Travel & Places

A blustery day in Whitstable

Famed for its crop of oysters (only eat in months with an ‘r’ )  and an increasing number of great cafes and restaurants, the north Kent seaside town of Whitstable is always worth visiting. Popular with weekenders from London and boasting a thriving arts scene, the town has enticed tourists for decades. Attracting around 30,000 […]

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Food & Drink, What's Happening

Cobnuts reveal traditional Kentish flavours

With around 75,000 tonnes of cobnuts produced annually in the UK nutters, as the pickers are traditionally known, are being kept busy at this timeof year. Most of the orchards are found in Kent and today cover just 250 acres. Cobnuts are sold fresh, not dried like its close cousin the hazelnut. You’ll find the […]

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Food & Drink, What's Happening

Snails for schools and reptiles from east Kent

A TRUE STORY of determination and entrepreneurship about setting up and running an edible snail farm in east Kent, is how retired biology teacher Helen Howard describes her unusual business based at her local allotment. Helen, together with her daughter, is now selling her snails to Michelin-starred restaurants, schools, local restaurants and slow food fans […]

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Food & Drink

Folkestone pudding pie

Traditionally associated with Folkestone, Kent this cheesecake-like pudding is also known around these parts as Lenten Pie, or even Kentish Lenten Pudding Pie. Enjoyed by Mrs Beeton, this sweet pie has a pastry crust and rice pudding filling flavoured with lemon or a hint of bayleaf. Putting a seasonal twist on the pie you can […]

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