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Citrus takes centre stage at Viennese orangery

18th – 21st May, 2018. 10am – 6pm Great Orangery Schlosspark Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.   Citrus fruits are complex, endlessly fascinating and so useful in the kitchen. Around the world they are a staple ingredient to homecooks and chefs and have botantists asking questions such as: is the kumquat a sister of the orange or […]

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Food & Drink, Recipes, Review, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Starred couple dish up a cheese custard taster

When two London-based chefs heading up a two star Michelin restaurant are welcomed on stage for a cooking demo it’s time to grab a seat; I was there to look and learn.   So it was when husband and wife team Shauna (pictured above) and Mark Froydenlund, joint chef patrons at Marcus Wareing’s flagship restaurant […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, France, italy, Review, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Pasta Limone, family and the Menton Lemon

Pasta making is a family affair in Italy. Secret recipes, sauces, fillings for raviolis are passed down from nonnas (much loved grandmothers) to future generations of home cooks. And for one Italian family in one of the busiest shops in Menton, France this is happening right now. The star of the show is a deliciously […]

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This Colombo chilli doesn’t need ‘just more thing’

So, when you invite a few friends around for a mid-week dinner in the middle of gloomy February, you might expect guests may offer a bottle of wine, a few bottles of beer, some flowers or even a chocolate selection to finish the evening off sweetly. But a tub of crème fraîche? Well, probably not. […]

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About Me, Citrus Notes, Devon, England, Food & Drink, Recipes, Review, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Pineapples, still life and hot houses

Every since explorer Christopher Columbus landed at Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and saw his first pineapple, the fruit has held a spell over cooks, cheese and wine party hosts and the American canning industry. My interest in the knobbly fruit was piqued during a lecture at the Royal Academy art gallery in London, as part […]

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Tom Kerridge and his Pub in the Park are heading to Tunbridge Wells

A brigade of celebrity chefs and musicians are primed to turn picturesque Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells into a feastival of food, drink and great music this summer. Top TV chef Tom Kerridge is bringing his ‘Pub in the Park’ three-day celebration to the town over the weekend of July 6th – 8th, showcasing the very best […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, Review, United Kingdom

Citrus tones at award winning Rajdani

Thousands of motor racing fans descend on the iconic Brands Hatch motor racing circuit in West Kingsdown, Kent in south east England each year to get a fix of adrenaline-filled, ear-busting bike, car and truck racing. Once the season starts, generally around March many of these petrol-heads with the noise of screaming exhausts still ringing […]

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