Something to chew on at BITE 2014 with Bower Willis Designs

The V-Zug Comi Steam oven compliments a state-of-the-art kitchen designed by Bower Willis Designs

The V-Zug Comi Steam oven compliments a state-of-the-art kitchen designed by Bower Willis Designs - Credit: Archant

A smörgåsbord of culinary delights will be cooked up in a specially designed kitchen by Bower Willis Designs at BITE 2014.

From February 1-9, the Cotswolds Food Festival - BITE 2014 - will entertain and tantalise foodies with events in over 20 venues across the Cotswolds.

As a key partner in the event, Bower Willis Designs will help transform the Dining Room at The Cotswold House Hotel into the festival’s pop-up masterclass theatre. It will feature a state of the art kitchen designed by Bower Willis Designs, complete with Callerton furniture and V-ZUG appliances.

Masterclasses, such as The Art of Sous Vide with Bibury Court’s head chef, James Graham, will show off chefs’ skills whilst showcasing V-ZUG combi-steam ovens and the benefits of cooking with steam.

V-ZUG appliances feature programmable heat settings to within a degree, and precision timings enable food to retain essential nutrients and flavour.

BITE 2014 combines the comedy of Arabella Weir, a tribute to Fanny and Johnnie Cradock and the chance to meet past MasterChef and Great British Bake Off winners. Other food heroes in attendance include Cyrus Todiwala, Anthony Worrall Thompson, Claire Clark, Eric Lanlard, John Whaite, journalist Matthew Fort and author Annie Rigg.

An Artisan Food Market, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and exceptional chefs from the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force add to the week of food celebration.

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Here’s a delicious way Bower Willis Designs suggest to use up leftover Christmas pudding:

Christmas pudding ice cream (without an ice cream maker)


• 3 egg yolks

• 500ml double cream

• 70g sugar

• 2 vanilla pods

• leftover Christmas pudding


• Scrape out the vanilla seeds by halving the pods lengthways

• In a pan, bring the cream to the boil and then add the vanilla seeds and sugar. Stir until the sugar has fully dissolved

• In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and then slowly combine the hot cream mixture, gently whisking as you go

• Once mixed together, pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a container suitable for the freezer

• Stir in your desired amount of crumbled Christmas pudding and freeze

• Stir every half an hour or so, until the ice cream has reached your preferred consistency


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Bower Willis Designs: Husband and wife, Jeremy and Angela Bower head a team of kitchen and interior designers dedicated to creating innovative and practical kitchens and living spaces. With backgrounds in construction and food, the couple bring together the essential elements for design and installation. Based in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, their showroom demonstrates state of the art equipment together with innovative designs for living.

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