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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
What would Julia do?
The Julia in the title of this blog post is, of course, the passionate cook and unlikely doyen of US television chefs and millions of ordinary Americans, Julia Child. Since the global success of the 2009 Hollywood movie of Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep, ‘Julia’ has become a household name and is often used […]Read more
Chef Rosemary brings Californian prune sweetness to the table
Celebrity chef and star of such TV classics as ‘Ladette to Lady’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity …’, Rosemary Shrager loves prunes. She is especially fond of those nurtured in the soft, laid back warmth of southern California. That’s obvious after a group of foodies, writers and bloggers spent a few hours with her at the […]Read more
WIN a day cooking with Rosemary Shrager and California Prunes!
Whether it’s a gorgeously indulgent winter warmer or a tasty high-fibre snack for a healthy new you, California Prunes are rich and flavourful, healthy and nutritious – which means they are great in both gooey desserts and light healthy snacks? So, share a California prune-based recipe of your own design in one of two themes, […]Read more
California prunes used to make a delicious tart with almonds
A delicious recipe for prune tart using the Californian fruit from British celebrity chef Rosemary ShragerRead more
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