The Fabulous Baker Brothers

When I interviewed Tom Herbert in June of last year I remember asking him why the Hobbs House Bakery, with its four shops, baking courses and bistro-cafe, had not yet published its own cookery, baking or patisserie book. There are not many family businesses still standing in Britain which have a 120 year old track […]

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The Good Web Guide for foodies

It is hard to believe that in May 2012 The Good Web Guide (GWG) will be twelve years old. Many of us who have spent the last decade online have been using it as one of our resources to find well edited, interesting, intelligent content. It is the thinking reader’s Google shortlist. The GWG website used to […]

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Coles Restaurant, Marlborough

You may find this hard to believe, but Marlborough, in Wiltshire, home of the prestigious private boarding school, alma mater of our future queen, with the longest Georgian high street in England, voted flagship market-town by prime retail names, is, in fact, a foodie Kalahari. Other than the ubiquitous, branded, corporate empires of Ask, Pizza […]

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Pork pies by Adams & Harlow

Adams and Harlow is a small, family-owned business based in Spalding, in Lincolnshire, in the east of England, where both I and co-owner Lizzie Harlow grew up and still live. George Adams and Dick Harlow were the founding fathers of rival pork pie businesses in Lincolnshire. A hundred years later they are now united under […]

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John Jelfs’s pottery

I am one of The Foodie Bugle Reporter pack, and there are three little words that during the course of my life have created palpitations in my heart, a tingling in my soul and a dent in my wallet. Artisanal stoneware pottery. I love cooking, entertaining and decorating my home and for many years I […]

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The Harbourmaster in Aberaeron

Pebble beaches, Georgian architecture, stunning sunsets, beautiful landscape and rich collection of wildflowers are not the only attractions that might draw you to the pretty west Wales seaside town of Aberaeron. It is also a foodie haven for those that love fish, seafood, good wines and excellent service. The Harbourmaster Hotel at the mouth of […]

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Baileys Home and Garden

You are not allowed to photograph in Baileys Home and Garden Shop at Whitecross Farm in Bridstow, just outside Ross on Wye, but we just had to take a few sneaky photos to show our readers just how beautiful it is. If recycled vintage kitchenalia, retro reproductions, monogrammed old linens, French enamelware, industrial lighting, artisanal […]

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True-Cost In Food and Farming Conference ~ by The Sustainable Food Trust

This conference will address one of the most important barriers preventing sustainable food systems from becoming mainstream – the absence of pricing that reflects the true cost of production – True Cost Accounting. At present, food producers are not financially accountable for their impacts on environmental and public health, which means that the polluter doesn’t pay, and […]

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