Spicing up festival

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RYE’S week long food festival Wild Boar Week is set to take place at restaurants and venues around the town from October 26 - November 3.

It promises to be bigger and better than last year’s successful event.

And this year the Rye Spice Co Ltd have embraced Wild Boar Week and applied their impressive knowledge of herbs and spices to bring two special new products to the event; Wild Boar Seasoning and Wild Boar Rub.

“To start off, I put sage and onion together which is commonly used to season pork” explains Glenn Hollands, co-owner of the Rye Spice Co. Ltd. “Wild Boar has a stronger taste, however, so I added cracked black pepper and smoked paprika to bring out the game flavour. Finally I added pink peppercorns which are slightly sweeter to set the mix off.”

Both of these new products are a fantastic accompaniment to wild Boar, or pork for that matter, and can be purchased directly from the Rye Spice Co. Ltd in Rye Harbour. Samples are available for restaurants taking part in Wild Boar Week.

“This is just one of the excellent ways in which the town is engaging with the food event this year.” says organiser Oliver Campion, “We’ve also had fantastic input from the Old Dairy Brewery, at Rolvenden and Biddenden Vineyards.

“We are looking forward to some imaginative extras and events and it’s already looking certain that there will be many more restaurants taking part.”