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Christchurch Food Festival welcomes Live on the Lawn

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.

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Still time to sign up to Big Lunch event in Dorset

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.

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TASTE: Why tasty lamb is the ideal Easter choice - recipes

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.

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Award-winning Boscombe bar scoops local CAMRA group’s pub of the year honour

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).

Nicky Findley »

Bournemouth brothers celebrating success of weight-loss protein porridge

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.

Nicky Findley »

Dorset’s top chefs share some fishy tales with local students at Bournemouth and Poole College

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.

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Taste test: Zizzi in Bournemouth opens its doors after refurb

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.

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Patrick’s restaurant manager Lizzie Briscoe to pound the pavement in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

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.

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“My wife does a brilliant roast” - Phil Vickery talks roast potatoes, Bramleys and family meals

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.

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Westbourne Tandoori gets top food hygiene rating after follow-up inspection

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.

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Lunchtimes to look forward to – noodles, salads and sandwiches with a twist

Posted on 10:03am Monday 3rd March 2014

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

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‘Dorset on a Plate’ book proves successful fundraiser for Poole hospice

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.

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Chance to get up close with baker Paul Hollywood at Poole Lighthouse

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.

Nicky Findley »

Tasty recipes from Lorraine Pascale

Posted on 11:00am Monday 20th January 2014

CAREER chameleon Lorraine Pascale’s latest guise sees her judging Sky Living’s new cookery competition, My Kitchen Rules, with Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.

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Australian wines reviewed

Posted on 10:42am Monday 20th January 2014

AUSTRALIA Day on January 26 is one of the biggest celebrations in the calendar, and also, equally importantly, the beginning of the wine harvest.

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Game on: get your hands dirty with White Pepper Cookery School’s Feathered and Furred course

Posted on 10:24am Monday 16th December 2013

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

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Recipes from Heston Blumenthal – sprouts, chocolate “French fries” and triple cooked chips

Posted on 10:37am Monday 2nd December 2013

Here are Heston recipes for you to try at home:

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Top chef Heston Blumenthal's back with clever new twists on classic British dishes

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.

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The Taste Test: Nutrichef’s Rainbow Diet

Posted on 11:00am Monday 25th November 2013

AS a child, my mother always urged me to eat my greens. Now I’m glad she did.

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Hat-trick of Good Food Guide wins for Bournemouth

Posted on 1:00pm Thursday 7th November 2013

TWO of the three Bournemouth restaurants listed in this year’s edition of The Good Food Guide are owned by Andy Price.

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Wines of the week: Sample a smooth, rich red on a cold winter’s evening

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.

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Bonfire night fare for all the family

Posted on 12:00pm Monday 4th November 2013

November 5 might be all about fireworks and flames, but don’t forget the food to go with them.

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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.

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Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar sweeps the board at International Cheese Awards

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.

Caitlin Marsh »

Pop out to try new pop-up restaurants

Posted on 10:48am Monday 12th August 2013

A NEW concept has launched in Dorset which encourages residents to host a pop-up restaurant as an affordable alternative to eating out.

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Search on for a taste sensation

Posted on 11:18am Monday 5th August 2013

A NEW Channel 4 cooking series called The Taste is on the hunt for Britain’s most naturally gifted cook.

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My favourite recipe: Crispy veal escalopes with rocket, parmesan & caper salad

Posted on 9:00am Friday 19th July 2013

This week Dorset veal farmer Ben Bayer shares his recipe

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Learning to create cupcake delights

Posted on 11:11am Monday 8th July 2013

WHEN it comes to cupcakes, I’m definitely more of a consumer than a creator.

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My favourite recipe: Christine Willis

Posted on 10:38am Monday 6th May 2013

EACH week we ask someone to share one of their favourite recipes with readers of Taste.

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How just 99p can make a difference

Posted on 10:26am Monday 6th May 2013

A BOURNEMOUTH restaurant has signed up to a scheme to help poor communities across the world.

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Gluten-free food that’s full of flavour

Posted on 10:24am Monday 6th May 2013

THIS month marked the start of a coeliac awareness health campaign. Local baker Christine Willis has just wiped the floor at the 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards with her gluten-free culinary creations.

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New group joins up for taste of success

Posted on 10:23am Monday 6th May 2013

BUSINESSWOMEN in Dorset enjoyed the sweet taste of success when they took part in a chocolate-making workshop.

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My favourite recipe: Chicken with a walnut topping

Posted on 1:27pm Monday 29th April 2013

EACH week we ask a well known local face to share one of their favourite recipes with readers of Taste.

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Scallops and sunblush mash, Thai beef burgers and choux buns: meet the finalists for young chef of the year

Posted on 3:00pm Friday 26th April 2013

STUDENTS from Christchurch secondary schools cooked up a storm to decide the finalists for the Junior Cook of the Year competition, held as part of Christchurch Food and Wine Festival.

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Buying into British beef

Posted on 11:32am Friday 26th April 2013

BUTCHERS and restaurants across the town are supporting a drive to buy British when it comes to beef.

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Bournemouth Bartenders League. Competition Three - Cognac drinks to suit a revolution.

Posted on 2:17pm Monday 8th April 2013

Having won the first ever Bournemouth bartender league competition, it was down to Adam Haines of Urban Beach to choose the topic of this Cognac competition, sponsored by Martell VSOP.

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Up close and personal with celebrity chef James Martin

Posted on 11:15am Friday 5th April 2013

YOU’RE probably more used to seeing celebrity chef James Martin on your TV screens with the BBC’s Saturday Morning Kitchen.

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Raises your glasses: the Big Bournemouth Beer Festival is back

Posted on 2:45pm Thursday 28th February 2013

The fourth annual Big Bournemouth Beer Festival will take place at the BIC from March 29 to March 31.

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Mackerel baps: not such a great idea after all

Posted on 2:37pm Thursday 28th February 2013

IT was the programme that got everyone talking. Hgh's Fish Fight struck a massive chord with Echo readers. The Taste blog we wrote when the first series was aired in January 2011 remains one of our most read Taste posts ever.

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Bournemouth Bartenders League. Competition Two - Tequila Aphrodisiac

Posted on 1:21pm Tuesday 26th February 2013

There was a time when the thought of ‘a shot of tequila’ would equal connotations of standing at bar, sticky floor underfoot, a line of salt, a harsh spirit and a bitter slither of lemon.

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Perfect pancakes: thin, thick, sweet or savoury, we’ve got all you need to know

Posted on 12:26pm Tuesday 12th February 2013

Nigel Slater and Delia say you need butter. Xanthe Clay reckons an extra egg yolk. Gwyneth Paltrow uses THREE eggs and a slosh of buttermilk, while Jamie Oliver has designed a “one tweet recipe” that could be no easier.

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Welcome to The Bournemouth Bartenders League

Posted on 1:33pm Wednesday 6th February 2013

 A new league has been set up to enable bartenders in the BH area to challenge each other in a series of organised events over the course of the year.

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Delia Smith retires from TV to teach online

Posted on 11:54am Tuesday 5th February 2013

Delia Smith has turned her back on TV to teach us how to cook online as she was tired of having to "entertain". Have cookery shows become more about entertainment than teaching us how to cook?

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Burns Night: how will you be celebrating?

Posted on 11:43am Friday 25th January 2013

MILLIONS of people tonight will be celebrating the life of Scottish bard, Robert Burns, who was born on January 25 1759.

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Facing food waste facts: time to be less fussy about what we eat?

Posted on 12:50pm Thursday 10th January 2013

As much as half of all food produced in the world– amounting to 2bn tonnes worth - ends up as waste, a new report has claimed.

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Jenny's week: Flu stopped play

Posted on 10:00am Tuesday 8th January 2013

First of all, let me begin by wishing everyone a very happy new year. Yes, it’s rather belated, but then everything has either been late or just not happened this Christmas time.

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What do you do with your Christmas leftovers?

Posted on 12:54pm Thursday 27th December 2012

IT can be hard to find new ways of jazzing up your Christmas leftovers.

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The making of an heirloom

Posted on 11:52am Wednesday 5th December 2012

Look! It's my first ever little, delicious, Christmas Pudding!

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Do you care if your vegetables are "ugly"?

Posted on 1:23pm Monday 3rd December 2012

Apparently we'll be seeing a lot more "ugly" veg in our supermarkets this year as stores agree to stock produce that doesn't meet the visual standards required of our carrots and parsnips.

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Ever wondered what a Masterchef skills test would look like if you could only see Monica?

Posted on 10:03am Monday 3rd December 2012

We've not written about this year's Masterchef: the Professional yet at Taste (although we are over the moon to have Monica and Michel back on our TV screens.)

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