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Serein wines hit the spot

Bournemouth Echo: Domaine Laroche Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2008, France

12:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

FAMOUS, French and fancy; the wines of Chablis are borne from the vineyards lying on either side of the River Serein which flows through the pretty village of Chablis in the most northerly region of Burgundy.

Totally addicted to curry

Bournemouth Echo: SPICY: Anjum Anand

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

MOST of us love Indian food, but cooking it from scratch seems like too much hard work. However, it doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen, mixing and marinading, according to Anjum Anand.

Cider is big business in Purbeck as Joe sees fruits of his labours

Bournemouth Echo: AN APPLE A DAY: Joe Hartle, of Purbeck Cider Company with Joe’s Cider

11:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE first bud burst on the fruit trees marks the start of a cycle that Joe Hartle has honed to produce one of the finest ciders in the region.

Christchurch Food Festival welcomes Live on the Lawn

Bournemouth Echo: Christchurch Food Festival welcomes Live on the Lawn

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

STAFF at The Kings Arms are gearing up for the Christchurch Food & Wine Festival, from May 10 to 11, which looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

Salmon supreme with wild garlic chermoula - Jenny Jones of The Museum

Bournemouth Echo: Salmon supreme with wild garlic chermoula

5:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

This is a perfect Easter lunch dish or you could serve it as a starter, simply take out the potatoes. It is delicious and light, can be made in advance and simply reheated when required. All you then need to do is simply grill the fish for approximately six minutes skin side up. Wild garlic is in season now and is easily foraged in the hedgerow, smells absolutely wonderful and should definitely be tried. If you arn't able to find the wild garlic, normal garlic can be used instead.

Top tips for creating thrifty tasty meals with Jack Monroe

Bournemouth Echo: BUDGET DELIGHTS: A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

BEING on a budget doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on taste and nutrition. Food blogging phenomenon Jack Monroe serves up her top tips

Still time to sign up to Big Lunch event in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: A Big Lunch in Wareham

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

THERE’S still time for Dorset residents to get involved with this year’s Big Lunch on Sunday, June 1, when the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours takes place.

Dorset’s chocolate masters at Chococo share favourite Easter recipe for Lemon Zing Roulade

Bournemouth Echo: The Chococo cookbook;

10:15am Monday 14th April 2014

DORSET’S chocolate masters at Chococo in Swanage, are sharing one of their favourite recipes to ensure your Easter break goes with a ‘zing’.

‘We love a challenge’ says the head chef of Noisy Lobster at Avon Beach, Mudeford

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2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

IF Steve Hall enjoys one thing, it’s a challenge. As head chef of the Noisy Lobster at Avon Beach, Mudeford, he thrives on sourcing ingredients and creating authentic dishes for the eaterie’s many themed nights, including Mexican, Spanish, French and even medieval.

Dorset vineyard wins national recognition for English sparkling wine

Bournemouth Echo: SPARKLING: Winemaker Liam Idzikowski

1:01pm Monday 7th April 2014

A DORSET vineyard has won national recognition for its English sparkling wine made in the first year of production.

TASTE: Why tasty lamb is the ideal Easter choice - recipes

Bournemouth Echo: Chef Mark Sargeant

4:43pm Monday 7th April 2014

WITH Easter around the corner, it’s the perfect time to feast on succulent lamb as chef Mark Sargeant explains.

Cookery writer Annabel Karmel’s family recipes

Bournemouth Echo: NOT JUST FOR TOTS: Annabel Karmel

3:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

CATERING for a family’s varied tastes can be a nightmare at dinner time.

Cookery writer Annabel Karmel's family recipes

Bournemouth Echo: NOT JUST FOR TOTS: Annabel Karmel

2:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

CATERING for a family’s varied tastes can be a nightmare at dinner time.

REVIEW : The Cruel Sea, Penn Hill

Bournemouth Echo: REVIEW : The Cruel Sea, Penn Hill

12:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

AS soon as we entered The Cruel Sea at Penn Hill in Poole we could tell this was the place to be.

Dorset-based winery Furleigh Estate introduces wine to airport shops

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset-based winery Furleigh Estate introduces wine to airport shops

12:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

DORSET-BASED vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate, has introduced its multi-award-winning wine to the World Duty Free shops at Gatwick, Heathrow, Southampton and Jersey airports and the Eurotunnel.

Dig out your cake tins for biggest-ever Great Dorset Bake Sale for Diverse Abilities Plus

Bournemouth Echo: FUNDRAISER: Rock cakes

10:38am Monday 31st March 2014

IT’S time to dig out your cake tins for the biggest-ever Great Dorset Bake Sale in aid of Dorset-based charity Diverse Abilities Plus.

Panettone bread and butter pudding from Beales Gourmet

Bournemouth Echo: WARMING: Tuck into Panettone bread & butter pudding

10:34am Monday 31st March 2014

WITH the colder months soon drawing to a close, there is just a short window of opportunity left to enjoy this dessert created by Tony Beales, managing director and chef proprietor at Beales Gourmet, based at The Italian Villa at Compton Acres – a Great British winter warmer, with added Italian flair!

