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.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

    Send your Letter to the Editor

    11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

    What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

Our top stories

Adding extra lanes to A34 through Oxfordshire could cost £800m

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 24th November 2014

PLANS to widen the A34 in both directions through Oxfordshire would cost at least £800 million, a new report has revealed.

Philippa first in the queue to meet Sir Terry Wogan at Abingdon book signing

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Monday 24th November 2014

PHILIPPA Randels had met Sir Terry Wogan twice before but that didn’t stop her being at the front of the queue for a third meeting in Abingdon.

Charity salsa dancers really on a roll

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Monday 24th November 2014

AFTER 10 hours of non-stop salsa dancing, Bea Prentiss and her team could have been forgiven for wanting to take a well-earned rest.

Health workers go on strike across Oxfordshire over pay dispute

Oxford Mail:

8:37am Monday 24th November 2014

STAFF at the John Radcliffe are striking this morning in an ongoing row over pay.

Two-week gun amnesty begins in move to reduce firearm crime

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 24th November 2014

GUN owners will be able to hand in their firearms without fear of prosecution for two weeks from today.

Buses delayed due to heavy traffic on the A40

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

8:32am Monday 24th November 2014

Buses are being delayed by heavy congestion this morning.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

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