Lucinda Bevan is a nutritional therapist with a keen interest in the brain. She runs lively and informative nutritional cookery demonstrations from her home in Marlborough.
As a nutritionist, the real difference with Lucinda’s approach is that she understands the link between eating well and feeling good.
“Some people come to learn recipes that will help them with depression or anxiety whilst others may have seen ingredients in the shops in the “healthy eating” aisle, such as spelt, quinoa or buckwheat but they don’t know what to do with them. Quinoa can end up as revolting mess or wonderfully delicious depending on how it’s cooked. I show how to do it well.”
She invites up to 8 guests to gather around the table in her bright and spacious kitchen, for a two-hour demonstration, which includes 6 or 7 recipes. While she is cooking she explains about the ingredients and the benefits for a healthy lifestyle.
“People come to learn something new and they leave with a set of recipes as well as the confidence to try them out. They all comment on how friendly and sociable these events are and at the end, they taste the food – it always disappears very quickly!”
Marlborough is a great spot; I can set off into the countryside in one direction or head into Marlborough High Street and enjoy a cappuccino.
Wiltshire is blessed with numerous walks all very local to Marlborough. You can choose from downland to woodland, wonderful forests, canal paths and country lanes. I choose my walk according to the weather and often don't see a soul.
Marlborough is always bustling at any time of year. There are markets, fairs, sales, great shops and much more. Even on a rainy day in February you can guarantee to be cheered up by grabbing a delicious cup of coffee at Moran's or browsing the shops.
We are spoilt for choice in Marlborough and the surrounding area. Wonderful classical concerts are held regularly in the town. The Jazz festival in July is always packed full of great musicians, old favourites such as Georgie Fame are regulars. The King's Arms at All Cannings hold a great rock against cancer festival in May.