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Food

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What do TV chef Rosemary Shrager, Howard Middleton from The Great British Bake Off, Ping Coombes, MasterChef Champion 2014, and Only Fools & 3 Courses, all have in common? Well, they will having shows at this year’s exciting Milford on Sea Food Week, starting on Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 2016.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
7 essentials for the British baker

Calling all baking fanatics! Whether you’re hosting afternoon tea, there’s a cake sale on at work, or you just want to while away the afternoon in the kitchen, we’ve picked eight of our favourite essentials for the British baker.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

As Brits, we love to spend a bit of time cooking. Whether it’s traditional cakes and bakes, or modern masterpieces, there’s nothing better than producing something delicious for your family to enjoy.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

In a glittering awards night at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards celebrated the great and the good of the county’s food, drink and hospitality industry

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

This award is designed to praise a local food and drink industry related business for their excellent awareness of their customers’ needs.

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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

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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Thursday, November 26, 2015

This category aims to celebrate our local suppliers and producers that play such a vital role in the food community.

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Friday, November 6, 2015
William Wolmer, Managing Director at Blackmoor Estate

Alton’s rich and fertile soil has seen apple growing taking place on the Blackmoor Estate for 95 years. Natalie French spends a day in the orchards to see what business is like today

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hugo and his team, Arthur Voelcker, Charlie Meyrick and Christopher Saunders-Davies

Hampshire trout is finally back on the menu thanks to the pioneering thinking of one local fishy fan says Nancy Judge

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Wellington Farm Shop by Alexander Baxevanis under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/5VNz26

If there’s one thing we love to do here at Hampshire Life, it’s to celebrate local produce! So here are a selection of some of the best farm shops across the county where you’ll find just that

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Restaurants

Friday, February 5, 2016

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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Monday, February 1, 2016
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As much as we’d all love to dine out every night of the week, there isn’t always the time, so this month we’ve compiled our favourite local places that offer great food for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home

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Monday, February 1, 2016
Mexican tacos by Luca Nebuloni (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/eNb5fi

Taste authentic fare from a huge range of nations without ever stepping foot on a plane… Alice Cooke brings you her pick of the best

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa 1

An English Original, Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel, restaurant and spa set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and just a few minutes’ walk from the sea...

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Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Manor at Sway

Tim and Edlyn, the owners of The Manor at Sway, reopened its doors in February 2015. Since its reopening it has been named in the Top Ten Hotels in the New Forest by the Telegraph.

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Drink

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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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hampshire has a food scene which is more vibrant than many others across the UK. This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on the food community.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Here, judges considered the innovativeness of the product, the flavours that contribute to making it such a success and how the product is value for money without compromising on quality.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Combining country pubs and dining pubs, the whole eating out experience needed to be taken into account in this category.

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Recipes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Braised pork and cabbage © susieskitchen.com

Try a new food trend for 2016 with this braised pork and cabbage recipe

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Cuttlefish and chorizo stew

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with this cuttlefish and chorizo stew

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Please a crowd with this mushroom and ham hock soup

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Game pie served with fresh vegetables

Try this fast food version of game pie which can be made in double quick time if you buy ready prepared short crust pastry

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Indulge your sweet tooth with these chocolate and pear brownies with caramel sauce

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Food & Drink Offers

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Valentine's Afternoon Tea at The Dining Room at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

Cosy up in one of the corners of The Dining Room and enjoy the sounds of our harpists whilst indulging with a glass of Rose Champagne Taittinger and lots of sweet nothings...

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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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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Manor at The Sway

The Manor at Sway is the perfect place to enjoy a short mid week break this winter.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Enjoy a free tea or coffee when you order breakfast at The Old Station Tea Rooms

Enjoy a free tea or coffee with any breakfast over £5 at The Old Station Tea Rooms

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Free Glass of Prosecco With Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a free glass of Prosecco when you order a traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings

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