The Orange in Pimlico Road

Pimlico Road is one of the prettiest places in London for shopping, walking, browsing and eating. It’s beguilingly village-like in atmosphere, despite being an arterial road at the confluence of Lower Sloane Street, Buckingham Palace Road and Ebury Street. According to the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner the name “Pimlico” is thought to have derived from […]

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Ceri’s Cheese

Hill End Farm is a 200 acre working dairy farm on the outskirts of Britain’s longest village, Brinkworth in Wiltshire.  It comprises a closed milking herd of 100 Friesian cattle, and a thriving cheese, butter, yoghurt, ice-cream and fresh milk and cream business on the side of the farm. Ceri Cryer, the daughter of farmer […]

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The Thoughtful Bread Co.

It was in December 2008 at the Farmer’ Market at Green Park Station in Bath that Duncan Glendinning set up a small stall selling homemade bread baked in a  clay oven in his garden. He asked the customers who came to taste his wares to write on a chalk board what they thought of his […]

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The Abel and Cole organic story

The Abel and Cole organic fruit and veg box company is one of the great success stories of the organic movement. From very humble beginnings 23 years ago, an ex-law student called Keith Abel started what is now a business with a £35 million turnover, delivering lucky dip, seasonal, regional organic produce to over 40 […]

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The Ethicurean at Barley Wood Walled Garden

As far as the eye can see, the broad landscape of Wrington Vale and the Mendip Hills stretches like a rolling green patchwork blanket to the distant horizon. I am standing under an archway in the Barley Wood Walled Garden, just south of Bristol, staring at candy coloured blossom on espalier and cordon fruit trees, growing their slender branches across […]

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“Short & Sweet” by Dan Lepard

Home bakers should thank their lucky stars they are such a well-served group of cook book consumers. Every year at least two or three major baking compendiums are published by seriously devoted authors which go on to become the trustworthy kitchen companions for the crumb, cake and crust cognoscenti. Our top three most used tomes are […]

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