Pub chef cooks up a treat with local food

Wallingford chef Matthew Cockman cooks with Mark Powell’s produce from Ash Trees Farm at Benson

Wallingford chef Matthew Cockman cooks with Mark Powell’s produce from Ash Trees Farm at Benson

First published in News

MATTHEW Cockman cooked up a storm at Wallingford Local Producer’s Market on Saturday as he promoted local food and suppliers.

The chef at the town’s Partridge Inn rustled up a frittata made from local ingredients, including organic vegetables from Ash Trees Farm at Benson.

He said: “I wanted to promote everything that goes with local food and look at seasonal vegetables.

“I cut up some nice onions, peppers and courgettes and some cheese and eggs and cooked them in the oven for a bit.

“Over the last few weeks when the weather was so warm the courgettes were growing almost overnight and we have been doing everything we can to use them.

“We have so much great local food, why would you spend money on things from another country when you can get so much great produce right here?”

Mr Cockman, 26, also showed off his knife skills and gave tips to visitors.

He said: “Some people who were there wanted to purchase a set of new knives so I was able to help them out with that.

“It was nice to be able to do that sort of thing as well as promoting local food.”

Our top stories

Nick Clegg launches Lib Dem election campaign in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

1:19pm Sunday 29th March 2015

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Abingdon this afternoon to launch the Liberal Democrats' campaign for the General Election.

Organisers praise dedication of OX5 runners who braved the elements

Oxford Mail:

12:58pm Sunday 29th March 2015

HUNDEREDS of people lined the gardens of Blenheim Palace on a wet and windy Sunday to cheer on the runners of today's OX5 Run.

Low power reported in Cumnor and Marcham

Oxford Mail: light bulb with power lines

12:14pm Sunday 29th March 2015

PEOPLE have been left with reduced electricity this afternoon after power problems hit Cumnor and Marcham.

Ukip opens first Oxfordshire office in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

11:34am Sunday 29th March 2015

THE UK Independence Party (UKIP) opened its first Oxfordshire office in Abingdon this morning.

Rail delays between Didcot and Reading reported

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

11:17am Sunday 29th March 2015

DELAYS of up to 25 minutes are being experienced by rail passengers travelling between Didcot Parkway and Reading this morning.

UPDATED: Man charged with 19 crimes against 10 people appears in court after slavery raids

Oxford Mail:

8:14am Saturday 28th March 2015

A 44-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court this morning charged with 19 offences against 10 people following Thursday's anti-slavery raids.

 

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree