Big Lunch is a recipe for community spirit

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

THERE’S still time for Dorset residents to get involved with this year’s Big Lunch on Sunday, June 1, when the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours takes place.

Lyme Regis hotel wins gold and is praised for localism effort in the kitchen

Dorset Echo: Owner of the Alexandra Kathryn Haskins, centre, with some of her staff

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A ‘COMMITMENT to local sourcing’ has earned a Lyme Regis hotel praise for the fourth year in a row.

Fresh flavours in store for Camp Bestival festival-goers

Dorset Echo: COLLECTIVE: Camp Bestival

12:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

FESTIVAL-goers are in for a feast at Camp Bestival 2014.

Dishes from masterchef

Dorset Echo: Chorizo and anchovy pappardelle.

4:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

MASTERCHEF returns to our TV screens this week on BBC 1 on Wednesday.

Taste Best Buys

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:59am Monday 24th March 2014

SAINSBURY’S.

Prosecco producer raises a glass in Dorchester

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:55am Monday 24th March 2014

A RENOWNED Prosecco producer raised a glass in Dorchester on his tour of the ‘wild west’.

Take a walk on the wild side with award-winning Blue Vinny ice cream

Dorset Echo: Take a walk on the wild side with award-winning Blue Vinny ice cream

4:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

A DORSET ice cream company has scooped a top award for its Blue Vinny flavour following a Dragons’ Den-style presentation at a national food show.

Apples at the ready for delicious meals

Dorset Echo: GET COOKING: Chef Phil Vickery

4:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

IF you lived at the Vickery residence, you’d certainly be spoilt for choice at dinner time.

Delivering the best of organic produce

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A CHANCE click led to a tasty new life that has left one Dorset couple feeling sky high.

Batter get ready, the race is on for pancake day

Dorset Echo: Batter get ready, the race is on for pancake day

4:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

PANCAKE Day has crêped up on us quicker than you can say ‘flippin’ good’.

Baking challenge for disability charity

Dorset Echo: TURN CAKES INTO CASH: From left, Des Day and Caroline Pope, both from Supply Shack, with Fiona Hansford and Beccy Payne from Diverse Abilities

4:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

BAKERS are being urged to don their aprons to support Dorset disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus.

Tea lovers urged to take part in the Big Brew

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

STICK the kettle on for a good cause this Fairtrade Fortnight.

Restaurant will offer free pizza for all if social media campaign is a success

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

A DORSET restaurant business is offering fans a pizza the action in a social media campaign.

Radish and Butternut pilaf with Almonds and Greek Yogurt

Dorset Echo: -

10:28am Monday 10th February 2014

The wonderfully fragrant smell of the onions and spices cooking at the beginning of the recipe will really get you in the mood for this delicious pilaf.

Andy Bates heads for Brazil

Dorset Echo: Andy Bates enjoys a snack in Brazil

10:24am Monday 10th February 2014

WITH World Cup fever looming, chef Andy Bates heads to Brazil for his new series, Brazilian Street Feasts.

Recipes for Valentine's Day

Dorset Echo: Warm date and chocolate Valentine pots

10:20am Monday 10th February 2014

IF there’s one day in the year when cooking should be a labour of love, it’s February 14.

Children's book of the week: I Love Mum by Joanna Walsh and Judie Abbot

Dorset Echo: I Love Mum By Joanna Walsh and Judie Abbot

12:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

If you’re after a warm and fuzzy feeling, you could do much worse than read I Love Mum by Joanna Walsh, who previously wrote The Biggest Kiss.

BOOK REVIEW: Release of the week - First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

Dorset Echo: First Love By James Patterson And Emily Raymond

12:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

HE HAS made a fortune from his taut, tight thrillers, most notably those featuring ex-FBI agent and psychologist Alex Cross, as played by Morgan Freeman and, more recently, Tyler Perry in film adaptations.

Famous authors set to inspire visitors to new Dorset literary festival

Dorset Echo: Minette Walters

12:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

A HOST of famous authors are set to inspire literary lovers at a new Dorset festival.

Try a fresh look at your lunch hour to save money and lose weight

Dorset Echo: Keen foodies Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing

4:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

MANY workers simply grab a boring sandwich at lunchtime, or nip out for a pricey pasty.

Taste best buys

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

SAINSBURY’S

Tasty school meals for Dorset

Dorset Echo: Prince of Wales School pupil Rocco Taylor tries a piece of cake supplied by Local Food Links, run by Caroline Morgan

10:14am Monday 13th January 2014

MEMORIES of something which resembles gruel being slopped on to your plate are enough to make you feel five years old again.

Discover colourful cooking with Yayu Slocock

Dorset Echo: TASTY: Yayu Slocock in her kitchen in Wimborne

1:00pm Monday 6th January 2014

IF you are looking for some new food for thought in 2014, then take a leaf out of this new Indonesian cookery book, which will be available later this month.

Try a stylish mocktail

Dorset Echo: Black and Blue Fruit Fool

4:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

CAN’T take the thought of one more sip of champagne? You can have a dry but stylish New Year’s Eve as award-winning mixologist Andy Mil has teamed up with Belvoir Fruit Farms to create two stylish mocktails.

Tiny treats to tempt you and your guests this New Year

Dorset Echo: Goats’ cheese and roast shallot canapes

4:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

CHRISTMAS is out of the way. The terror of the perfect turkey is over for another year.

Learn to get hands on for great meals with White Pepper Cookery School

Dorset Echo: EXPERT ADVICE: Luke Stuart at White Pepper during a demonstration

4:00pm Monday 16th December 2013

I’VE never been scared of getting my hands dirty.

