Posted on 9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014
IT’S been a year since she won MasterChef, but life is still throwing up surprises for Natalie Coleman.
Posted on 9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014
DINING by candlelight under a star-studded sky, eating fresh, barbecued lobster on the beach, sounds like the stuff of foodie dreams.
Posted on 9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014
MEN predominantly set the gold standard for winemaking, but women are increasingly discovering the pleasure a career in wine can bring.
Posted on 4:00pm Monday 8th September 2014
LET them eat (cup) cake, for this month marks National Cupcake Week, which runs from September 17 to 21. These dinky desserts have enjoyed a long frosting-filled ride which shows no sign of bottoming out any time soon. They were named cupcakes because the portions of ingredients were measured in cups. The world record for eating cupcakes in one sitting is 29 cupcakes in 30 seconds. Originally cupcakes were called ‘number cakes’ or ‘1234 cakes’ to remember the portions (one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk and one spoonful of soda). Traditionally cupcakes were flavoured with dried fruit or spices, not frosted.
Posted on 11:00am Sunday 31st August 2014
HER grocery shopping list this week included 500 eggs and 60 blocks of butter. Gemma Lewis has been busy baking hundreds of brownies ahead of Jamie Oliver’s The Big Feastival this weekend.
Posted on 10:00am Monday 18th August 2014
DISABILITY charity Motability is calling for supporters to join in with their Tea Party campaign during August.
Posted on 11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014
HE’S known as a high-flyer following his role in Channel 4’s River Cottage, so it makes sense that Gideon Hitchin will be this year’s official caterer at the Bournemouth Air Festival.
Posted on 12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014
Flour power will be the key ingredient of this year’s Bake Off by Breakthrough Breast Cancer to help save lives.
Posted on 10:00am Saturday 21st June 2014
A NEW Cheese and Chilli Festival looks set to get people’s taste buds tingling this weekend at Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel Gate, from 10am to 6pm today and tomorrow.
Posted on 9:00am Saturday 17th May 2014
FORGET slaving and sweating away in the kitchen for hours – wow your family and friends with fabulous food that’s tasty and simple to prepare.
Posted on 1:25pm Monday 28th April 2014
A POPULAR seafront restaurant that was bulldozed after becoming embroiled in a six-year planning wrangle is finally trading again.
Posted on 1:33pm Monday 28th April 2014
BAKERS across Dorset are being urged to sign up to this year’s Great Dorset Bake Sale, in aid of Dorset disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus.
Posted on 11:00am Monday 21st April 2014
STAFF at The Kings Arms are gearing up for the Christchurch Food & Wine Festival, from May 10 to 11, which looks set to be bigger and better than ever.
Posted on 11:00am 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.
Posted on 4:43pm Monday 7th April 2014
WITH Easter around the corner, it’s the perfect time to feast on succulent lamb as chef Mark Sargeant explains.
Posted on 12:58pm Monday 24th March 2014
AN AWARD-WINNING bar in Boscombe has just been voted Pub of the Year by East Dorset CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).
Posted on 12:56pm Monday 24th March 2014
TWO Bournemouth brothers are enjoying the sweet (and additive-free!) taste of success with their new brand of weight-loss protein porridge.
Posted on 10:27am Monday 17th March 2014
DORSET’S top chefs shared some fishy tales when they got together with local students and food producers at Bournemouth and Poole College last week.
Posted on 9:59am Monday 17th March 2014
YOU could still smell the fresh paint on the walls when Zizzi opened its doors following a ten-day refurbishment for a special VIP charity event last week.
Posted on 9:54am Monday 17th March 2014
SHE’S used to dealing with customer’s orders, but restaurant manager Lizzie Briscoe will be under starter’s orders when she takes part in the Brighton Marathon in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Posted on 11:00am Monday 10th March 2014
IF you lived at the Vickery residence, you’d certainly be spoilt for choice at dinner time.
Posted on 11:30am Monday 3rd March 2014
A POPULAR Indian restaurant has received the highest possible food hygiene rating after a follow-up inspection.
Posted on 10:03am Monday 3rd March 2014
MANY workers simply grab a sandwich at lunchtime, or nip out for a pricey pastie.
Posted on 10:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014
A BOOK entitled Dorset on a Plate, showcasing the county’s finest chefs and restaurants, has been a successful fundraiser for Poole hospice Forest Holme.
Posted on 10:13am Monday 17th February 2014
IF you enjoyed watching Paul Hollywood cooking up a storm on your TV screen, now is your chance to get close up and live with the TV chef in Poole.
Posted on 10:24am Monday 16th December 2013
I’VE never been scared to getting my hands dirty.
Posted on 10:37am Monday 2nd December 2013
Here are Heston recipes for you to try at home:
Posted on 10:31am Monday 2nd December 2013
Whether at his world-famous Fat Duck restaurant or on our TV screens, Heston Blumenthal is known for his crazy creations. He’s back on the box tomorrow with a new series giving his trademark twist to classic British dishes.
Posted on 2:00pm Tuesday 5th November 2013
IF you like a smooth, rich, full-bodied red then this week’s top tip is the new Apothic Red from E&J Gallo.
My favourite recipe: roast turbot served with a watercress and celery salad and walnut and artichoke
Posted on 10:47am Monday 28th October 2013
IF you would like to try your hand at fine dining, then check out this stunning dish – roast turbot served with a watercress and celery salad and walnut and artichoke.
Posted on 1:24pm Monday 9th September 2013
DORSET-based Ford Farm is celebrating a number of accolades for its Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar.
Posted on 9:00am Friday 19th July 2013
This week Dorset veal farmer Ben Bayer shares his recipe