The Food Section

In a tasty groove at Upton

BILLING itself as a tasty alternative to Glastonbury Festival – back in all its glory at Worthy Farm this year – south Dorset’s Upton House Food and Drink Festival, from 24th to 26th June, is a feast for all the senses, a family day out in beautiful surroundings with food and drink from around the…

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Cheese awards moved from Kyiv to Wales

THE 2022 World Cheese Awards, organised by the Gillingham-based Guild of Fine Food, will take place in Wales at the beginning of November.  This year’s awards were due to be held in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, but the Russian invasion has inevitably made that impossible. The decision to relocate to Wales is supported by the…

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Capreolus in Waitrose

AWARD-winning West Dorset-based charcuterie makers Capreolus are launching their Great Taste Award-winning products from the British Charcuterie range into Waitrose stores. David and Karen Richards have been creating their award-winning artisan charcuterie since 2009, supplying to trade, retail and the general public. They and their small team at Rampisham follow timeless artisan techniques inspired by…

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A right royal seafood festival

POOLE Seafood Festival, Dorset’s only free celebration of our marine culinary heritage, has moved dates this year to Jubilee weekend, 3rd to 5th June, to mark Her Majesty’s 70-year reign with a magnificent haul of great fish and shellfish, fine local produce, and glorious live music The three-day celebration of Poole’s lengthy and proud maritime…

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Stars headline Big Jubilee Lunch

BRISTOL-based singers and performers including Lady Nade and Phil King will be taking to the stage on College Grain for Bristol’s Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5th June, a partnership between the cathedral and local community groups. This year’s Big Lunch is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It will be a full day free event,…

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Planted Country at Stourhead

SUSTAINABILITY is at the heart of a new show which is being held in the walled garden at Stourhead, the National Trust’s house and grounds near Mere in Wiltshire, over the weekend 29th April to 2nd May. Planted Country will include talks, workshops, exhibitions, and stands, with a particular emphasis on brands which champion sustainable…

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Explore the Somerset Food Trail

SOMERSET is home to some of the finest and most innovative food producers in the country. From traditional farmhouse Cheddar to milk-based vodka, the county has so much to offer. Some of these outstanding products will be showcased at this year’s Somerset Food Trail Festival, from 15th to 24th July. The food trail is an…

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The spirit of cider – in Ukraine

APPLES and the drinks we make from them have an ancient history, buried deep both in the wild fruit forests of Kazakhstan and in European myths and legends. There is something irresistible and indomitable about our mutual relationship. Here’s a story from Ukraine, via the American food website and newsletter Broken Palate. It is both…

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