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Army Chef Is Cooking Up A Dragon’s Sausage at Surrey County Show

Published on: 20 May, 2013
Updated on: 25 May, 2013

A top chef with the army will be cooking up a dragon’s sausage – a spicy scotch egg, and a curly sausage savoury tarte tatin – at the Surrey County Show this coming bank holiday Monday, May 27.

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Food demonstration at the Surrey County Show.

Rob Kennedy, 37, executive chef at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, is the winner of a Craft Guild of Chef’s award.

Whether or not he knows of this newsy dragon, he will be passing on valuable cooking tips as he knows a thing or two about tight budgets and quality nutrition.

He designed a menu to support 950 cadets’ calorific needs during their different levels of training within the strict budget of £5 per day for three meals.

Rob will be working with the Great British Sausage, sourced locally by Aldershot butcher Paul Turner of TV’s Dragons’ Den fame. The Alf Turner range of quality sausages, named after his grandfather, include Best of British and Hair of the Hog.

The food and local link continues: two tutors from the Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Woking will be demonstrating one of the college’s favourite desserts called blackcurrant delice served with passionfruit and lime sherbet macaron and passion fruit marshmallow.

Claire Alexander-Brown is a senior tutor and Alex Brady worked at Le Gavroche under the watchful eye of Michel Roux Jnr prior to joining the college teaching staff in 2009.

Fernando Stovell from Stovells restaurant in Chobham will be fusing the traditional with the new school of scientific cuisine known as molecular gastronomy. What’s that all about? Well – Fernando describes it as using natural ingredients in a smart way, such as poaching an egg in its shell in a water bath at a sustained temperature for two hours rather than risking it loose in a saucepan of boiling water at a fluctuating heat.

Drake’s restaurant at Ripley will also be there, along with Imbham’s Farm Granary from Haslemere and Michaela Edge from Mickleham who makes Norbury Blue and Dirty Vicar cheese.

So lots for foodies to get their tastebuds going. And of course wonderful farm produce will be available to buy in the County Show Farmers’ Market.

Heavily discounted tickets are already available online at Adults £12.50 (£16 on show day); seniors £9.50 (£12); children aged five to 16 £5.50 (£6) and families £32.50 (£38).

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