Lunch with Elisabeth Luard

Tall native foxgloves nod me through the long lane that leads to Elisabeth Luard’s marshmallow pink Welsh farmhouse. All around me is the rolling pastoral landscape of Ceredigion, a beautiful part of mid-west Wales that leads onward to Aberystwyth and the sea. I have come to meet one of Britain’s most loved food writers, multi […]

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Meet the food blogger: Eggs On The Roof

I started blogging about 18 months ago. I’ve been a writer, broadcaster and journalist for twenty-five years, but when you earn a living as a writer it’s odd how hard it is to find time to write about the things you love best. Food, books, art and photography are my greatest passions and it struck […]

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Barny Haughton at Square Food Foundation

The new cookery school and café at Square Food Foundation is situated in Daventry Park, Knowle West, south of Bristol, in a residential area best reached with a detailed map, clear directions and a dose of chutzpah. When you arrive you enter a huge, open-plan, purpose built cafeteria-canteen: excited children are eating their lunch, chefs […]

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In the kitchen with Sybil Kapoor

Before I arrive to interview a cookery book writer or chef, I always try to imagine what their kitchen is going to be like. I look through their past books or magazine articles, their website, blog and Twitter stream, trying to sneak a peek at their photographs to see what may await me when I […]

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The Stagg Inn

On first appearances you might well be forgiven for not realising that The Stagg Inn in Titley, between Kington and Presteigne in Herefordshire, is the destination eaterie of choice for miles around. There is a very pretty box lined parterre garden at the side of this attractive roadside inn, right in the middle of the […]

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Mackerel on the bucket barbeque

The barbeque is the definitive camper’s companion.  I have a couple that I bring along on our many camping trips.  The mainstay is the old trusty 1’600 RPM’, an old washing machine drum that I rescued from a tip. The beauty of this barbeque is that once the cooking is done, you can chuck on […]

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