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Gin, vodka and the original still

Gin and vodka distilleries are popping up all over Britain and are using basic ingredients and flavourings as diverse as milk, sloe berries and damsons. Many of these artisan, small batch distilleries were started by enthusiasts, quickly becoming micro-businesses with several now winning national and international awards. A parallel renaissance in label design has given […]

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Books & Films, Food & Drink, What's Happening

Chop chop chop, taste taste taste

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School book did what it said on the cover strapline – show ‘How a Few Simple Lesson Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks’. Written by US author and Le Cordon Bleu cooking school alumni Kathleen Flinn, the book aims to help nine self confessed ‘hopeless’ cooks gain basic skills […]

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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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