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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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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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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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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

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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

Read Full Story »
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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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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Restaurants

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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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Friday, April 8, 2016
Fox Tangley Ltd

The Fox Inn is a beautifully restored English country pub and Thai restaurant in the village of Tangley.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Phoenix Inn, Hartley Wintney

The Phoenix Inn has earned a great reputation for high quality food, wine and service in the past six years under the ownership of Andrew and Sisi Ryder.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Fur & Feathers

Returned to “Free House” status in 2010 The Fur and Feathers is truly individual and independent with the freedom to stock the very best products.

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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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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, 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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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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Food & Drink Offers

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Flame-grilled steak at The Fur and Feathers

A great spring offer from this cosy, traditional country pub.

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Rosie Lea

Book your table for the speciality lunch menu and receive a free bottle of wine.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Manor at Sway - 5 Course Tasting Menu

Enjoy a culinary 5 course tasting menu adventure...

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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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