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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.
Warwickshire chef Adam Bateman has been nominated for an award in the forthcoming Hotel Cateys.
Evelyn Curtis talks apples, offering a few of her favourite recipes featuring the much-loved Bramley
Evelyn Curtis provides a few of her favourite seasonal recipes for September
El Greco is a Greek restaurant in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. What would the Bard have made of it, Katie Jarvis wonders.
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
Anna Rose discusses the diversity of Indo-Asian cuisine, and the local opportunity to become an expert in traditional Bengali cooking
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.
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.
Regular customers of a pub near Leamington Spa are set to raise their glasses following the launch of a new loyalty card scheme.
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
Three days off without a thing to do? Here are five suggestions for what to get up to in the Cotswolds this weekend
Whether you’re planning a picnic or a barbecue this summer, here is a selection of our favourite alfresco dining picks.
Meet the landlords of The Ebrington Arms who are keeping the tradition of brewing bitter and real ale alive
Posh fish is off the menu as Katie Jarvis can barely afford a sardine when she sets out to feed herself on just £1 a day
Anna Rose provides an insight into the distinct culinary traditions of Easter in Ukraine which are practiced by Ukrainian ex-pats across Warwickshire
Cheltenham-based company Contemporary Cake Designs share a recipe for traditional Easter biscuits that can be enjoyed at home, bringing out the Mary Berry in all.
Health coach and nutritionist Andrea Bayles is often asked for a quick detox regime that will help shed the pounds. Some, however, are more effective than others...
Andrea Bayles, a nutritionist based in Warwickshire, takes a look at the potential benefits of a back-to-basics diet modelled upon the diet of cavemen.
As a health coach, Andrea Bayles is often working with her clients to help them determine how they can cook more often and use strategies that get dinner on the table quickly and easily.
We are pleased to be able to bring you the 12th annual Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on July 7.
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.
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.