Increasingly, Norfolk is a gastro-county, a beneficiary of the current British obsession with food. It is arable land, and among the crops that have been grown here for centuries is high-quality malting barley. This has led to beer. A group of independent breweries and microbreweries in East Anglia (which includes Norfolk, Suffolk, and parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire) banded together in 2002 to form the East Anglian Brewers cooperative, which, among other things, publishes a map that lays out a great self-guided artisanal beer tour. See www.eastanglianbrewers.com for more details. As for restaurants, gastropubs are well represented, and it seems that every small Norfolk town or village these days harbors enough epicurean sophisticates to support a local culinary hot spot.