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Food

Mon, 11:10

The Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards returns for the eleventh year and the 2016 event is set to be bigger than ever. Taking place at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney, the 2016 awards welcome more categories and provide a chance for more people to celebrate the successes with us.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Bar Manager at The Cave, James Fry, offers up a selection of fine wines and spirits to try and buy (Photo by Jason Allen)

When it comes to destinations for food lovers, Milford on Sea really punches above its weight. Viv Micklefield heads to the seaside village to find out its recipe for success

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Peter supplies local shops with his catch of the day (Photo by Alex Rivett)

After winter storms washed away its local lobster pots, the harbourside community of Emsworth rallied behind their fishermen to create a beacon of hope. Viv Micklefield finds out what today’s catch of the day holds as a result

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Gareth with one of his impressive cake sculptures - made for a children's birthday party

Gareth Jones at Odiham Cake Company has got something of a cult following…Natalie French goes to discuss the latest wedding cake trends - from drip cakes to edible flowers and even something for the boys

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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How often have you heard the traditional Sunday lunch described as ‘The roast beef of old England’?

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Chef profiles

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hampshire is filled with talented chefs who make up the fantastic array of restaurants we have here. The Chef of the Year will be someone who has devoted him or herself to the cause of serving the best possible food.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

If you are someone who really enjoys cooking at home, this course is designed to teach you how to make fabulous Italian food from scratch.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Are our county’s chefs getting too big for their boots, or are they entitled to the new found awe received from the public? Chris van Schaick ponders

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Back in November, guests were treated to a fantastic culinary experience when the young chefs taking part in Exclusive Hotel’s Chef Academy entered in to a Masterchef style competition to show off the skills they had learnt so far. Split in to two teams, the chefs battled it out to create a delicious three course menu that was then judged by a host of industry experts, dignitaries and the media to determine which menu was the overall favourite.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Stuart Turner. Photo by Paul Strawson Photography

Students Magdalena Ordak and Megan Curtis from Southampton City College and Stuart Turner from Southdowns College in Waterlooville join 12 aspiring junior chefs from across the country who have been awarded their place in the Exclusive Chefs’ Academy, a two-year training programme from Exclusive Hotels and Venues which has launched after a three month search and selection process.

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Local producers

Mon, 11:10

The Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards returns for the eleventh year and the 2016 event is set to be bigger than ever. Taking place at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney, the 2016 awards welcome more categories and provide a chance for more people to celebrate the successes with us.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The pigs at Greenfield Pork

In celebration of our local county food group reaching a quarter of a century, Nancy Judge chats to the producers that owe their business success to Hampshire Fare

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Gareth with one of his impressive cake sculptures - made for a children's birthday party

Gareth Jones at Odiham Cake Company has got something of a cult following…Natalie French goes to discuss the latest wedding cake trends - from drip cakes to edible flowers and even something for the boys

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Easter doesn’t have to be all sickly sweets and naff chocolate as Elizabeth Kirby discovered when she went to meet chocolatier Lizzie Skinner from 
New Forest Chocolates

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Choosing to leave their life in France to take on the family farm was a huge leap of faith for Dagan and Jess James, but thanks to some forward thinking and a large herd of buffalo, the couple are thriving says Nancy Judge

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Restaurants

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Hampshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

There are not many places we haven’t heard of when it comes to food and drink outlets in our local area, but hidden away on the edge of the Hamble in Universal Marina, Bistro 8 has managed to slip under our radar.

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Friday, June 10, 2016
The Greyhound Inn

Serving exceptional Thai Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner seven days a week. Fine wine, Real Ale, Cocktails & International Lagers

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Monday, June 6, 2016
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Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people, and many more are seeing the health benefits after waving goodbye to gluten. Natalie French speaks to just a few of the county’s cafes, pubs and producers who are embracing the gluten free way

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Monday, May 23, 2016
foresters at church crookham

Welcome to The Foresters

A delightful country pub tucked away in the woods, just outside Church Crookham.

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Drink

Mon, 11:10

The Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards returns for the eleventh year and the 2016 event is set to be bigger than ever. Taking place at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney, the 2016 awards welcome more categories and provide a chance for more people to celebrate the successes with us.

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Bar Manager at The Cave, James Fry, offers up a selection of fine wines and spirits to try and buy (Photo by Jason Allen)

When it comes to destinations for food lovers, Milford on Sea really punches above its weight. Viv Micklefield heads to the seaside village to find out its recipe for success

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Friday, June 24, 2016
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Treat yourself to lunch and tea with a visit to one of these fantastic Hampshire tea rooms.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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On Monday 1 February, five of the region’s most imaginative and skilled bartenders will compete to win the first ever Winchester Cup trophy for their bar or restaurant.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

From Saturday 30 January, Cabinet Rooms will be taking over the bar at the Theatre Royal Winchester to run the Cabinet Rooms Hub for one week only.

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Recipes

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Make this octopus with potatoes and paprkia dish the centre of your Spanish style feast

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Enjoy Hampshire trout and asparagus in this seasonal lunch dish

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Celebrate the new season’s produce with this buffalo and watercress saag recipe

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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A stew for all occasions, this traditional pork in red wine with Old Winchester polenta will see you from midweek supper to dinner party showstopper

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cook up a seasonal celebration with these stir-fried clams with purple sprouting broccoli

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Food & Drink Offers

Thu, 16:04
The Manor at Sway

Come and enjoy a Sunday roast lunch at The Manor.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Chewton Glen Dining Room

Astley Clarke was founded in London by Bec Astley Clarke MBE, to celebrate design and colour in fine jewellery and to create a brand that represents all that is good about British Luxury…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Chewton Glen Restaurant

Now you don’t have to make Chewton Glen a special occasion, enjoy three courses for just £26.50.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Chewton Glen

To celebrate their 50th year Chewton Glen have introduced a new special tasting menu.

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