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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Turkish Delight from 1861, Cross Ash

For our Foodie Feature, we invited our local chefs to contribute their recipes for something delicious – and they haven’t disappointed. Our selection here demonstrates the breadth of local foodie know-how. From a cocktail starter, to brunch, a meat course, a fish course, a vegetarian course, and finishing with a sweet dessert, we’ve got it […]

Roasted Tomato Salad by Matt Gillan

For our Foodie Feature, we invited our local chefs to contribute their recipes for something delicious – and they haven’t disappointed. Our selection here demonstrates the breadth of local foodie know-how. From a cocktail starter, to brunch, a meat course, a fish course, a vegetarian course, and finishing with a sweet dessert, we’ve got it […]

Seared Fillet of Ginger Salmon with greens, crushed potatoes, and brown caper & lemon butter from The Kings Arms

For our Foodie Feature, we invited our local chefs to contribute their recipes for something delicious – and they haven’t disappointed. Our selection here demonstrates the breadth of local foodie know-how. From a cocktail starter, to brunch, a meat course, a fish course, a vegetarian course, and finishing with a sweet dessert, we’ve got it […]

Lamb Roly Poly from Venue 59

For our Foodie Feature, we invited our local chefs to contribute their recipes for something delicious – and they haven’t disappointed. Our selection here demonstrates the breadth of local foodie know-how. From a cocktail starter, to brunch, a meat course, a fish course, a vegetarian course, and finishing with a sweet dessert, we’ve got it […]

William’s King Prawn Martini Cocktail from The Raglan Arms

For our Foodie Feature, we invited our local chefs to contribute their recipes for something delicious – and they haven’t disappointed. Our selection here demonstrates the breadth of local foodie know-how. From a cocktail starter, to brunch, a meat course, a fish course, a vegetarian course, and finishing with a sweet dessert, we’ve got it […]

Trealy Black Pudding Brunch from The Angel Hotel

For our Foodie Feature, we invited our local chefs to contribute their recipes for something delicious – and they haven’t disappointed. Our selection here demonstrates the breadth of local foodie know-how. From a cocktail starter, to brunch, a meat course, a fish course, a vegetarian course, and finishing with a sweet dessert, we’ve got it […]

What have Tyres got to do with Stars?

Michelin Stars: highly coveted awards given to restaurants for food excellence. But how did they start, what do they mean and are they worth taking any notice of? The first Michelin Guide was published way back in 1900 by Andre Michelin, the then co-owner of the Michelin Tyre Company. The aim of the guide was […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Blackberry Walnut Squares

I usually make these delicious squares with frozen raspberries but, after having a clear out of my freezer, I discovered some frozen blackberries from last autumn and thought, “why not?”. They were a great hit with the family, and so with the blackberry season upon us, here is a recipe for you to try out […]

Working together to save the Library

Everyone loves a good book and whilst your local library is a haven for discovering something new to read, it offers so much more besides: computer access, free Wifi, magazines and newspapers to mention a few. But with proposed budget cuts, the future of the local library is under continued threat. A newly formed group […]

Matching Wine & Food

Knowing which wine to drink with which food isn’t that easy – unless you’re an expert in the field. Nowadays, our supermarkets and independent wine merchants have such a wide and varied range available from all over the world, that you can easily find yourself staring at row upon row of wine bottles and having […]