Food & Drink

Thu, 15:47

Afternoon Tea, once the preserve of high society, is now widely available in cafés, tearooms and restaurants across Britain. This is no less true in the Cotswolds, where you can delight in a cream tea or sip a delicate speciality blend in virtually every town and village in the region. To help you choose, here’s our selection of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea around the Cotswolds.

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Wed, 16:47
BBQ for Heroes raises funds for Help For Heroes, which provides injured service personnel with ongoing support

Help for Heroes is asking the great British public to turn their BBQ’s in to an opportunity to fundraise for our wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans and their families.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Organic Asparagus and Hollandaise Tart by Emily Watkins

With the British asparagus season drawing to a close, this delicious recipe from chef Emily Watkins is a perfect way to celebrate the ingredient.

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Monday, June 22, 2015
The Cotswolds is famous for its picturesque landscape, perfect for a picnic | Image: KPG Ivary

There are many beautiful spots in and around the Cotswolds to lay your blanket down and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic! Here’s our pick of the best.

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Mary Berry visits Upton House which during the Second World War became the 'bank to beat the blitz'

When Mary Berry popped in to Upton House to officially launch its new wartime exhibition, we were thrilled to be able to have a chat with her about her wartime memories, her affection for the Cotswolds, and much more besides...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Fancy a pint? [Photo: Nikolay Litov]

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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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2015

The finalists of the 2015 Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards have been chosen and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on July 6

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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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