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    Tonics & Teas

    Date: Sunday, October 21st
    Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    Venue: Ashton Court

    Tonics have long been hailed as remedies for all manner of ailments and illnesses, and for their amazing health benefits. In this 45-minute demo, cook and food writer Rachel de Thample will guide you though fermenting techniques and recipes to make drinks to balance your gut flora, boost your immune system, and feel ready to take on the world. The demo will include tasters of local and seasonally-inspired health-giving tonics, including: orange blossom kombucha, strawberry & rose water kefir, and rhubarb, ginger & chilli shrub.

    Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. She is the author of Less Meat, More Veg (Kyle Books), FIVE (Ebury) and Tonics & Teas (Kyle Books). She has served as Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated and Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole. She lives in Crystal Palace, London, where she has helped set up numerous local food initiatives, including the award-winning Crystal Palace Food Market and the Edible Garden. Rachel currently teaches preserving courses at River Cottage HQ in Devon, runs seasonal Market Table pop-up dinners and writes for The Simple Things.

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