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

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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A loving spoonful of Americas cuisine from Cucharamama

For Maricel E. Presilla winning prestigious James Beard prizes for her writing the best selling ‘Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America’ cookbook and being co-owner and chef at one of New Jersey, USA’s best loved restaurants Cucharamama (CU-CHAH-RAH-MAM-AH) is not enough. She is also one of the original founders of the International Chocolate […]

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Food & Drink, Recipes, United Kingdom

Choc master offers his tips for making flavoured caramel

Chocolate fans, expect to hear the name Barry Johnson a lot in the future. Barry, previously principal chocolatier at the mould breaking Rococo Chocolate and part of the Michelin Star winning brigade at the upmarket country house hotel Coworth Park in Berkshire, England is a well known name within his industry, and he’s is about […]

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Chocolate makers bring Kentish Pudding Pie to Tunbridge Wells

Cocoa, a multi-coloured Citroën H van branded by chocolatiers Green & Black, has been hauled out of the garage and started a UK ‘Taste Tour’ trail taking in some of the country’s foodie towns. First stop was Tunbridge Wells, Kent before the van chugs north to York! Promoting several new flavours of their bars including […]

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Lobsters & chocolate! Five quirky festivals across Central America

Central America’s annual festivals reflect ancient traditions while embracing new, modern customs, often resulting in people enjoying time in some unusual places. Here is a taster from visitcentroamerica.com of some of the top festival/foodie destinations across Central American. Feria de la Mascarada, COSTA RICA. March 28 – 31, 2016 The “Feria de la Mascarada”, a […]

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Taste of Mexico on a wet London evening

Plates of fried locusts, tumbling piles of brightly coloured chillies and Mole Poblano dribbling down your chin can only mean one thing … you’re in Mexico. Straddling the Carribean Sea and Pacific Ocean Mexico is a land of extremes in climate, politics, geography and food. Always colourful, Mexico is enjoying a renaissance in its food, […]

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A growing appetite for food tourism

Travelling to experience local foods, drinks and imaginative places to eat is rising to the top of many people’s bucket list. Whether you’re after tasting single estate chocolate from Ecuador, tasting sheeps milk cheese from the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo or taking a culinary trail around Poland … you can. I met these […]

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