The Travel Section

Make America Bake Again

You can see Philppa at the Game Fair at Hatfield House on Saturday 29th July. She will be on stage at noon, sharing some delicious ideas on what to do with game along with cookery writer Tim Maddams. She says: “The Game Fair is a fantastic day out for anyone interested in the countryside, shooting,…

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A car ride to Vannes

FOR far too long, driving in France has for me been no more than a direct route to Italy. But if France has been somewhat under-appreciated, my week in Brittany changed all that and reminded me what a beautiful country it is. One of the benefits was that we were able to avoid the hassle…

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The Brekky Prize at Hay

PHILIPPA Davis, the private chef from Shaftesbury, visited the world’s greatest literary festival for the first time this year, cooking for a group attending the Hay Festival … SOME readers may think I am well behind, as this event took place at the end of May, but I think you will find I am helping…

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It’s raining……nothing

Philippa Davis’s clients have a frustrating but very well-fed week in Scotland SKIING, when snowfall has been poor, gets rather tricky. Beach holidays without the sun are pretty miserable. Camping in torrential rain is not much fun (well actually camping in any weather is not my idea of fun) and fishing weeks without water are…

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On a salt trail

by Simone Sekers WHY it should be that this summer we have been trailing salt is just one of those coincidences. Salt is the one condiment I couldn’t do without and we eat far too much of it in this house. I don’t know if this is why we chose to go to two centres…

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An explorer’s life

JOHN Blashford-Snell has led a life that reads like a Boy’s Own story – exploring African rivers, South American jungles and Himalayan mountains, and founding one of the world’s leading adventure programmes for young people. Col Blashford-Snell, who lives near Shaftesbury, will be at the Electric Palace at Bridport on Saturday 17th June,  at 7.30pm, to…

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