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Food and Drink

Grilled Merrifield Farm chicken salad with summer vegetable garden, citrus mayo, truffle & parmesan dressing

Grilled Merrifield Farm chicken salad with summer vegetable garden, citrus mayo,truffle & parmesan dressing

Organix Secret Strawberry Heart Muffins

Organix Secret Strawberry Heart Muffins

Traditional afternoon tea at the Hallmark Hotel & Spa

A perfect afternoon tea for two at The Hallmark Hotel

Children’s food expert Lucy Thomas runs fun workshops encouraging children to love fruit and vegetables.

How Organix is encouraging kids to eat their fruit and veg

Entries now open for the South West Chef of the Year 2015

Could you be the South West Chef of the Year?

Some tasty treats courtesy of The Feast Collective

Satay, sushi and seafood at Bestival’s The Feast Collective

A selection of starters at 'The Verve Carvery' at The Village Hotel and Leisure Club

The Village Carvery: Amazing value, excellent food and top Yorkshire puds

Kings Hotel restaurant review. Picture from Harbour Hotel Group

The Kings: Delicious seafood and possibly the best fish and chips you’ll ever eat

Pumpernickel bread

Pumpernickel bread

The Date Night Cook Book

The Date Night Cook Book

Picture by Steve Belasco/jurassicphotographic.com

19 of the best beer gardens in Dorset and the New Forest

£5 off fish and chips for two at Harry Ramsden's

£5 off fish and chips for two at Harry Ramsden's and 21 other #Food15 offers not to miss

Zoukinis in Westbourne one of the restaurants taking part in the #FOOD15 offer

New food for thought with #FOOD15 deals

Olly Smith at his wine tasting event at Hotel Du Vin in Poole.

"I’ve got an amazing job" - TV wine expert Olly Smith visits Poole

Photos by Julie Joy

A Night in Wonderland at Bournemouth & Poole College.

Expert curry chef, Cyrus Todiwala, with catering students at Bournemouth and Poole College.

Expert curry chef, Cyrus Todiwala, spices up the kitchen at Bournemouth and Poole College

Westbourne High Street

Seven restaurants that prove Westbourne is foodie heaven

Jez and Niki Barfoot outside the new look Tickled Pig

The new-look Tickled Pig set to unveil a brand new breed of delicatessen café and kitchen.

Bournemouth Vegan Fair 2014 - Lizzi Shaw and Graham Shaw

Don't miss Bournemouth's Vegan Fair

Deep fried Camembert starter

Fahrenheit Bar & Grill: food so good you'll forget you're in a casino

Asparagus and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Recipe: Matt Follas' Asparagus and Goat’s Cheese Tart


Celebrate National Vegetarian Week with this meat-free meal plan.

Cherry & Chocolate Pot Dessert

Two recipes from Diabetes UK for a delicious and healthy family meal

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009, West Sussex, available from waitrosecellar.com.

Toast English Wine Week with these sparkling wines

Stunning food and exceptional service - Cambium at Careys Manor is a feast for all the senses

Stunning food and exceptional service - Cambium at Careys Manor is a feast for all the senses

The Jetty shortlisted for The Caterer’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award

Compton Acres Tea Rooms in Poole.

Restaurant review: Compton Acres Cafe Tea Rooms

Getting to grips with some finger foods.

Finger food fun by Bournemouth's experts at Organix

Chef Ed Baines

Swanage to host its first Fish Festival in June

Paella one of the main courses at Tapas Plus

Restaurant review: Tapas Plus is a tasty treat

Levi Roots, who is appearing at the 2015 Christchurch Food & Wine Festival.

This year's Christchurch Food & Wine Festival looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

Andy and Claire Burnet behind the counter of their Chococo Purbeck Chocolate Company in Swanage.

Dorset's Chococo in Swanage wins hat trick of awards

Award-winning chocolatier Kerry Witt

Award-winning chocolatier Kerry Witt enjoys sweet taste of success

Westbourne Tandoori Restaurant in Westbourne

Restaurant Review: The Westbourne Tandoori - traditional Indian cuisine and excellent service

Naomi Callaghan of Boundary Teas

Boundary Teas to field their wares at the inaugural Festival of Cricket at Dean Park next weekend.

The Jetty

Review: The Jetty - Outstanding food at the waters edge

Banoffee Pie

Rosemary Shrager shares her recipes for Banoffee pie and Carrot Cake

Mood foods

How to eat your way to a better mood

Smokeys burger bar, Ashley Road, Poole.

Smokeys: Is this the best burger bar in town?

Author Ali Ray

Pitch Up, Eat Local. Where to camp, where to eat and how to cook it

Launch of Brew Up for Dementia Campaign

Put the kettle on and help dementia sufferers at Bournemouth Hospital

Declan Chubb, new chef at Cranborne Garden Centre cafe.

New Chef Cooking Up A Storm At Cranborne Garden Centre cafe

Rebecca Read who has received an Engage Mutual Foundation personal grant

Baking her Way Back to Good Health

Russell Brown chef patron of Dorset's famous Sienna restaurant

Michelin-starred event for catering students at Bournemouth & Poole College

Lekue Microwave Omelette Maker, Lakeland.co.uk.

THREE OF THE BEST... Time-saving kitchen gadgets

Celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.

Try these three recipes from Raymond Blanc's latest book, Kew On A Plate

Big Bournemouth Beer Festival returns to the BIC this Easter bank holiday weekend.

Judges Andre Garrett, executive head chef at Clivedon House, Martyn Nail, executive chef at Claridge's and Sarah Howard of the RACA .

Bournemouth & Poole College hosts Royal Academy of Culinary Arts competition

The New Inn at Church Knowle

Restaurant Review: Good, hearty food at The New Inn at Church Knowle

Hot Cross Buns

5 Easter recipes to try out this weekend

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