The Food Section

Family connections at La Fosse

MANY restaurants have recognised the multiple benefits of putting produce that is local to their area on the menu – but not many chefs have an historic family tie to the food they serve. Mark Hartstone, chef-proprietor of La Fosse restaurant with rooms at Cranborne, grows many of his own salads, herbs and vegetables on…

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Richard Bromell to open Leigh Food Fair

THE guest opener of this year’s Leigh Food Fair and vintage and classic car show, at Leigh village hall on Saturday 20th July, will be Richard Bromell, the director of Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne. The 14th annual food fair and car show, from 10am to 4pm, features many of the finest food and drink producers…

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The height of cream tea style

FOUR Wiltshire army cadets enjoyed a quintessential English cream tea in the most English of surroundings – Salisbury Cathedral close. But this was an Extreme Cream Tea, and it was very close to the Cathedral spire – on scaffolding above the Trinity Chapel. The event marked the launch of an awareness campaign for ABF The…

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BBC Award for Philippa’s prison project

SHAFTESBURY-based chef Philippa Davis was part of the Liberty Kitchen team who won the Street Food Award in this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards, which were announced in Bristol. Liberty Kitchen is a street food project which was set up about 18 months ago to help reduce reoffending rates and provide a chance for…

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Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park is back

AWARD-winning chef and food writer Tom Kerridge brings his food and music festival, Pub in the Park, to Bath’s Royal Victoria Park over the weekend 21st to 23rd June. Following last year’s success, Pub in the Park returns with an array of pop-up pubs including Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers as well as The…

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Taste of Oz at Longleat food festival

THERE is a decidedly Australian flavour to this year’s Longleat Food and Drink Festival, on 22nd and 23rd June, celebrating the recent opening of Koala Creek. Now in its third year, the food and drink festival showcases the finest local produce while also celebrating international cuisine from around the world. Headlining the live cooking demonstrations…

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Thou shalt savour Jay Rayner

JAY Rayner, restaurant critic of The Observer, chairman of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet and voted the country’s most influential food journalist, is coming to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 15th June, as part of the town’s food festival. The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business…

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Open Farm Sunday with the National Trust

THE National Trust invites visitors to the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor for a walk and talk on Open Farm Sunday, 9th June. The walk will start in Selworthy, taking in some beautiful views across the estate and ending with a picnic on the green provided by Periwinkle Cottage Tea-rooms. The three-mile walk will be a…

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Silver Swift selected for Seed Fund Academy 2019

A BATH-based start-up business, Silver Swift, has been chosen as one of 14 entrepreneurs for this year’s Seed Fund Academy. Having impressed the judges with its range of spirited spritzers, Silver Swift will take part in an intensive summer programme run by top mentors from across the industry, designed to transform big ideas into big…

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