, which will be christened the British Larder, Suffolk. In the first instance we will make the place look pretty with all the necessary British Larder paraphernalia, such as jars of cookies and baskets of bread, as well as some new furnishings to make the place look and feel more like home!
Why Suffolk? Well, it was love at first sight and, after several conversations with Polly and Tim from Food Safari, we decided it’s the place where we would like to grow old together. This captivating corner of England has so much to offer, not least fantastic local suppliers offering superb food from land and sea.
The idea is that the British Larder Suffolk will be all about being local, and we will be using local farms and producers to source our ingredients so that the fantastic food which ends up on your plate didn’t travel very far to get there!
The website will continue to develop, with more mouth-watering recipes, along with reminiscences about my career in cooking. Unfortunately, we won’t initially have a kitchen garden for the meantime, but we will be making the most of the wonderful wild produce around us.
The story of our relationship with food has a romantic flavour. We met in the kitchen and spent several years working together as professional chefs. Having subsequently worked for different companies, we had a yearning to cook together again. We make a great team, sharing a passion for high quality food, yet having different approaches and attitudes which complement each other perfectly. We’ve also collected just about every kitchen gadget known to man and are running out of space in our house!
Running our own establishment is an exciting but daunting prospect. However, we’re both totally committed and look forward to turning that commitment into success. Here’s to the future of the British Larder Suffolk!