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Food and Drink Features

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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14 of the best afternoon teas in Dorset

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

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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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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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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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Dorset cider cake: Recipe

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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Celebrate Christmas and Great British Game Week (November 21 - November 27) with these delicious recipes and take your taste buds for a walk on the wild side

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Gill Meller celebrates everyday seasonal recipes in a new book inspired by the Dorset landscape in which he lives and works

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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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Drawing on his culinary adventures both here and in the States, Nick St Peter, Executive Head Chef at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott, adds a deliciously unexpected twist to classic dishes

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7 fantastic Dorset vineyards

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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Head Chef, Matt Street showcases local produce on his menu at The Eastbury in Sherborne and says autumn is his favourite season

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Breaking News: Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016 winners

Friday, October 7, 2016

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2016 took place last night in the beautiful surroundings of Lulworth Castle. Here we announce the prestigious winners

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We asked our readers to tell us about a local food hero who has achieved something extraordinary that has helped promote Dorset’s food scene to a wider audience. Here’s Dorset Magazine’s 2016 winner

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Here we announce the winner of one of the most popular categories at the Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016, Tearoom or Coffee Shop of the Year

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Dorset chefs are renowned for their expert use of seasonal local produce but who has gone out of their way to showcase Dorset produce on their menu in an innovative and engaging way? Find out 2016’s winner here

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This relatively new category champions one of the nation’s favourite dishes. Here we announce the winner of Dorset Magazine’s Best Dorset Roast 2016

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This award puts Dorset’s hotel restaurants in the limelight. We were looking for venues that offered a superb dining experience in lovely surroundings with excellent service. We announce winner of Best Hotel Restaurant 2016

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