Welcome to MOCHA

We hope that this will be one of many visits you make to MOCHA’s website. With this in mind it is MOCHA’s intention to encourage and support everyone in their exploration & understanding of food – its past, present & future- throughout the world.


The Americas Kitchen Garden Display 2011

For the third year MOCHA is displaying in the World Garden at Lullingstone, Kent exploring some of the most important food crops to come from North & South America. Take delight in some curious known facts about the foods we eat today and find out what are and how to plant the ‘three sisters’!

To find out the answers, recipe ideas and what we did go to Exhibitions.

Click here to read Tom Hart Dyke’s blog on last year’s chilli display.

During Lullingstone special weekends the MOCHA team will be available to answer questions about the plants covered. Please check the World Garden website for dates and opening times.

If you would like information or have any other questions about MOCHA please contact us or fill in the feedback form on this page.




A Sussex Christmas 1810

MOCHA collaborated with the Weald & Downland Museum Christmas event from 26 Dec 2010 – 1 Jan 2011.

A table was be laid out for Christmas dinner in the Toll Cottage showing the kind of seasonal food which would have been eaten in the late Georgian era. We shared the secret of Frumenty, Sussex Drip Pudding, Lamb’s Wool and Huckle-my-buff. The display was well received and busy throught the opening period.

Hannah Tiplady, Head of Interpretation at the Weald & Downland Museum commented

“You delivered everything we’d discussed and the pleasure that the visitors got from the display and the Toll Cottage contributed hugely to their enjoyment of their visit.  I was able to spend a day and half in the Toll cottage talking to visitors, staff and volunteers and without exception the feedback was positive on a number of levels from the contents of the display to how nice it was to see a the Toll Cottage being shown in a different light.”

For more information on the display please go to Exhibitions.