Pick of the week

Dominic from The Rusty Bicycle, Oxford on how pubs can revitalise communities

A big fan of The Landmark Trust properties, I was excited to find a pub company, aptly named The Dodo Pub Company, that rescued old,…
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An ice cream icing cake cut with rascally raspberries

I had to make a birthday cake with terrific WoW! factor for a terrific Frenchman, and I conceived of something red, white, and blue. Inspiration…
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Recipes and menus for August

Saucy Dressings aims to complete this post – four weeks’ menus and recipes, plus a few spare by the end of 2020. Every year an…
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enjoy a special evening in with very little effort

impress your friends and seduce your lover with restaurant meals you can quickly finish off at home…they will never know…

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Latest in Recipes

An ice cream icing cake cut with rascally raspberries

I had to make a birthday cake with terrific WoW! factor for a terrific Frenchman, and I conceived of something red, white, and blue. Inspiration…
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Crab and avocado omelette with spring onions

One of the great treats I learnt to savour more than ever when I was staying in Devon (see Food in Devon) was crab. What…
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Baked bean and frankfurter hotpot

This dish is a real favourite. It’s stood the test of time, remaining popular as children morph into adults – it goes down well with…
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Latest in August

Recipes and menus for August

Saucy Dressings aims to complete this post – four weeks’ menus and recipes, plus a few spare by the end of 2020. Every year an…
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Music To Cook to in August – sea, sun, travels and just lazing around

For recipes and menu suggestions in August click here, but it’s important to have some good music to cook by too. Music to cook by…
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What Food is in Season in August?

Food in season in August agretti aka barba di frate biancoli, fioretto, sweet sprouting cauliflower aubergine beans (French) blackberries blackcurrants celery cod coley coriander cucumber…
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Latest in Drinks

Black Dragon on Fire – a lockdown cocktail invention inspired by Vikings

Many things have been invented in lockdown, but the invention I am most proud of is the the Black Dragon on Fire. Encouraged to come…
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How to make sugar syrup for cocktails; and some creative herbs to infuse it with

You will, at some stage or other, need to make sugar syrup to use in cocktails. Don’t be tempted to use liquid honey because it…
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Pete Thompson on creating the first home-grown British-made baijiu for the Year of the Rat

Pete Thompson is a third-generation farmer who has had to adapt with the times and has taken a very inventive path. Taking the plunge initially…
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Latest in Experts

How does Raymond Blanc run his own vegetable garden at Le Manoir, Oxfordshire?

A trip to Oxford was not going to be complete for me without a visit to Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons hotel. However, one…
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Visiting Paddy and Steph Bourn on the legendary Cacklebean egg farm, Oxfordshire

Cacklebean eggs are the stuff of legend. I first heard of them then around a year ago when I was visiting Wild Thyme in Chipping…
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Dominic from The Rusty Bicycle, Oxford on how pubs can revitalise communities

A big fan of The Landmark Trust properties, I was excited to find a pub company, aptly named The Dodo Pub Company, that rescued old,…
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Latest in Sustainable Food

How does Raymond Blanc run his own vegetable garden at Le Manoir, Oxfordshire?

A trip to Oxford was not going to be complete for me without a visit to Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons hotel. However, one…
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30 easy ways to join the Food Revolution – Ollie Hunter

Sustainability is so often made super complex to the extent that it becomes almost unintelligible and can seem completely unachievable. Ollie Hunter’s new book 30…
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Neil Fraser on creating vegan pies and surviving lockdown

I came across Neil Fraser of FNK Pies in the Hampshire Farmers Market recently and was struck by the originality of his vegan pie fillings.…
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Latest in Food Safety & Legislation

How will COVID-19 affect the hospitality industry?

Coronavirus has hit the hospitality industry hard, like some great walloping from an unseen weapon. Outside everything seems normal. The birds sing; the clouds traverse…
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Reducing vs Recycling – Which is Better?

Reducing, reusing, recycling – these words are often easier said than done. According to WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme): The world’s annual consumption of…
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Sustainable fishing – what to ask and how to use the MCS guide

I’ve already discussed the sustainability emergency, as well as whether it’s possible to get sustainable eel. Now I want to look at sustainable fishing: how to…
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