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Thousands descend on Blackheath for inaugural music and food festival

Kingston Guardian:

10:54am Monday 15th September 2014

Thousands of music lovers descended on Blackheath at the weekend for the inaugural OnBlackheath festival.

Elmbridge Food Festival calling borough's best bakers

Kingston Guardian:

3:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Keen bakers with a knead to display their culinary skills can do so in a bake-off, as part of the 2014 Elmbridge Food Festival.

Craft & Grill gets a mayoral opening

Kingston Guardian:

2:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Walton’s newest bar and restaurant, Craft and Grill, was officially opened by the mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Barry Fairbank on August 28.

It might look like a poshed up prison canteen, but who cares when what’s coming from the kitchen is this good: Review of Lyle’s, Shoreditch

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Food Bites: Things aren’t quite as they seem here, but what they turn out to be are all the superior for it.

Recipe: Iced Streamline blackcurrant mousse

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

This delicious iced mousse makes a light and fruity finish to a meal.

Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry Meringue Kisses

Kingston Guardian:

11:07am Wednesday 10th September 2014

This recipe is a great way of using Sweet Eve strawberries while they are in season, so you can enjoy them later in the year. Most people are surprised to discover that meringues freeze well, but as long as they are nice and crisp when you pop them in the freezer, upon thawing they’ll become chewy yet delicately light.

Bamber Gascoigne to re-open Richmond Farmers' Market

Kingston Guardian:

2:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Richmond Farmers' Market will be relaunched in Heron Square, with an opening event featuring author and presenter Bamber Gascoigne.

Tenderstem, paneer and carrot sambhal served with poodla and Pink Lady® raita

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Tenderstem, carrots and paneer are tossed in mustard seeds, turmeric and lemon juice and served with soft, fluffy poodla (spicy chickpea flour pancakes).

Elmbridge Food Festival launch promises tasty treats are coming

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Foodies are getting ready to enjoy the best of the borough's food and drink with a food festival hoping to create a new landmark on the food-lovers' trail.

Pan roasted duck with a Sweet Eve strawberry red wine sauce

Kingston Guardian:

10:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Sophie says: “Duck pairs very well with fruity sauces and the Sweet Eve strawberries paired with red wine really makes for a comforting combination, perfect for autumn. The red cabbage with its light winter spices is also lovely. I suggest serving this with some rosemary and garlic roast potatoes.”

Refined yet generous and hearty plates of French abundance that feel like a glimpse into what Eric's mamma might have cooked him: Review of Brasserie Chavot, Mayfair

Kingston Guardian:

1:13pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Food Bites: That expression ‘cooked with love’ seems to fit here; there’s a side of Eric’s personality with every plate.

Recipe: Tenderstem kopytka (Polish gnocchi) with shallots and Polish ham

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Kopytka, meaning “little hooves”, are small Polish potato dumplings, similar to Italian gnocchi.

Recipe: Tenderstem galette with lardons, mushrooms and brie

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A galette is a savoury buckwheat pancake and naturally gluten-free. In France they often stuff their pancakes with ham and cheese and maybe a fried egg, or perhaps some goats’ cheese and lardons.

A spacious bar in The City with it’s top button undone, that does good reasonable food, great cocktails and often has live music: Review of Forge Bar, The City

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Food Bites: That’s almost my full checklist of a good night out.

Hazelnut meringue and strawberry layer cake

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Sophie Michell’s hazelnut meringue layer cake with Sweet Eve strawberries and raspberries

Recipe: Tenderstem bouquets wrapped in Pancetta served with aromatic Italian cod

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

This recipe is flavoursome and Italian at heart. It combines the flaky texture of cod with the fresh bite of Tenderstem. The delicate flavour of these two main ingredients is enhanced by crisp pancetta and the fresh, aromatic herbs. Great for a family meal and quick-to-prepare for a dinner party.

Recipe: Tenderstem and chicken Vietnamese noodle soup

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Chicken & Bamboo is a classic Vietnamese noodle soup traditionally enjoyed at breakfast. This recipe demonstrates making your own chicken stock from scratch which can be frozen and used at a later date. This delicious soup is also warming and wholesome for when you are feeling a little under the weather.

Wandsworth Bake Off wants the borough's best chefs

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Pie-makers of Putney, sifters of Southfields, egg washers of Earlsfield and bakers of Battersea get your mixing bowls ready for the Wandsworth Bake Off.

If I choose to eat at a new opening twice in one week, the place is doing something right: Review of Lima Floral, Covent Garden

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Food Bites: With some of the best pisco sours in town.

BBC Good Food Festival hits Hampton Court Palace this weekend

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

This weekend, the first BBC Good Food Festival graces the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Charitable pub tour pulling in at Percy Lambert

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Britian's Biggest Pub Tour (BBPT), the first and largest pub tour attempted in the UK, is coming to Weybridge.

Recipe: Tenderstem and beef Lomo Saltado

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Lomo saltado is one of the darlings of Peruvian home cooking. It is family-friendly and easy to make for guests. If you have everything ready and make the rice in advance, you can have dinner in the table in less than 30 minutes.

Plan a voyage to The Ship for bank holiday indoor market

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

It’s always difficult to decide how to spend your precious August bank holiday weekend, writes Ella Griffiths.

The food is not ground-breaking but it’s solid; middle-European classics executed well: Review of Fischer’s, Marylebone

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Food Bites: The menu is full of umlauts that are fun to pronounce with your best Schwarzenegger drawl.

Pink Lady apple and blackberry brown sugar Pavlova

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

This wonderfully decadent dessert is perfect to serve at a large family gathering. New Zealand is home to the Pavlova and offers both Pink Lady apples and juicy blackberries, a perfect combination that will become a firm favourite whenever the occasion arises.

Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

These quick lamb koftes are served with a flavoursome Tenderstem dip. This easy-to-prepare, delicious and healthy recipe is great for family dinners and perfect for introducing Persian inspired flavours.

Competition for Indian cuisine in London is tough and standards elsewhere are too high for me to hurry back: Salaam Namaaste, Bloomsbury

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Food Bites: It’s ‘fine’ in that it did the job - it fed us and we ate (most of) it.

Foodies Festival returns to Battersea Park

Kingston Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 7th August 2014

A huge celebration of food and drink is returning to Battersea Park.

Poached Pink Lady apples in wine with orange and pomegranate

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A favourite to make while entertaining, the wonderful combination of flavours and colours make this simple easy food at its very best.

Pink Lady apple, raspberry and almond energy bar

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Fabulously light, gluten free and with virtually no saturated fat, Pink Lady apple energy bars are packed with wholesome calories to supercharge your run.

They could tell us what makes up the brown-green gravy lacquered over the meat, but they would almost certainly have to kill us: Review of Le Relais de Venise l'Entrecôte, Canary Wharf

Kingston Guardian:

1:34pm Friday 1st August 2014

Food Bites: The original single-item menu offering.

Upmarket Italian restaurant San Lorenzo welcomes diners like old friends

Kingston Guardian:

1:02pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The friendliness of San Lorenzo keeps people coming back time after time.

Pink Lady apple, Sweet Eve strawberry, chicken and walnut salad, with quinoa and pink peppercorn dressing

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Light and easy to digest, this deliciously nutritious and flavoursome salad will set you up nicely for a summer afternoon run.

Pink Lady apple Persian jewelled rice with pan-seared pomegranate duck

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Deliciously aromatic, deceptively impressive-looking, and jam-packed with goodness, this sustaining rice dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Fab Friday: Fringe event gives a taster of things to come at festival

Kingston Guardian:

7:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

Foodies and music lovers can get a taste of what is to come at a charity fringe event before a major food and drink festival.

If the intention is to make guests feel as though they’ve been welcomed into the home of a Jewish family, they’re nailing it: Review of The Palomar, Soho

Kingston Guardian:

10:21am Friday 25th July 2014

Food Bites: Food from modern-day Jerusalem, with influences from southern Spain, Italy, north Africa and the Levant.

Cau makes for a meat-eater's treat

Kingston Guardian:

3:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Like meat? Then Cau is the restaurant for you.

Saturday Kitchen's Susy Atkins talks summer food and wine at Chapters, Blackheath

Kingston Guardian: Wine expert Susy Atkins filmed at Waitrose on Wednesday

10:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Anyone who’s seen Come Dine With Me will understand – knowledgably pairing wine with food is a skills worth having, and some feel under considerable pressure to get it right.

Pink Lady apple buttermilk oat blinis with spiced Pink Lady apple Agave syrup

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Incredibly light and fluffy and so very tasty, these blinis will put a spring in your step!

Riverside café opens in Croydon’s Wandle Park

Kingston Guardian:

5:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

A new café has opened in Wandle Park to add to the growing list of attractions for the increasing numbers of visitors who enjoy riverside walks in Croydon.

Few other places can offer such uninterrupted late-night leisure - with that holy trinity of good food, good drink and great surroundings - at such value: Review of Brasserie Zédel, Soho

Kingston Guardian:

9:43am Friday 18th July 2014

Food Bite: A capacious slice of 1940’s Paris that I don’t think everyone knows about.

Pink Lady apple and fennel salad with pine nuts, parmesan and shallot dressing

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

This very easy to make Italian salad is delicate, fresh-tasting and crunchy. The sweetness of the Pink Lady apple complements the aniseed flavour of the fennel.

Simple Sweet Eve Strawberry Cheesecake

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

This strawberry cheesecake is an absolute doddle to make and will freeze well for up to 3 months. For the best results, cut the cheesecake into wedges while it is still slightly frozen in the middle.

How to freeze pureed strawberries by Justine Pattison

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Monday 14th July 2014

This method is ideal for sauces and smoothies or for making into mousses, soufflés, fools, fruity yogurt or fromage frais.

How to freeze strawberries ‘open frozen’ by Justine Pattison

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

This freezing method is best when you are going to be cooking the strawberries from frozen for jam, pies and crumbles or when the strawberries are fully thawed and then whizzed into a puree for making cheesecakes, mousses, fools and soufflés.This freezing method is best when you are going to be cooking the strawberries from frozen for jam, pies and crumbles or when the strawberries are fully thawed and then whizzed into a puree for making cheesecakes, mousses, fools and soufflés.

Double portion of pop up delights at Nine Elms

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Monday 14th July 2014

An inner city twilight zone, undergoing a huge transformation, will host two pop-up food events this summer.

The brand has blossomed into a devilishly handsome young buck that flirts with wild abandon from the menu: Review of Arabica Bar & Kitchen, Borough Market.

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Food Bites: Making people happy through that age-old winning combination of warm hospitality and very good food.

Crystal Palace gets 'Cheese Crawl' this weekend

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9:14am Friday 11th July 2014

Crystal Palace’s foodies are set to unite on Saturday (July 12) at a pub crawl with a funky twist.

Fab Friday: Blues man getting his rock on ahead of Fab festival

Kingston Guardian:

10:07am Friday 11th July 2014

A veteran blues performer who is no stranger to the Richmond music scene hopes to wow crowds with his new rock style this summer.

Pain perdu with caramelised Pink Lady apple wedges, plums and walnuts

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A wonderfully decadent breakfast or brunch dish, pain perdu means ‘lost bread’ and can be made using any left over bread. Luxurious brioche is used in this easy to prepare French recipe.






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