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Recipe: Spiced marmalade glazed pork ribs with fresh radish salad

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

This dish is a great sticky winter warmer, or a brilliant excuse to try something new on the BBQ when the sun comes out.

Recipe: Sophie Michell’s Sweet Eve strawberry, fig and rosewater salad

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Sophie says: “I often serve this as a summer dessert on warm balmy evenings. It's healthy, slightly unusual and very pretty. It also works well as a special breakfast fruit salad. You can find rosewater in most supermarkets and it’s worth the effort to get it as it really makes the dish.”

A good shout for sexy, fast-paced, buzzing, centrally located Vietnamese with a modern twist: Review of House of Hồ, Soho

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Food Bites: They’ve joined a few others in the quite recent trend of boozy and bottomless Sunday brunch deals

Quench your thirst with Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

More than 70 real ales and 20 ciders and perries will be available at the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) Beer and Cider Festival in Twickenham next week.

The food was mostly agreeable but the accessories to the experience let it down: Review of Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Food Bites: It’s not a bad place to while away some time.

Recipe: Gluten free chocolate cake with Sweet Eve strawberries and raspberries

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Sophie says: “This is a classic recipe that I love and have used for years. It's very easy and brilliant for people with or without wheat intolerances. It's wonderfully rich, so the Sweet Eve strawberries and BerryJewel raspberries cut through that perfectly.”

A barrel of laughs at the Cronx brewery comedy night

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

The Cronx brewery hope to combine barrels of laughs with barrels of beer by hosting a comedy night.

With price points like this, consistent and high dish quality, a central location and laudable service, there is little to argue with: Review of Picture, Fitzrovia

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Food Bites: There’s a lot to like about this place.

Recipe: Sophie Michell’s Sweet Eve strawberry, raspberry, honey and honeycomb sundae

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Sophie says: “Everyone loves an ice cream sundae and this healthier yoghurt-based alternative is a real favourite. It's simple but very tasty with the honey and strawberries lending most of the sweetness. The Greek yoghurt adds some lower fat creaminess and tang and the honeycomb lends crunch...a real winner!”

Recipe: Streamline chicken & apricot tagine

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

This is a great way of introducing Middle Eastern zing to an easy midweek supper idea. A hearty main course bursting with flavour.

Lunch was perfectly adequate, just not especially noteworthy: Review of Zucca, Bermondsey Street

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Food Bites: Carpet. In a restaurant. In this decade? It just doesn't sit right.

Recipe: Sophie Michell’s Sweet Eve Strawberry, Parma Ham and Parmesan Crostini

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Sophie says: “This is a wonderfully quick and aromatic way to introduce Sweet Eve strawberries into a savoury snack. The parmesan works really well with the strawberries and balsamic with the savoury sourdough being the perfect base.”

Over 1500 foodies flock to festival of flavours

Kingston Guardian:

11:57am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 1500 hungry foodies descended on Marlow on Sunday for a feast of flavours at a food festival, dubbed “a resounding success” by organisers.

Richmond Farmers' Market relaunches with Bamber Gascoigne

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Heron Square was filled with hustle and bustle once again as the Richmond Farmer’s Market celebrated its relaunch.

Find out why you should go, to The Meat Co

Kingston Guardian:

6:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

Knowing when eating at The Meat Co that you are dining in its only restaurant in the country makes it feel extra special.

PAUL bakery branches out into a restaurant: Review of Le Restaurant de Paul, Covent Garden

Kingston Guardian:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Food Bites: World domination can be achieved by the simple and time-honoured act of baking, it turns out.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, goats cheese and black pepper tart

Kingston Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Sophie says: “There is a theory that peppercorns really bring out the flavours of strawberries and I agree. This is a lovely combination, especially when paired with goats cheese. Plus it's a really interesting dish to bring out for vegetarian guests too. I like to serve these tarts with a green salad.”

Food review: Maybe I've lived a sheltered life but this burger bar's alco-milkshake was sublime

Kingston Guardian:

2:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

When people said to me, “You could do with a good hard shake”, I didn’t know what they meant. Having experienced the joy of Blacks Burgers in Epsom I like to think I know exactly what they’re saying.

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.


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