The Cruel Sea, Penn Hill – fresh seafood tapas right off the boat

Bournemouth Echo: The Cruel Sea, Penn Hill – fresh seafood tapas right off the boat

10:38am Friday 28th March 2014

IT’S not until the boat comes in that local chef Jamie Gray knows what will be on the menu at The Cruel Sea in Poole.

Award-winning Boscombe bar scoops local CAMRA group’s pub of the year honour

Bournemouth Echo: Vivien Hoffman and Harry Seccombe

12:58pm Monday 24th March 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING bar in Boscombe has just been voted Pub of the Year by East Dorset CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).

Bournemouth brothers celebrating success of weight-loss protein porridge

Bournemouth Echo: Brothers Robert and Andrew Sweeney have created a weight loss protein porridge called 'Oomf!'

12:56pm Monday 24th March 2014

TWO Bournemouth brothers are enjoying the sweet (and additive-free!) taste of success with their new brand of weight-loss protein porridge.

Neals and Son Butchers recipes – European stew and ‘bacon and squeak’

Bournemouth Echo: Hearty European Stew

11:23am Monday 24th March 2014

Hearty European Stew (courtesy of simplybeefandlamb.co.uk)

Tuckton butcher is on a mission to teach the internet generation how to shop for meat

Bournemouth Echo: TOP CHOP:  Dan Neal, of butcher Neal and Sons

11:17am Monday 24th March 2014

THE seventh National Butchers’ Week which starts today, is launching a new campaign to teach the internet generation how to shop for meat.

The King’s Arms Hotel: head chef Ian Gibbs excited by developing something “very special” at Christchurch restaurant

Bournemouth Echo: Ian Gibbs

10:21am Friday 21st March 2014

IAN Gibbs has a lot on his plate – literally. As head chef at the Kings Arms Hotel in Christchurch, Ian is charged with devising the different menus on offer, as well as heading up the team of chefs, and being heavily involved in the upcoming Christchurch Food Festival.

Dorset’s top chefs share some fishy tales with local students at Bournemouth and Poole College

Bournemouth Echo: Students from Bournemouth & Poole College

10:27am Monday 17th March 2014

DORSET’S top chefs shared some fishy tales when they got together with local students and food producers at Bournemouth and Poole College last week.

Taste test: Zizzi in Bournemouth opens its doors after refurb

Bournemouth Echo: Zizzi in Bournemouth

9:59am Monday 17th March 2014

YOU could still smell the fresh paint on the walls when Zizzi opened its doors following a ten-day refurbishment for a special VIP charity event last week.

Patrick’s restaurant manager Lizzie Briscoe to pound the pavement in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Bournemouth Echo: Restaurant manager Lizzie Briscoe

9:54am Monday 17th March 2014

SHE’S used to dealing with customer’s orders, but restaurant manager Lizzie Briscoe will be under starter’s orders when she takes part in the Brighton Marathon in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Custom House, Poole: excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere

Bournemouth Echo: Custom House, Poole Quay.

11:43am Friday 14th March 2014

With its sweeping staircase and Georgian features, Custom House is one of the most imposing buildings along Poole Quay.

Perfect location for fun, family dinners

Bournemouth Echo: Frankie and Benny's at Castlepoint

10:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

I REMEMBER going into Frankie and Benny’s at Castlepoint several years ago with my husband and parents for a quiet meal.

Phil Vickery’s favourite Bramley apple recipes

Bournemouth Echo: Chef Phil Vickery

11:29am Monday 10th March 2014

IF you lived at the Vickery residence, you’d certainly be spoilt for choice at dinner time.

“My wife does a brilliant roast” - Phil Vickery talks roast potatoes, Bramleys and family meals

Bournemouth Echo: GET COOKING: Chef Phil Vickery

11:00am Monday 10th March 2014

IF you lived at the Vickery residence, you’d certainly be spoilt for choice at dinner time.

“There’s no comparison” – fresh food is the name of the game at the Riviera Hotel

Bournemouth Echo: CHANGE: Chef Simon Fennell from the Riviera Hotel at Alum Chine

10:14am Friday 7th March 2014

“There’s no comparison.”

Tiien restaurant, Broadstone: delicious food but at a high price

Bournemouth Echo: EXCITING MENU: Tiien Bar and Restaurant at Moor Road in Broadstone

10:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

IT had been years since I’d eaten Thai, so I was really looking forward to my visit to Tiien Bar & Restaurant in Broadstone. Full of expectations we entered the glass-fronted restaurant through a door located on the pavement of Moor Road.

Westbourne Tandoori gets top food hygiene rating after follow-up inspection

Bournemouth Echo: The Westbourne Tandoori

11:30am Monday 3rd March 2014

A POPULAR Indian restaurant has received the highest possible food hygiene rating after a follow-up inspection.

