Anna Del Conte Cokking Review

As a Lombard living in Britain for a quarter of a century, there is one cookery writer whose work has influenced my life more than any other, and who I wanted to meet ever since the publication of  “Portrait of Pasta” in 1976. Since then, “The Classic Food of Northern Italy”, “The Gastronomy of Italy”, […]

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Designs and prints by Kiran Ravilious

From the moment we caught sight of Kiran Ravilious’ beautiful prints and designs on aprons, tea towels, nakpkins, cards and shopping bags, we beat a hasty retreat back to HQ to make sure she was included in our list of “must have” things for the kitchen and dining room. We love her use of bold […]

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Norfolk Saffron Risotto

We stock Norfolk Saffron, grown by Sally Francis, in The Foodie Bugle Shop, but until I contacted Sally I had no idea you could grow saffron in East Anglia, nor that it has grown there historically. A tiny amount goes a long, long way – I just use a pinch to make a golden Milanese risotto […]

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Colonna and Small’s

The trend for independent, specialist coffee shops is growing in Britain and our lifestyles are becoming increasingly in tune with Continental Europe, where a morning, mid-morning and post-prandial coffee is now the accepted norm. Recent industry studies have shown that the £5 billion coffee shop market in the UK continues to grow, year on year, […]

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How I set up my chocolate business?

I am the founder and head chocolatier at Boutique Aromatique, a chocolaterie, patisserie and sweet pantry situated at the entrance of the Welbeck Farmshop in the courtyard of the Welbeck estate in rural Nottinghamshire.  I have a passion for natural ingredients, botanicals and perfumery – all which inspire and inform my work and are at the heart of everything I […]

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Westover Hall Hotel

The sweeping views across the clear blue Solent right to the Isle of Wight on a clear day are one of the many reasons to visit Westover Hall. It was once the Victorian home of Alexander Siemens, the General electrical engineering industrialist who came to settle in the sleepy seaside town of Milford-on-Sea in Hampshire […]

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