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Food

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Monday, August 22, 2016

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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Ad Feature: Tiger Lilly

Monday, August 1, 2016
Tiger Lilly

As one of Southampton’s most exclusive fusion restaurants offering both Chinese and Indian dishes, Tiger Lilly has built up its reputation over the recent years.

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Ad Feature: Bella Vita

Monday, August 1, 2016
Bella Vita

Bella Vita is a brand new Italian Restaurant located at The Ox Bar in North baddesley.

With a wide range of meat, pasta, pizza and seafood dishes Bella Vita is the perfect dining venue for all.

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Ad Feature: Milan

Monday, August 1, 2016
Milan

Welcome to Milan Italian Restaurant. We have built up our reputation due to the wide range of meat, pasta, pizza and seafood dishes, our great customer service and open top kitchen.

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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

Monday, August 22, 2016

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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Monday, August 22, 2016
Hattingley Wines

Nancy Judge takes a look at our premium crops that are ripe for the picking

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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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Restaurants

Ad Feature: Gandhi, Winchester

Friday, August 26, 2016
Ghandi, Winchester

If you’re looking for traditional Indian cuisine, beautifully presented dishes, high-quality ingredients and chefs with decades of expertise, look no further than Gandhi Indian Cuisine.

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Ad Feature: Palm Panasia

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Palm Panasia

Dining at Palm Pan Asia takes you on a culinary journey through Thailand and South East Asia...

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Monday, August 22, 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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Ad Feature: Natraj, Romsey

Friday, August 19, 2016
Natraj

Since our opening in June of 2009 Natraj Romsey has built a reputation of being one of the finest Indian Restaurants in the area.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Willow Restaurant at Milton Barns Hotel

Near the Jurassic Beaches and the New Forest you’ll find a warm welcome at the new Willow Restaurant at Milton Barns Hotel, New Milton.

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Drink

Monday, August 22, 2016

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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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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nail the barbeque banquet with these lamb, aubergine and halloumi kebabs

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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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Food & Drink Offers

Monday, August 22, 2016
The Manor at Sway

Enjoy a three course roast lunch at The Manor for just £18.95

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Friday, August 5, 2016
Steak at The Foresters at Church Crookham

Enjoy a choice of steaks every Tuesday night at The Foresters

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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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