Lunchtimes to look forward to – noodles, salads and sandwiches with a twist

Bournemouth Echo: Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing

10:03am Monday 3rd March 2014

MANY workers simply grab a sandwich at lunchtime, or nip out for a pricey pastie.

Mystery surrounds closure of popular Poole restaurant Georgie Porgie’s at Tower Park

Bournemouth Echo: Mystery surrounds closure of popular Poole restaurant Georgie Porgie’s at Tower Park

12:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A POPULAR buffet restaurant in Poole is shrouded in mystery after claiming to close for refurbishment works over three months ago.

Gold Hill Organics: delivering fresh vegetables from the field to your table

Bournemouth Echo: DELIVERY: Jane Somper of Gold Hill Organics preparing a veg box

4:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

VEGETABLE boxes delivered to your door are all the rage.

Attentive service and sticky toffee pudding worth a return visit alone at The Ox in Lower Parkstone

Bournemouth Echo: DELICIOUS: The Ox at Lower Parkstone

1:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

IT was a glorious sunny Sunday the day we had planned our visit to The Ox in Lower Parkstone.

Wines of the Times: A-list tipples worth splashing out on

Bournemouth Echo: Chateau Miraval Rose 2013, France (£19.95, bbr.com)

1:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

THE 86th Annual Academy Awards always promises an evening of glitz and glamour.

Duck and sour cherry casserole and sticky toffee and ginger pudding

Bournemouth Echo: TASTY: Duck & Sour Cherry Casserole

10:26am Monday 24th February 2014

THIS week we have some Badger recipes for you to try at home. In case you’re wondering, the key ingredient is the Dorset-based ale, not the wild mammal.

The Brit pub, Ashley Cross: revamped pub welcomes Funnybone comedy once a week

Bournemouth Echo: UP AND AWAY: Marianne Brown, owner of The Brit, third left, with her staff

10:42am Friday 21st February 2014

THERE’S a new direction for Ashley Cross in Poole. The Brit pub has undertaken a major refurbishment last month and is offering live entertainment, good food and soon – comedy.

‘Dorset on a Plate’ book proves successful fundraiser for Poole hospice

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset On A Plate

10:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A BOOK entitled Dorset on a Plate, showcasing the county’s finest chefs and restaurants, has been a successful fundraiser for Poole hospice Forest Holme.

Dorset on a Plate – roasted salmon with broad bean salsa verde

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset on a Plate

10:13am Monday 17th February 2014

A BOOK entitled Dorset on a Plate, showcasing the county’s finest chefs and restaurants, has been a successful fundraiser for Poole hospice Forest Holme.

Chance to get up close with baker Paul Hollywood at Poole Lighthouse

Bournemouth Echo: Bake off star Paul Hollywood

10:13am Monday 17th February 2014

IF you enjoyed watching Paul Hollywood cooking up a storm on your TV screen, now is your chance to get close up and live with the TV chef in Poole.

Winter makeover at award-winning Mudeford restaurant The Jetty

Bournemouth Echo: The Jetty

10:09am Friday 14th February 2014

‘JAZZING up The Jetty’ is the buzz word at this waterside restaurant.

Yayu Slocock brings taste of Indonesia to Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Yayu Slocock in her kitchen in Wimborne

10:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

SHE’S on a mission to bring a taste of her native Indonesia to the UK – starting here in Dorset.

Valentine's Beef Welly Recipe by The Museum Inn's Head Chef Jenny Jones

Bournemouth Echo: The Museum Inn

4:45pm Monday 10th February 2014

Valentine's Beef Wellington is perfect for sharing with your loved one, and can be prepared in advance and put in the freezer till your next special occasion.

Miller and Carter: generous portions of quality food and good service

Bournemouth Echo: GREAT MENU AT VENUE: The Miller & Carter steakhouse and grill

10:32am Monday 10th February 2014

AS those with a carnivorous appetite will know, there are times when only a good, juicy, steak will do.

Chef Andy Bates head to Brazil for new series Brazilian Street Feasts

Bournemouth Echo: Andy Bates enjoys a snack in Brazil

10:03am Monday 10th February 2014

WITH World Cup fever looming, chef Andy Bates heads to Brazil for his new series, Brazilian Street Feasts.

Top chef shares tips on how to cook the perfect steak

Bournemouth Echo: EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF: Stephen Coxell

12:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

EXECUTIVE head chef Stephen Coxell at Rancho’s steak house in Bournemouth gives us some prime pointers to cooking the perfect steak.

Hotel du Vin: classic dishes with focus on quality and taste

Bournemouth Echo: Hotel du Vin: classic dishes with focus on quality and taste

9:57am Friday 7th February 2014

FORMERLY the Mansion House, Hotel du Vin & Bistro is a beautiful Virginia-creeper-clad Georgian House nestled in the heart of Poole Quay.



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