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Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
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Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 08 6:14 pm    Post subject: DS Foodie Weekend 2009: Skills, Suggestions & Requests  Reply with quote    

Now that Christmas is over we're turning our minds to the Downsizer Foodie Weekend in April 2009 (main information link here)

A lot of people have shown interest in attending and a number have already offered their services and skills for demonstrations and workshops. If you think you have a particular skill to offer then please let us know. Or if you think of anything you'd like to see happening there, then let us know about that too and we'll do our best to oblige.

Here's what has been offered so far for demos/workshops:

Dpack
Preparing food on the move
Tasty terrestial invertebrates
Dinner in ten minutes at low tide

Mary-Jane
Fly fishing/casting
Rich, but light Christmas puds

Erikht
Traditional Scandinavian mutton charcuterie

Wildfoodie
Wild food cookery skills

Brownbear & Gervase
Shooting for the pot

Shadiya
Nigerian cooking

Helen M
Medieval, tudor and 17th century cooking

Jamanda
Basic Wine tasting

Minamoo
Swahili/Kenyan food

Jocorless
Vegetarian recipes

Gareth (OH of sally_in_wales)
Cooking bread on an open fire (Indian inspired with a western twist)

Gil
Wine-making
Making preserves [to enter in shows]

Tahir
Indian snacks and pilau

Azura Skye
Raw vegan food

Jonnyboy
Fish and shellfish
Offal for the nervous

Jonnyboy and Sean
Risottos

Cathryn
Cooking with the kids

And here are a few suggestions that have been made for what people would like to see/do/try:

Meat processing-type things
Medieval food
Wine making
Fly fishing
Basketry
Foraging for food
Preserving meat/ fish in a smoking or other styles
Sea-shore foraging
Catching/trapping for the pot
Roast potato challenge
Prepping food without a kitchen
Cooking outdoors, pig roast, barbecue, wood-oven, poiki
How to successfully poach an egg
Sausage prepping and linking

Of course, we'd be very grateful for any general help you could offer for an hour or so as well, such as stints at washing up, assisting the workshops demonstrators, fetching and carrying etc.

Last edited by Mary-Jane on Sun Dec 28, 08 9:35 am; edited 5 times in total

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 08 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We should also add that no-one is under any sort of pressure to contribute skills to this weekend - you can of course just come along and enjoy yourselves!

Please feel free to add your suggestions and contributions here, which I will add to the list, then delete your post so we can keep this thread short, sweet and easy to follow.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Put me down for a washing up stint, and I'll happily be part of a clear-up brigade the day(s) after, seen as we're there for the week following

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35904
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My turn for washing up, too.

I would like to learn about netting rabbits, if BrownBear has the time?

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19830
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

More workshops added to the confirmed list.
Anymore for anymore?

Washer uppers and other helpers list being compiled currently.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll do a workshop on long-netting and drop traps and other types of pest control.

Madame Bear (assisted by self) on preparing the quarry for the table. I thought I'd bring whatever I'd bagged lately (hopefully a deer, some bunnies, maybe a pigeon or two) and she can run through the skinning and butchery process, maybe one or two of her recipes.

I think Sean and Mandy will be demonstrating use of my cold-smoker as well.

Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34918
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
I'll do a workshop on long-netting and drop traps and other types of pest control.

Madame Bear (assisted by self) on preparing the quarry for the table. I thought I'd bring whatever I'd bagged lately (hopefully a deer, some bunnies, maybe a pigeon or two) and she can run through the skinning and butchery process, maybe one or two of her recipes.

I think Sean and Mandy will be demonstrating use of my cold-smoker as well.


Gosh are we? OK then - as long as we get in in advance enough to have a good play.

bagpuss



Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 10507
Location: cambridge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can do general washing up, food prep etc

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
I'll do a workshop on long-netting and drop traps and other types of pest control.

Madame Bear (assisted by self) on preparing the quarry for the table. I thought I'd bring whatever I'd bagged lately (hopefully a deer, some bunnies, maybe a pigeon or two) and she can run through the skinning and butchery process, maybe one or two of her recipes.

I think Sean and Mandy will be demonstrating use of my cold-smoker as well.


Gosh are we? OK then - as long as we get in in advance enough to have a good play.


Aren't you? I thought you said you wanted to take it to Mullacott. Oh well, it's up to you. Be ready by the start of Feb, then it's just a matter of getting it to you.

cir3ngirl



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 4830
Location: Cirencester
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll do what I'm told within reason

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
I'll do a workshop on long-netting and drop traps and other types of pest control.

Madame Bear (assisted by self) on preparing the quarry for the table. I thought I'd bring whatever I'd bagged lately (hopefully a deer, some bunnies, maybe a pigeon or two) and she can run through the skinning and butchery process, maybe one or two of her recipes.

I think Sean and Mandy will be demonstrating use of my cold-smoker as well.


Some venison recipes ...


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Barefoot Andrew
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Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 22780
Location: In the 17th century
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I shall be doing my best to get some decent food and food prep pics that we can use on the DS website. All other photographers invited to do like wise

A.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are there any videographers? I'd quite like to do a long-netting demo that could go online.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35904
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Madame Bear (assisted by self) on preparing the quarry for the table. I thought I'd bring whatever I'd bagged lately (hopefully a deer, some bunnies, maybe a pigeon or two) and she can run through the skinning and butchery process, maybe one or two of her recipes.


Is Pricey coming? Because he could do some Bunny Puppeteering, too

Barefoot Andrew
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 22780
Location: In the 17th century
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 09 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Are there any videographers? I'd quite like to do a long-netting demo that could go online.


Not sure about "proper" video, but mobile gadgets like Fiddlesticks Tim's iphone can do web-friendly video snippets.

A.

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