Join the celebrations for Bastille Day on July 14 as French family-run artisan bakery PAUL on Oxford's High Street offers free freshly-baked croissants to customers wearing blue and white stripes who declare ‘Bonjour PAUL’ at the till (takeaway only).

The shop and cafe at Stratton Audley Barn near Bicester, normally only open during Christmas, is now open all year round except Monday's. Mark Eastman has also started making his own Italian style Gelato Ice cream to sell there all made from locally sourced ingredients.

Daylesford in Kingham is hosting three separate Pick Your Own days at the farm on 25 June/2 July/9 July. Items will be priced per kilo and include salad leaves, courgettes, herbs, tomatoes as well strawberries.

Then on Friday 29 July – Sunday 31 July celebrated food writer and chef Nina Parker will be co-hosting a weekend with Daylesford’s Cookery School. The weekend will include delicious Mediterranean inspired, seasonal food and inspiring cookery demonstrations.

The next TVC Food Experience on Wednesday July 20 will be hosted by the fabulous guys from Etch (winners of Masterchef: The Professionals in 2013). The guest chefs will serve an interactive seasonal 6 course tasting menu inspired by fantastic Sussex produce. Tickets now available at

Sudbury House is hosting an Afternoon Tea Garden Party in support of the NSPCC Childline 30th Anniversary on Saturday July 16, priced at £ 35 per person.

The informal afternoon tea in the new grounds of Sudbury House includes with talks from garden expert Sir Roddy Llewellyn

and our very own Masterchef finalist Nick Bennett. Nick and Roddy will introduce you to ways of growing and cooking

with flowers from your garden whilst you enjoy your tea and support a very worthwhile cause. Tickets on 01367 241272.

The Oxford Wine Festival on September 9-10 at The Oxford Union is very excited to announce that Amelia Singer from ITV's The Wine Show will be hosting a Food and Wine Pairing on the Friday evening at the festival this year in an interactive masterclass, guiding you through different food flavour profiles, each matched with a specially selected wine. You'll also learn how to taste wines and understand your palette and preferences, so you can be confident that all future wine purchases will be the perfect match! This is going to be a very popular tasting, so make sure you reserve your places!