* THE Field Kitchen is relaunching for summer, with the first event of the season taking place on Friday at Hogacre Common. Founding chef Rupert Whitaker is very keen to showcase the produce of his favourite months of the year, as well as his latest culinary influences from traveling through Italy, Greece and France. His outdoor pop-up restaurants will take place every Friday from now until August 16 – bookings for this month can be made on the Field Kitchen website at thefieldkitchenoxford.com or by calling 07854809479.

* Oxfordshire’s quirkiest luxury hotel, The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton, will be hosting its annual garden party on June 29. It’s to be a festival of music, entertainment and an all-day banquet that includes spit roasted Gloucestershire Old Spot pork, reared at The Crazy Bear Farm, and an abundant selection of summer salads and side dishes. In the evening, guests will witness a huge fireworks display to finish off proceedings with a bang. Also on site will be a delicious selection of farm produce made on location – it doesn’t get any fresher than that. Find out more about the garden party at crazybeargroup.co.uk.

* With Father’s Day coming up, Loch Fyne in Walton Street is cooking up a fishy feast to help you spoil your dad on June 16. They’re showing off a seafood-packed menu that will be appreciated by all dads, as well as a specials menu that includes a complimentary glass of prosecco or a bottle of Old Golden Hen beer for those dining after 6pm. To find out more about what’s on offer, or to make your reservation, check out lochfynerestaurants.com or call 01865 292510.

* A year-long project is being launched this month by Kingham-based Blur bassist, foodie and father-of-five, Alex James. Alongside Pizza Express and the Children’s Food Trust, he hopes to inspire a million kids to get in the kitchen.

There are three easy ways to get involved. Firstly, by ordering a Fiorentina pizza next time you’re at Pizza Express, you can ensure that 25p will go to the Children’s Food Trust.

Secondly, parents and their kids can tell primary school teachers about Pizza Express’ free School Visits, where children can learn about using fresh ingredients and how to make a yummy pizza. Finally, you can get online for a series of social media competitons run by Pizza Express and help to spread the word via the hashtag #GettingKidsCooking. Start off by finding out more at pizzaexpressnews.com /getting-kids-cooking