Charlie Lakin’s Farewell Tour: Googies, Folkestone (July 17)

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Next week Googies will welcome into its kitchen a legend of the Kent culinary scene. Charlie Lakin has been doing fantastic things with Kent produce since he moved down to the southeast from Yorkshire to work at Dunkerley’s in Deal in 2007. From there he moved to The Marquis at Alkham where he’s really made a name for himself. Now he’s made the tough decision to leave The Marquis and Kent behind to pursue a more family oriented life in his wife’s native South Africa. Luckily for us, he is offering the people of Kent a few final chances to sample his handiwork at various venues around the southeast.

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Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Morels and Tomatoes

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This Meatless Monday post was actually made by my aunt, but it was super tasty so I got permission to put it on the blog. My aunt and uncle are mushroom hunters extraordinaire and – lucky for us! – that means we get to delight in the fungus-y spoils of their mushroom hunting trips. This pasta dish starred the morel mushroom which is a blackish brown mushroom shaped like a pine cone. It is an especially meaty mushroom with a really earthy flavor.

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