Posts Tagged “British”

Charlie and Ivy’s Bread Dippers

Charlie and Ivy’s Bread Dippers

Dipper Tasting Set It will soon be Father’s Day and that comes with the usual dilemma: What to buy? It was socks last year.  He must have loved them. They are still in the bag; must be keeping them for best! Charlie and Ivy come to the rescue with the perfect gift solution for any…

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Hampshire Cheese Company – the aroma of excellence

Hampshire Cheese Company – the aroma of excellence

Hampshire Cheese Company is an award-winning artisan cheesemaker which can give any continental competitor a run for its €. The company has joined those producing the best cheeses in the world, and that must surely be something of which to be proud. It’s the home of the celebrated Tunworth and Winslade cheeses, which will be…

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Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive, Brie and Ticklemore

Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive, Brie and Ticklemore

I could live without chocolate; I could live without wine (but I wouldn’t want to); and I could live without hair colour; but I could never have a complete and meaningful existence without cheese. Luckily, I have made the acquaintance of a company called Sharpham Cheese, so I won’t need to. There is so much…

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Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive and Brie

Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive and Brie

I could live without chocolate; I could live without wine (but I wouldn’t want to); and I could live without hair colour; but I could never have a complete and meaningful existence without cheese. Luckily, I have made the acquaintance of a company called Sharpham Cheese, so I won’t need to. There is so much…

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Sharpham Cheeses

Sharpham Cheeses

Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive I could live without chocolate; I could live without wine (but I wouldn’t want to); and I could live without hair colour; but I could never have a complete and meaningful existence without cheese. Luckily, I have made the acquaintance of a company called Sharpham Cheese, so I won’t…

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Picnic with the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Picnic with the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company produces the only Cheddar actually made in Cheddar these days. That might not sound anything much to shout about …but it should be. It should be proclaimed with the same national pride as the French promote their own cheeses. Why isn’t it? We have some of the best cheeses in…

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Willow and Stone White Wine from Kingsland – product review

Willow and Stone White Wine from Kingsland – product review

Here is another light wine from Kingsland. Willow and Stone White Wine is bound to have popular appeal with those who are not normally wine drinkers. It offers value for money (under £4.00) and versatility for summer quaffing. Willow and Stone British wines are crafted with a young audience in mind. This is a fruity…

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Matt Tebbutt Cooks Country – review

Matt Tebbutt Cooks Country – review

Many of you will recognise this young chef as one of the presenters of UKTV’s Market Kitchen where he introduces the audience to a raft of guests and culinary delights. This book, on the other hand, introduces us to Matt Tebbutt and his world of food. He is the proprietor of The Foxhunter Gastropub in…

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Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé from Kingsland – drinks review

Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé from Kingsland – drinks review

Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé British wine is selling at £4.99 and has 8.5% alcohol, so a light-in-every-way alternative to more robust traditional wines. It has a blush peach colour in the glass and is an unchallenging beverage that would be perfect for summer picnics. Reminds me of a Victoria sponge Kingsland’s research showed a…

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The Garden House Restaurant, Leatherhead – review

The Garden House Restaurant, Leatherhead – review

This truly is a ‘garden’ house with the intimate character of a cosy cottage. (Read more about the Garden House here.) It’s part of the Beaverbrook Estate and the smaller of two hotels, the other being the lavish and imposing main house which was once the home of Lord Beaverbrook, one of the most influential…

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Lancashire Hot Pot

Lancashire Hot Pot

From BBC Food   The Hairy Bikers’ slow-cooked classic Lancashire hot pot is perfect for a hearty, family meal.   Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1kg/2lb 2oz neck of lamb, chopped into bite-sized pieces 4 lambs’ kidneys, cleaned, trimmed, cut into quarters 2 onions, peeled, sliced ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp plain flour 250ml/9fl oz…

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The Hedgerow Cookbook by Wild at Heart – review

The Hedgerow Cookbook by Wild at Heart – review

It’s a tradition, still, for many of us. We await the arrival of blackberries, we collect elderflowers, we are entranced by the perfume of wild garlic. If we were lucky enough to have had a childhood spent roaming lanes, fields and forests then it’s likely that some of our most vivid memories are of collecting…

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The Great Northern Cookbook by Sean Wilson – review

The Great Northern Cookbook by Sean Wilson – review

The author of  The Great Northern Cookbook, is Sean Wilson. Yes, that’s a familiar name, or at least it is if you have been a follower of that celebrated Northern institution, Coronation Street. He joined the cast of ‘Corrie’ in 1985 and stayed till 2005, and has since played in Waterloo Road. He has always…

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Modern Twists on Classic Dishes by Andy Bates -review

Modern Twists on Classic Dishes by Andy Bates -review

Andy Bates is the author of Modern Twists on Classic Dishes and a Food Network UK chef and is known for his love of street food.  He has followed the best carts and stalls in the UK and in the US, so some might be surprised by his latest book, which has its focus on…

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Cook – A year in the kitchen with Britain’s best chefs – cookbook review

Cook – A year in the kitchen with Britain’s best chefs – cookbook review

Well, perhaps that’s a bit of an overstatement! Perhaps the phrase might more aptly be “A year in the kitchen with some of Britain’s best chefs” but if that’s the only criticism of this cookbook then the editor need not feel too aggrieved. And, yes, that is my only complaint of Cook – A year…

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Rosemary Shrager’s Yorkshire Breakfasts – review

Rosemary Shrager’s Yorkshire Breakfasts – review

The combination of Rosemary Shrager and Yorkshire Breakfasts is just about unbeatable. She is a lady that glows with passion for food, garnished with great good humour and generosity. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I have been known to graze for several hours on a copious spread of morning delights. Yorkshire…

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The Constance Spry Cookery Book – review

The Constance Spry Cookery Book – review

Grub Street has carved out a great reputation as a cookbook publisher. There are a few of them out there but I am always excited when a Grub Street book arrives – it’s gonna be a classic. People term anything that they like “a classic” but Grub Street publish “the” classics and The Constance Spry…

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The Great British Book of Baking – cookbook review

The Great British Book of Baking – cookbook review

This book goes right into my end-of-year Top Ten cookbook reads for 2010. No deliberation and no waiting in case another contender floats through the letterbox. The Great British Book of Baking is, in my opinion, everything that a good cookbook should be. This chunky volume is the companion to the BBC series of The…

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Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen by Elizabeth David – review

Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen by Elizabeth David – review

Elizabeth David is for many the Grande Dame of British cooking, although she is more famed for her writings on the cuisine of the Mediterranean at a time when the prospect of many Brits travelling to those sun-drenched climes was slim. Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen takes us a little further afield…

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Lotte’s Country Kitchen by Lotte Duncan – review

Lotte’s Country Kitchen by Lotte Duncan – review

I review many cookbooks in the course of a month but this one has had me waiting in eager anticipation. It has arrived, and is just what I had both expected and hoped. Lotte Duncan will be a familiar face to those who watched and loved the much-missed Good Food Live on the UK Food…

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