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Food

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This purple sprouting broccoli rigoletti is the perfect Wednesday night dinner

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Watch the Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards as it happened. See the winners announced by host Sarah Parish and editor Elizabeth Barnett as well all the back stage reaction.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Our 9th Food & Drink Awards came to a close with a fantastic awards ceremony held at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney on November 26th. The finest businesses from the food and drink industry attended to discover who would be this year’s winners, and to enjoy a night of celebration and great food.

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Friday, December 5, 2014
M'Hencha Stack

Christmas is the only time of year that it is acceptable to eat non-stop, so make the most of it and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink gifts.

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Christmas
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Overall winners from each category were revealed at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 26 November at The Elvetham Hotel - #HLFDA

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Chef profiles

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

James Durrant may have trained under Gordon Ramsey and won the BBC’s Great British Menu but it is by the dishes he cooks every day at his gastro pub in Longparish that this ambitious and exacting chef patron expects to be judged

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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tom Kerridge

The incredibly popular and loveable chef patron Tom Kerridge, who owns the extraordinary two Michelin starred Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow, is to bring his unpretentious modern British flavours featuring the best available seasonal ingredients to the Panoramic Restaurant during the Royal Meeting (Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd June).

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Discover Food & Drink

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kenyons Fruit & Veg Ltd was established in 1964 as a supplier of quality fresh fruit and vegetable produce.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak is a New Forest institution.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Chequers Inn

A ‘hidden gem’ on the edge of the historic salt marshes, The Chequers Inn is a picturesque 16th century pub and restaurant offering a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Gusto Lounge Bar & Bistro 1

Gusto Lounge Bar & Bistro is at the heart of Southampton’s cultural centre and the gateway to the City...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Ship Inn Lymington

The Ship Inn is a traditional village pub & restaurant in Lymington serving tasty, freshly cooked food and top-drawer drinks, with a log-fire when it’s chilly and a great beer garden for the warmer weather.

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Food & Drink Showcase

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Promotional Feature

Combine food and wine from around the world with a memorable day of racing at Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday on Saturday 6th September.

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Food & Drink Offers

Friday, November 21, 2014

Enjoy offers on pizza and pasta dishes and cocktails at Gusto Lounge, Southampton

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Restaurants

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A new restaurant has just opened up in Southampton’s brand new Admirals Quay development within Ocean Village.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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, April 14, 2015
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Lazing by the river at The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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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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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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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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Drink

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Treat yourself to lunch and tea with a visit to one of these fantastic Hampshire tea rooms.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Susie and Peter

The Winchester wine gurus share 3 wine recommendations for 2015 and a few top tips.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Susie and Peter wanted the festival to have something for everyone

Forget stuffy wine connoisseurs who taste through their nose and confuse with talk of cut grass and burnt cinders! BBC’s Saturday Kitchen stars, Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, are here to help the wine drinkers of Winchester find more of what they like - whether that’s a ‘big smoothie’ or something ‘fresh and racy’

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Friday, December 5, 2014
M'Hencha Stack

Christmas is the only time of year that it is acceptable to eat non-stop, so make the most of it and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink gifts.

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Christmas
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Nik Fordham is the Master Distiller at Laverstoke Mill

Tucked away in the heart of the Hampshire countryside in an idyllic spot on the River Test, a veritable gin Goliath has made its home on our doorstep; throwing itself open to the public for the first time.

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Recipes

Monday, May 11, 2015

Recipe by Sweetfire Beetroot

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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This purple sprouting broccoli rigoletti is the perfect Wednesday night dinner

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Try out this tasty recipe as featured in the March issue of Hampshire Life magazine

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Have a finger-licking meal with this buttermilk fried chicken recipe for two

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Naan bread pizza with sweet chilli beetroot, parsley, capers, pepperoni & mozzarella - photo by Jason Ingram

As featured in our January 2015 issue on the opening food and drink page

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Local producers

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lambing is underway on my farm in the Cotswolds. As any sheep farmer will tell you, long days and sleepless nights in the lambing shed mean it’s one of the busiest and tiring times of the year but it’s also the most rewarding.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

With the remains of a student overdraft and no previous experience, Madeleine Harley took the plunge and set up her own marshmallow business in Lymington

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Sir Michael Colman

After retiring from the family’s famous condiments business, Sir Michael Colman’s passion for English peppermint has seen his farm near Basingstoke turn over a new leaf. Viv Micklefield gets invited in for a cuppa

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Monday, December 22, 2014
Alex Bridger and her husband Simon on their farm near Petersfield

While most of us are still shopping for sprouts and last minute presents Alex Bridger of Ashford Farm near Petersfield is getting 1,000 turkeys ready for the big day. She tells Fran Benson what it’s like being a farmer’s wife at Christmas

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Friday, December 5, 2014
M'Hencha Stack

Christmas is the only time of year that it is acceptable to eat non-stop, so make the most of it and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink gifts.

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Christmas

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