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Whether you’re a connoisseur or just fancy a tipple, there are ample festivals across the Cotswolds catering for beer, cider and wine lovers. Here’s our pick of the best, in chronological order.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Gloucester Quays Food Festival

People in the Cotswolds are spoilt for choice when it comes to food festivals. Here is our pick of the best events celebrating all things great and edible in this pretty region of England.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Avoid sugary foods at lunchtime that cause a sharp spike in blood sugar, followed in quick succession by a rapid fall in blood sugar and subsequent crash in energy levels

Naomi Mead shows us how to avoid afternoon fatigue with nutrition

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Lebanese restaurants in Coventry and Warwick show the perfect fusion of East and West / Photo: Aqua Food & Mood

As readers of my blog will know, one of my passions is researching my family’s heritage through the celebration of culture, festivals and the food associated with it.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Adam Bateman, Walton Hall & Hotel

We find out more about Adam Bateman, the cage-fighting chef in Warwickshire with a penchant for freshly-baked bread.

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Lamb is perfect for March / Photo: Phasut Warapisit

Evelyn Curtis offers up a selection of recipes ideal for March, including lamb in lemon sauce, pineapple meringue, fruity tea loaf and rock cakes

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Extra virgin olive oil

Nutritional therapist Naomi Mead separates the fat from the fiction, explaining why not all fats are bad for you

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Want to know where to go once the days’s action during Cheltenham Race Week has come to a close? To make sure you are at the liveliest party in town we have rounded up six of the best pubs and bars offering live music, so you can carry on partying once you have left Cheltenham Racecourse

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Star Bistro is named People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015

Cheltenham’s StarBistro has been named the People’s Favourite in a national award.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Eggs Benedict

Rose Norman, co-founder of vintage-inspired Herefordshire company Betty Twyford, offers up a recipe for cooking Eggs Benedict using your AGA

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Evelyn's Streusel Tart

Evelyn Curtis offers up some more recipes to ward off the chill, including Irish stew, bacon and cider hotpot and rhubarb and strawberry tart

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Monday, February 9, 2015
Ross & Ross Food

Award-winning food company Ross & Ross Food have launched a supper club, with their first pop-up restaurant event on Friday February 13 2015 at The Straw Kitchen at Whichford Pottery.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fish pie / Photo: Steve Baxter

Evelyn Curtis offers up some winter recipes to ward off the chill, including fish pie, citrus jelly and lemon sponge souffle

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Henley Chocolates

Anna Rose: I’m sure most will admit to a bit of indulgent daydreaming, when from time to time, especially when stuck in rush-hour traffic, thoughts drift into themes such as “wouldn’t it be nice to work from home, where you are your own boss - with no road congestion to deal with.”

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Goose makes a good alternative to turkey for Christmas dinner [Photo - Dar1930]

Evelyn Curtis offers up some tasty seasonal recipes for the Christmas period, including turkey stuffing, whisky peppercorn gravy, party punch and more...

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Friday, December 5, 2014
M'Hencha Stack

Christmas is the only time of year that it is acceptable to eat non-stop, so make the most of it and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink gifts.

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Christmas
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Distillers, washbacks and stills / Photo: Tom Elms Photography

The awarded grant will help the new distillery in Stourton to increase whisky production

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Swan Inn

Promotional feature: The Swan Inn is a family-run business located within the heart of Moreton-in-Marsh, providing food, bed and board, as well as a function room available to hire.

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Welsh cakes / Photo: Neil Langan

November offers a lot to look forward to; rich warming stews, thick soups and hot spongy puddings are high on our list of meals as the colder weather gets under way. Evelyn Curtis shares a few of her favourite seasonal recipes.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A blue tit feeding during the winter months

Promotional feature: As the colder weather approaches, spare a thought for the wild birds in your garden. CJ Wildlife offer some tips on how you can help them survive the winter.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Warwickshire chef Adam Bateman

Warwickshire chef Adam Bateman has been nominated for an award in the forthcoming Hotel Cateys.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Bramley apples / Photo: Red58Bill

Evelyn Curtis talks apples, offering a few of her favourite recipes featuring the much-loved Bramley

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Evelyn Curtis provides a few of her favourite seasonal recipes for September

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Monday, August 18, 2014
El Greco, Stratford-upon-Avon

El Greco is a Greek restaurant in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. 
What would the Bard have made of it, Katie Jarvis wonders.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley is the medical journalist who brought the fast-diet phenomenon to the world’s attention. 
Katie Jarvis talked to him over a cup of tea, with no cake

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Monday, July 21, 2014
Moushumi Moran

Anna Rose discusses the diversity of Indo-Asian cuisine, and the local opportunity to become an expert in traditional Bengali cooking

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Ragley Food Festival

Ragley Hall will be full of food lovers, chefs and artisan cooks for the first ever Great British Food Festival in Warwickshire, which takes place on September 13-14.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Paul Hollywood on BBC's Great British Bake Off

The BBC’s Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood will be making his first appearance at Gloucester Quays Food Festival this month. Katie Jarvis spoke to the artisan baker who’s the best thing since sliced bread.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Regular customers of a pub near Leamington Spa are set to raise their glasses following the launch of a new loyalty card scheme.

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Monday, June 2, 2014
A Greedy Man in a Hungry World by Jay Rayner

Katie Jarvis meets Jay Rayner (for the second time; she’d rather not talk about the first), to chat about his book – Greedy Man in a Hungry World – and why, when it comes to everything we thought we knew about food, we may well have to eat our words

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