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Food

Monday, August 17, 2015

Whether it’s a simple 99 or something a bit more adventurous, there’s a good range on offer when it comes to ice cream (with some sorbet and gelato on the way) here in Hampshire

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Monday, August 17, 2015

2015 sees the return of the Hampshire Life Food & Drink awards for the 10th year, and it is set to be the biggest yet.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Our contemporary craving for all things epicurean has not only broadened our culinary horizons but our vinous ones too, with much of the finest produce increasingly to be found right under our noses here in the UK.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
The Great British Bake Off Contestants, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc and Mary Berry - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

*SPOILER ALERT* Get your baking tins, aprons and oven mitts ready; the Great British Bake Off is on our screens once again! From the bakers revealing their ‘cracks’, to another near #bingate episode leaving one contestant in tears, #GBBO 2015 is well and truly back…

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Monday, June 8, 2015

With festival fever taking hold in Hampshire, Natalie French has rounded up a selection of the best food/drink events to enjoy across our county this year

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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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Local producers

Wed, 12:19

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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Monday, August 10, 2015
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Baking is big business nowadays (partly down to a certain television show) but not everyone has the time to make that perfect loaf or cake every morning. So we’ve rounded up a selection of bakeries across Hampshire which will do the job for you!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Discover market stalls of artisan produce. Photo: The Electric Eye

In celebration of the Hampshire Food Festival’s special anniversary, Hampshire Fare take us back to the beginning to find out how the county’s love for local food has grown

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Monday, June 15, 2015
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It’s been a real privilege to be involved in the BBC Food and Farming Awards this year. Once again the UK’s finest farmers, food producers, cooks, shopkeepers, food vendors and campaigners came together to honour the best in their respective businesses. I’ll talk more about the awards themselves next month but this time it’s the backdrop to the ceremony I want to concentrate on.

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Mike and Anne with Countryfile presenter Matt Baker

With nothing but a book on farming and a great deal of enthusiasm, Anne and Mike Roberts have managed to turn 42 acres near the New Forest in to a budding mixed-livestock farm

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Restaurants

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Elizabeth Kirby tried the locally sourced menu at The Broadstreet Restaurant at The Meon Valley Marriot Hotel and Country Club in Shedfield as part of Hampshire Food Festival

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Wednesday, August 5, 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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Monday, July 6, 2015

The Bugle has been in the heart of village life for many centuries.

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

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Drink

Thu, 11:02

Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, has helped to inspire a new breed of wine drinkers. We sent Rebecca Fletcher to her New Forest hideaway to where it all started

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Monday, August 17, 2015

2015 sees the return of the Hampshire Life Food & Drink awards for the 10th year, and it is set to be the biggest yet.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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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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Monday, June 8, 2015

With festival fever taking hold in Hampshire, Natalie French has rounded up a selection of the best food/drink events to enjoy across our county this year

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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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Recipes

Wed, 16:38

Serve up a taste of Spain to your guests with these deliciously easy Hampshire pintxos

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Monday, July 27, 2015

As featured in the July 2015 issue of Hampshire Life

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Enjoy a taste of the Orient with these crab and samphire summer rolls

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Cook up these courgette and goat’s cheese fritters with crispy bacon for a delicious, seasonal Father’s Day feast

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Recipe by watercress.co.uk

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Food & Drink Offers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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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