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Food

Mon, 14:24

At Dorset Magazine, we know that one of your greatest passions is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms from which that produce comes. This year the glamorous awards evening will be held at The Italian Villa on September 28. Voting is now open…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sue Quinn has some jolly good al fresco dining ideas, so forget soggy sandwiches: these are picnics worthy of the fabulous Famous Five

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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Highcliffe Revival Food Festival is back and it’s bigger and better than ever, says Tracey Beesley, who is part of the committee organising this tasty event

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From a venison festival to throwing a Dorset Knob, Katharine Wright of Dorset Food & Drink tells us about some of the exciting local foodie events happening this season

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Choose a New Year’s resolution that adds to your life and supports the local economy, says James Warren

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Chefs

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dishes packed with flavour and locally sourced ingredients, including Dorset ales and ciders, inspire the menus at the Rose & Crown in Longburton

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Marc Carella is head chef at the Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel where his love of local fish shines through on its seasonal inspired menus

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Friday, March 10, 2017

A great meal starts with great ingredients, says Loic Gratadoux, Executive Head Chef at the Harbar Bistro. His policy is simple: if food is not fresh and in season, it’s not on the menu

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Steve Titman has been at the culinary helm of Summer Lodge, the award-winning country house hotel at Evershot, for the last 12 years. He reveals how his Dorset inspired menus showcase the taste of the ‘star’ local produce

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Having cooked in Marco Pierre White’s fiery kitchen, and worked with a stellar cast of culinary names, you know the menu at Matt Tebbutt’s Schpoons and Forx will be something very special and seasonally inspired

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Local Producers

Mon, 14:24

At Dorset Magazine, we know that one of your greatest passions is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms from which that produce comes. This year the glamorous awards evening will be held at The Italian Villa on September 28. Voting is now open…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Food Assemblies offer a cost effective way to buy local produce. Sue Quinn explores this tasty antidote to supermarket shopping that has arrived in Dorset and is spreading fast

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Monday, October 17, 2016

English vineyards and winemakers have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years and are now producing award-winning wines of regional character, writes Helen Stiles

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sue Quinn reveals the county’s culinary maestros who not only deliver great food, but also grow tasty produce in their own allotments and gardens

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This is your chance to vote and support Dorset’s finest food and drink businesses. Following the overwhelming success of last year’s awards, we are delighted to launch the 2016 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards.

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Restaurants

Tue, 14:23

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 Dorset really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From beaches to church halls and bike shops to old chapels, unlikely dinner venues are springing up around Dorset. Sue Quinn finds some supper clubs and pop-up restaurants that offer food lovers deliciously unusual places to feast

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Monday, April 10, 2017

From bean to cup, which buzzy coffee lovers’ venues offer the best caffeine fix in the county

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Monday, January 9, 2017

A new innovative locally inspired menu has John Billington’s taste buds dancing with delight

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Drink

Mon, 14:24

At Dorset Magazine, we know that one of your greatest passions is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms from which that produce comes. This year the glamorous awards evening will be held at The Italian Villa on September 28. Voting is now open…

Read full story »
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sue Quinn has some jolly good al fresco dining ideas, so forget soggy sandwiches: these are picnics worthy of the fabulous Famous Five

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Friday, February 17, 2017

From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Gorse, wasabi and watercress, Susanne Masters fills her cocktail shaker with some exciting local spirits that would be a talking point at any festive occasion

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

From wasabi and knobs to gin and vodka, Dorset has taken its local food scene to delicious new heights and is creating a whole new generation of food and drink heroes

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Recipes

Thursday, November 10, 2016

With her newly acquired hens happily laying Lisa Osman wants to bake a special ‘thank you’ cake

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lisa Osman’s griddled beef recipe with spicy Thai dressing is perfect for cooking on the barbecue

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Friday, June 10, 2016

River Cottage head chef, Gill Meller, celebrates the classic partnership of lamb and mint

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April is one of the best months to enjoy eating nettles, says River Cottage head chef, Gill Meller

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Head chef, Gill Meller, creates a delicious vegetarian lasagne using a seasonal leafy superfood

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