Ep25 - Gooseberries and Gooseberry Gumbo at Jimmy's Festival on Jimmy's Farm

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Notes:
0 - 1.00:
intros
1.00 - 9.35:
Gooseberry history, etymology, pairings, Egton Bridge Gooseberry and world’s biggest gooseberry, banned in the USA, Enclosures Act
9.35 - 14.20
Still life paintings by Dutch artist Adriaen Coorte, landscape painting by British artist Isabel Naftel, contemporary painting by Indigenous Australian artist Kerry Madawyn McCarthy
14.20-16.30
Intro to Jimmy’s Festival
16.30 - 23.30
Snippets from my food demo at Jimmy’s Festival hosted by Joe Hurd (Instagram) & Hardeep Singh Kohli (Instagram)
23.30 - 25.11
Closing, thanks & cheesy jingle

Pics of Paintings, Festival & Recipes below:

I was thrilled to be invited to do a demonstration at the 2018 Jimmy's Festival in Ipswich at Jimmy's Farm. At Jimmy's Farm all year round you will find a working farm, wildlife park, adventure play, shops, gardens, a restaurant, a farm shop and butchery. For Jimmy's Festival, it's all of the above and amped up some more for their annual celebration of music & food on the Farm on 21st & 22nd July, 2018! My food demo was hosted by TV Presenter Joe Hurd who did such a fabulous job all festival and Hardeep Singh Kohli who was also giving one of his brilliant food demonstrations.

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More on the festival in a bit, for now here are some of the images relating to the history and art of gooseberries from of the podcast.

 
 The 1658 cookbook 'The Compleat Cook, Expertly Prescribing The Most Ready Wayes, Whether Italian, Spanish Or French, For Dressing Of Flesh And Fish, Ordering Of Sauces Or Making Of Pastry’  compiled by ‘WM'

The 1658 cookbook 'The Compleat Cook, Expertly Prescribing The Most Ready Wayes, Whether Italian, Spanish Or French, For Dressing Of Flesh And Fish, Ordering Of Sauces Or Making Of Pastry’
compiled by ‘WM'

 
 Bryan Nellist of the  Egton Bridge Gooseberry Society  with his world record heaviest gooseberry won in 2009, weighing in at 35 drams or roughly 62 grams.

Bryan Nellist of the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Society with his world record heaviest gooseberry won in 2009, weighing in at 35 drams or roughly 62 grams.

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 English Spray of Gooseberries on a Stone Plinth, 1700 Dutch artist Adriaen Coorte (ca. 1665 – after 1707)

English Spray of Gooseberries on a Stone Plinth, 1700
Dutch artist Adriaen Coorte (ca. 1665 – after 1707)

 Still Life with Asparagus, a Spray of Gooseberries,  A Bowl of Strawberries and Other Fruit in Niche, 1703 Dutch artist Adriaen Coorte (ca. 1665 – after 1707)

Still Life with Asparagus, a Spray of Gooseberries,
A Bowl of Strawberries and Other Fruit in Niche, 1703
Dutch artist Adriaen Coorte (ca. 1665 – after 1707)

 The Old Gooseberry Garden, 1882  Isabel Naftel

The Old Gooseberry Garden, 1882
Isabel Naftel

 Gooseberries Madawyn McCarthy (1975 - present)  follow her on Instagram: Madawyn McCarthy

Gooseberries
Madawyn McCarthy (1975 - present)
follow her on Instagram: Madawyn McCarthy

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Gooseberry Gumbo
500 g gooseberries* - topped and tailed
1  oranges - retain the zest and juice
2  lemon - retain the zest and juice
250g   sugar
100g     sultanas - roughly chopped
100g     walnut - roughly chopped
*all of the above can be adjusted to taste
*or plums can be substituted for gooseberries

Instructions
1. Put the gooseberries, citrus rinds and juices, sugar, walnuts and sultanas in a heavy pan.

2. Cook on medium-high heat for about 30 min or until the mixture is thick and the gooseberries are cooked and soft.

3. Continue simmering for another 10 minutes until the mixture is very thick.

4. Place in sterilised jars and lid.

5. Will keep for 6 months, best eaten within 3 months.

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