To celebrate Roger Saul's brilliant new cookbook, 'Spelt,' renowned chef and guest contributor Mark Hix is cooking a three course spelt feast at Kilver Court on 5 June.
The feast held in the Secret Gardens of the discounted fashion outlet will be based around the ancient wheat grown at Saul's Somerset base, Sharpham Park. Hix's menu sounds like heaven - De Beauvoir 'Hix cure' smoked salmon with spelt bread, pearled spelt cooked in ink with cuttlefish and sea aster, rump of West Country lamb with asparagus, wild mushrooms and a spelt drop scone.
'Spelt' features delicious recipes from Moroccan lamb 'speltotto' to raspberry cake and spelt cookies, proof that opting for this healthier grain does not mean any compromise to taste. In fact, the opposite is true.
The Roman knew spelt as their 'marching grain' because of its high energy content. It's also easier to digest and higher in protein and many other nutrients than standard wheat.
The feast night includes a drinks reception, live music and a delicious three course menu. Tickets are £50 more info here