Lodmoor Hill is the perfect place for out of town shopping

Dorset Echo: FREE PARKING: Lodmoor Hill, Dorchester Road

4:00pm Monday 16th December 2013

LODMOOR Hill remains one of easiest places to access, situated just one mile from Weymouth’s town centre.

Santa does his rounds of the pubs

Dorset Echo: Santa does his rounds of the pubs

10:46am Monday 16th December 2013

ANTA Claus is coming to town – or the local Hall and Woodhouse pub, at least.

Ideal place for out of town shopping

Dorset Echo: FREE PARKING: Lodmoor Hill, Dorchester Road

10:44am Monday 16th December 2013

LODMOOR Hill remains one of easiest places to access, situated just one mile from Weymouth’s town centre.

Join in with Great Stir in Victorian kitchen at Wimborne

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 9th December 2013

THE Victorian kitchen at the Priest’s House Museum and Garden in Wimborne Minster will be brimming with the smells of Christmas pudding on Saturday, December 14 from 10.30am to 4pm. Visitors are invited to take part in the annual Great Pudding Stir as the museum spreads a little festive cheer.

New restaurant to open on Poole Quay

Dorset Echo: Owners Nikki and Richard Cooper

4:00pm Monday 9th December 2013

A NEW restaurant, run by a small West Country chain, will open its doors on Poole Quay this week, offering Dorset-inspired pizzas and ciders.

Easy steps to the perfect Christmas dinner

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

THE countdown to Christmas is at an end on Christmas Day, but there’s one last hurdle – the Christmas dinner itself.

What's on

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

Soak your oats overnight to get the best porridge

Dorset Echo: Soak your oats overnight to get the best porridge

4:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

SOAK your oats and fruit overnight in apple juice with dried fruits too. That means it’s ready in the morning to pack into a tub and take to work.

A love of simple and fine ingredients

Dorset Echo: INSPIRATIONAL: Lynette Fisher and her book

4:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

SHE might have been tucked away in a side street off Beaminster Square for the past 22 years but Lynette Fisher’s horizons weren’t always so rural.

Ford Farm cheesemakers face extra demand for Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar

Dorset Echo: BUSY TIME: Director Mike Pullin, of Ford Farms

4:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

LITTON Cheney’s Ford Farm cheesemakers are preparing for their biggest Christmas yet with demand for Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar at an all-time high.

Best buys

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

SAINSBURY’S

Three of the best: Honey

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

Rowse Pure & Natural Blossom Honey, £1.78 for 250g, Tesco Perfect on toast, this has a rich colour and is pleasingly gooey with the blossom giving the honey a distinctive scent. It’s very important to buy British honey too, helping to keep our bees busy.

Dorset Burger Company wins big in the Taste of the West awards

Dorset Echo: WINNERS: Dorset Burger Company’s	Ross Kay and Emma Cogan with their award

2:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

ONE of Weymouth’s newest restaurants is celebrating a prestigious award just a year after opening.

Yotam Ottolenghi on Mediterranean delights

Dorset Echo: Yotam Ottolenghi

10:56am Monday 18th November 2013

Yotam Ottolenghi shares his love for Mediterranean food with Andy Welch

Hooray for Hollywood

Dorset Echo: TIME FOR A BAKE OFF: Bacon & Egg Pie

10:31am Monday 11th November 2013

“Good bake”. “Nice crumb”. “It’s over-proved”. “The gluten hasn’t developed”.

Creative chef Marcus wows TV judges

Dorset Echo: PRAISED: Marcus Wilcox from the Rose and Crown in Trent

10:28am Monday 11th November 2013

A NORTH Dorset chef wowed judges in the first episode of MasterChef: The Professionals.

Scrumptious recipes to support families

Dorset Echo: GOOD CAUSE: No Cook Chocolate Cake

10:26am Monday 11th November 2013

IF you’re looking for a novel Christmas gift idea which will support a good cause at the same time, then here’s some food for thought.

Tins much better than before

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Monday 4th November 2013

Mermaid Hard Anodised Loaf Tin, £26, John Lewis Made from anodised aluminium, this tin’s especially tough and, with a little greasing before baking, loaves fall out easily when cooked. It’s a good shape too.

Pies are members of the upper crust

Dorset Echo: Butcher Sam Miles, left, and Alex Ward

2:00pm Monday 4th November 2013

WHO ate all the pies?

Pizza business set to expand

Dorset Echo: The Stable at the Bull Hotel, Bridport

2:00pm Monday 4th November 2013

WEST Dorset’s famous pizza and cider venture The Stable is set to expand following its success in the county.

Top chefs scoop silver awards

Dorset Echo: Matt Budden

4:00pm Monday 28th October 2013

BOURNEMOUTH’S Arbor Restaurant at the Green House hotel and Highcliff Grill at the Marriott shared a joint silver award in the Eating Out category at last week’s inaugural Dorset Tourism Awards.

Food to help Guy Fawkes Night go with a bang

Dorset Echo: Food to help Guy Fawkes Night go with a bang

4:00pm Monday 28th October 2013

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot.”

Spicy brew is a hit

Dorset Echo: Richard Curry with the infamous drink

12:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

AS I knock back a shot of dark brown liquid, the fiery concoction slides down my throat, clearing my sinuses and momentarily taking my breath away.

Roast dinner challenge for chef

Dorset Echo: Jamie hard at work

12:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

A CHEF at a Dorchester care home is hoping to wow the judges in a roast dinner contest.



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