Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, italy, Recipes, Spain, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Oranges, stars and the Golden Valley of Mallorca

Majorca also spelt Mallorca, as in Catalan and Spanish is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, is covered with delightful citrus groves full of lemon and orange trees. With a lovely climate throughout the year and beautiful views everywhere you look, the island is a popular holiday spot where tourists slake thirst with juicy […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, India, Recipes, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Chef Bindu Patel living the spice life

Live life with more spice, says Bindu Patel on her Twitter profile (@ChefBee1120), and who could argue with that. Bindu works in the Michelin starred restaurant Gymkhana in Mayfair, London. Here, she shares her story with The Lemon Grove and some her recipes, all flavoured with a good squeeze of citrus! What’s it like to […]

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Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Summer menu excites at Hotel du Vin

Taking your taste buds into new, exciting, surprising places where your expectations are met and hopefully surpassed is essential when dining out. Menu choices should be exciting, teasing and desirable – making a choice from a list of ‘must haves’ should be a fun challenge. So it was at Hotel du Vin, the popular hotel […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places

BLOOD ORANGES Squeezing out the magic

  Slicing open an orange to reveal its bloody flesh is a pleasure reserved for the cold, dark wet months of January and early February, in the UK anyway. The arrival of the blood oranges from the groves dotted around the Mediterranean and increasingly Florida and California sparks a flurry of cooks washing out their […]

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Food & Drink, italy, Parma, What's Happening

Getting the right balance for a Prosciutto pairing

The saltiness of dry-cured prosciutto ham sourced from around the northern Italian city of Parma matches best with a confident wine, not red or too bold, but one that is comfortable in its own skin. The landscape around the city and centre of prosciutto production is thick with the twists and turns of vineyards growing […]

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Food & Drink, italy, Parma, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Sea breeze blows flavour into Parma ham

Fragrant air breezing up from the Tuscany and the northern pine forests of northern Italy mix with the warmth of southerly Mediteranean Sea winds to create perfect conditions for making the world famous Parma Ham. It’s here, around the beautiful city of Parma, lying amidst the fertile farmlands between the Apennine Mountains and the Po […]

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Food & Drink, italy, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

South London gets a taste of Italian flavours

Buffalo mozzarella balls stuffed with black olives vie for attention with piles of freshly baked focaccia and pizza steaming hot fetched out of a huge clay oven in a huge, sprawling Italian food market and community hub in one of London’s more edgier neighbourhoods south of the river Thames. The brainchild of economist, committed dreamer […]

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Devon, England, Food & Drink, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Deer Park offers a spiffing time

Just a few miles outside the pretty town of Honiton, east Devon and several hundred yards along a country drive lies Deer Park Country House Hotel. Newly refurbished and oozing old world charm, Deer Park has staked its claim as a go to destination in the England’s west country. Sweeping up the drive and just […]

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Food & Drink, Travel & Places, United Kingdom

Artisan gin tasting with the Sussex Wine School

Google ‘gin’ and you’ll be swamped with new tastes, flavours, bottle shapes and packaging and stories of how a new generation of gin makers came to develop their particular recipe. The drink is enjoying a renaissance with new distilleries, not unlike those seen in the gin alleys of London of the 17th and 18th centuries, […]

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