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Food

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It originates in Japan, but is thriving right here in Hampshire, with one company selling to chefs all over the UK and Europe. Nancy Judge, of Hampshire Fare, reports on the adopted crop that has become a domestic success story

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Now celebrating its fourth year, the Fleet Food Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. Viv Micklefield samples what’s on the menu later this month

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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards returned for the eleventh year with a fantastic ceremony taking place at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney on Wednesday 23 November. Here we announce the winners

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Friday, October 28, 2016

The region’s award-winning chefs are putting the finishing touches to special menus, dishes and demonstrations as they prepare to welcome thousands of visitors to the New Forest Food and Drink Festival Week, the area’s first event of this kind.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

We are delighted to announce the finalists in the 2016 Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards

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Chef profiles

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

After winning the coveted Chef of the Year title at the Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards, Andrew Du Bourg talks to Emma Caulton

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Creating inventive, cosmopolitan food using locally sourced ingredients, Executive Head Chef at Chewton Glen, Luke Matthews, talks serving up fine dining at one of the county’s most prestigious hotels

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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

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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Local producers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

When it comes to dream jobs, Kerry Witt has hit the naughty but nice jackpot. The pastry chef turned New Forest chocolatier spills the (cacao) beans on her confections to Faith Eckersall

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Now that ‘dry January’ is over and New Year’s resolutions have been banished to the back of the drinks cabinet, it’s time to get re-acquainted with some of Hampshire’s best gin makers and shakers, says Natalie French

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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards returned for the eleventh year with a fantastic ceremony taking place at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney on Wednesday 23 November. Here we announce the winners

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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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Monday, August 22, 2016

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

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Restaurants

Tue, 14:22

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, May 15, 2017

From Border Collies and Bull Terriers to Poodles and Pugs, we’re a nation of dog lovers and as the weather warms up, what could be better than a good walk ending in a dog-friendly pub? Claire Pitcher reports

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Ad Feature: Purbani Botley

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Purbani situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Botley, Hampshire and is the flagship restaurant in the Purbani chain...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

All you can eat rodizio dining is like nothing you’ve had before!

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Friday, February 3, 2017

The Terrace Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in the New Forest...

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Drink

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It originates in Japan, but is thriving right here in Hampshire, with one company selling to chefs all over the UK and Europe. Nancy Judge, of Hampshire Fare, reports on the adopted crop that has become a domestic success story

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Friday, February 17, 2017

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

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Winchester Cocktail Week is back to whet the whistle, with quizzes, masterclasses and some fabulous concoctions

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

As the temperatures plummet and winter nights darken the mood, Winchester Cocktail Week offers an ideal distraction. Now in its second year, the event offers classes, workshops and a chance to try some of the fantastic creations on offer

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hampshire excels as a wine growing region, yet finding the right recipe for success can be a tricky business. Viv Micklefield heads to the Meon Valley’s Wickham Vineyard where it’s time to raise a glass to its future

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Recipes

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Prepare to feel hungry as we bring you a dish that’s meaty, zingy and delicious, with built-in vodka

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Get a kick out of the New Year with delicious blow-torched mackerel with apple and wasabi remoulade

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas lunch is the most eagerly anticipated meal of the year and whether you’re catering for the whole family or it’s a more intimate affair

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Friday, December 9, 2016

This gin-cured venison carpaccio with pickled mushrooms is sure to get the party started

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bring your autumn walk to the table with this pheasant schnitzel with honeyed hedgerow pickles recipe

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Food & Drink Offers

Wed, 10:13

Enjoy a two-course menu whilst you relax watching a classic film at the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa.

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Tue, 16:59

Enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch including Taittinger Champagne at the Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa.

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Tue, 11:43

The perfect way to get fit whilst having fun!

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Tue, 10:37

Enjoy a selection of sharing starters, mains and desserts at the Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa. The perfect way to celebrate the start of summer.

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Mon, 16:21

Come for lunch or dinner in The Kitchen on Tuesday 11th July and be in with a chance of seeing celebrity chef James Martin cooking up a storm!

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