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Anna Rose discusses the increasingly popular focus on ‘buying local’, and the potential community-wide benefits
Everyone loves a good roast or jacket potato, a bag of chips or a pile of creamy mash – but the Great British potato is constantly under threat from weather and disease. Lisa Martin discusses some of the pressures that potato growers face, and how a controversial genetic technology could save the humble spud.
We are pleased to be able to bring you the 12th annual Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on July 7.
Did you know that every single one of the baked beans we eat in this country is imported from abroad? Researchers at the University of Warwick are on a quest to breed a better bean that’s 100% British, and Lisa Martin takes a look at why.
February 1-9 sees the return of The Cotswolds Food Festival – BITE 2014. Over 20 venues across the Cotswolds will play host to skilled chefs and food heroes serving up something delicious to avid foodies.
With such miserable weather in the county it’d be a crime not to indulge in a little comfort food, especially when it’s so easy to make and looks good enough for the Bake Off.
We’ve searched high and low to help you find the perfect gift for loved ones this Valentine’s Day
Brassicas are an important family of plants that include rapeseed, cabbage, broccoli, turnips and many other vegetables. Lisa Martin attended the annual Brassica Growers’ Association conference to find out about the latest research into these plants, the challenges faced by Brassica growers, and opportunities for the future.
Start 2014 with a break at Russell’s - a restaurant with rooms - the perfect base to explore the beauty of the Cotswolds
Nobody needs an excuse to eat more cake, but National Chocolate Cake day is a new one to add to the list! Contemporary Cake Designs owner, Xavier, gives his top tips for the perfect chocolate cake.
Anna Rose recalls her Eastern European roots as she prepares to celebrate her very Warwickshire Christmas
A smörgåsbord of culinary delights will be cooked up in a specially designed kitchen by Bower Willis Designs at BITE 2014.
Food & drink writer Louisa shares her family recipe for Christmas pudding, which features some unexpected ingredients...
Inspired by listening to food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart, Lisa Martin explores the issue of food waste and how science is helping to solve the problem.
If you’re a traditionalist at heart or want to try something new this Christmas, we’ve picked out the best food and drink products to enjoy over the festive period.
A company which runs four Warwickshire pubs has been named one of the best companies to work for in its industry by winning a Best Employers in Hospitality award, the third time on the trot it has been awarded this sought-after national accolade.
If you thought a traditional Christmas dinner was a labour intensive roast, then think again. Bower Willis Designs, in conjunction with V-ZUG, have demonstrated how to create a delicious and healthy festive spread with the minimum fuss and maximum flavour.
Baking Christmas cake for a local fair proves more tricky than hoped for new writer Annette
The chill of winter has made itself known over the last week. That means it’s time to light the fire, slowly submerge ourselves in the process of hibernation, don those cozy pjs, not stepping outside unless necessary. Alas, this is just a dream. Bonfire night has now passed and that season of red, gold and green is upon us.
Warning: Buying gifts for foodie friends and family will cause food envy.
Indulge in country house luxury and sample the best that The Manor’s new chef has to offer.
Graham McGinty, the new head chef at The Swan Inn, has launched his festive menu.
Worcestershire’s historic Stanbrook Abbey will be hosting a bake off on October 30.
Nestled away in a quiet North Cotswold village sits a beautifully renovated pub, The Fuzzy Duck.
This month, Tom shares a creamy Italian sausage pasta sauce recipe...
The Hobbs House Bread Making Masterclass offers up an invaluable new skill that will endlessly impress friends and family.
Apple Mania will be coming to Chedham’s Yard in Wellesbourne on Saturday, October 12. Visitors of all ages will be able to celebrate the Great British Apple, with a variety of apple-themed activities and apple refreshments.
Warwickshire-based chain Lovely Pubs has commissioned Birmingham-based Heritage Collection to design and produce a bespoke range of crockery, cutlery and wooden products ahead of the opening of its latest venture, The Queen’s Head, near Bromsgrove.
The picturesque town of Chipping Camden is to play host to the Great Indian Food Feast.
Graham McGinty, Age 26 from Ayrshire Scotland, has joined the team at The Swan Inn. He started chefing at 16 and has since worked at Ayr racecourse, catering at high level functions, as well as the 2 rosette restaurant within The Manor House Hotel in Moreton in Marsh, underneath Head Chef Nick Orr.
Tom Parker Bowles offers a few basic tips for barbecuing, as well as a Marinated Leg of Lamb Recipe...
Tom tells us why April is a forager's delight and shares a wild garlic and nettle soup recipe...
The incredibly popular and loveable chef patron Tom Kerridge, who owns the extraordinary two Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow, is to bring his unpretentious modern British flavours to the Panoramic Restaurant during the Royal Meeting...