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

Bergamot and cucumber combine to refresh gin and summer

When four young friends fresh from a couple of years international travelling as digital nomads settled down in a small town in the south of England they found the UK in the midst of a gin frenzy, with hundreds of new varieties on offer. From hand bottled, small batch offerings such as the citrusy Sacred […]

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

Salcombe Brewery infuses history with a slice of citrus

Catch the light on the right day and the south Devon, England port of Salcombe could double for a town hugging a coastline in the Caribbean. Vivid blue and green seas, soft yellow sand and wind battered trees leading up to whitewashed houses create an atmosphere of beach life. Indeed, the relationship between south Devon […]

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Mead modernised by Marourde

Taking a generous sip of chilled Marourde craft Blue Label mead, I taste centuries of history and a very modern twist on an ancient brew. Served chilled with a refreshingly smooth feel, this modern mead has none of the sickly sweet flavours of home-brew, but delicate tones of fruit, and floral honey. It’s a palette […]

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Picked, crushed and bottled across the Mediterranean

  When two tousled-haired teenage friends drove home with a couple of buckets of olives bought from a Provencal farmers’ market in southern France one day in the early 1990s little did they see how their culinary future would unfold. Always on the look out for new ingredients George Bennell (whose culinary CV includes working […]

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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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Three citrus syrups to zing up your pancakes

  It’s Shrove Tuesday today and home cooks, restaurants and school kitchens will celebrating the day by beating eggs, flour and milk to together to make pancakes. This year we’ll be making thin, crepe-like pancakes; thicker US-style pancakes and perhaps on the on-trend Japanese pancakes which are made up to 3cm high, shaped with an […]

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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 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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Orange and Chocolate Muffins for Penshurst Farmers’ Market

As farmers’ market manager of the lovely Penshurst Farmers’ Market in the Weald area of west Kent, I have many roles to play; organiser, litter collector, diplomat, traffic collector and chief taster. These little treats were made for the charity tea stall at the first market of 2018 on Saturday, 6 January form 9.30 – […]

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