• “If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.”

    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Cardhu Distillery / Johnnie Walker Visitor Centre, Archiestown, Moray, Scotland

    “You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird
  • “Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one's belt buckled.”

    Frederic Raphael
  • “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”

    William Shakespeare
  • 3 South Place Bar Moorgate - Tasty cheesecake

    “Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially--romanced and ritualised and seasoned with memory.”

    Chris Bohjalian
  • Grill La Tour - Glowing Blue Boxes

    “You have to taste a culture to understand it.”

    Deborah Cater
  • The 'Spirit Of The Malt Tour' @ The Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Banffshire

    “Knowledge is the food of the soul.”

    Plato
  • “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.”

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • Glenlivet Hill Trek / Argocat Tour / Smuggler's Trail, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland

    “I’ll wait until your mouth is full of food before I ask you a question. That’s just the kind of gentleman I am.”

    Jarod Kintz
  • “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.”

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

    François de La Rochefoucauld
  • “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

    Mark Twain
  • “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”

    W.C. Fields
  • “TV cookery is very like internet porn - the overwhelming majority of its audience will never ever get to act out what's happening on screen.”

    www.theskintfoodie.com
  • “First we eat, then we do everything else.”

    M.F.K. Fisher
  • “Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.”

    Anthony Trollope
  • “You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird
  • “You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. ”

    Ronald Reagan

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Profiles

Q&A – Kirsty Dunsmore [Edinburgh Beer Factory]

Full name: Kirsty Dunsmore Role: Founder / Head of Marketing DOB: 02/08/86 Birthplace: Edinburgh Twitter Handle: @edbeerfactory / @kirstyod Website: edinburghbeerfactory.co.uk Fun Fact: “I’m a qualified advertising practitioner and forklift truck driver” J: So, let’s
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Restaurants

Review: Cubana Tapas [Sheffield]

Think of rum fun, tapas and live music and you’d be forgiven for thinking of Cuba rather than Sheffield immediately leaping to mind. But our Charlie thinks you might just want to go and investigate this one. Rating Cuisine Cuban tapas – lots of small plates with a
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News

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Food News: Our friends @ Ceru just their first permanent London site

Followers of Tasting Britain may notice that we tend not to cover new restaurant openings – it is an impossible task in London, let alone the rest of the country. Still, we make an exception for our friends at Ceru, who just opened their first site in South Kensington, on
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Products

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Product Review – Ciroc Mango Vodka

Ciroc, the folks who brought you ‘ultra premium vodka’ (and a whole load of ads featuring P Diddy) have a new trick up their sleeve – a mango vodka. This drink is both strong (in terms of alcohol content…) and very tropical. Our Jack
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Guides

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Guide – What’s It Like Getting Your WSET Level 1 Award in Wines?

For 47 years, the WSET has been teaching (and professionally accrediting) people about wine, spirits and sake. No stranger to any of these delicious things ourselves, we decided to take our first WSET qualification in wine. If you’ve been considering something similar
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Recipes

Recipe – Waldorf Doughnuts with Colston Bassett

Colston Bassett cheese is an award winner. Winner of two gold medals at last year’s World Cheese Awards, the International Cheese Awards 2014 and the Great Taste Awards, it’s damn good cheese.  It’s easy to enjoy, a sliver of stilton, a little celery, perhaps a
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Vegan

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Review – The Deep Pause Retreat [UK, Bali, Singapore]

Life Coach and all round amazing human Danielle Marchant is a Cornish lass. Raised by the rains of a small fishing village, she has left the comforting shores of Cornwall and created a life for herself spanning continents, and arguably consciousness too. Danielle offers
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Book Reviews

Tasting Britain Review Saltwater Kitchen Cookbook

Book review – Saltwater Kitchen Cookbook

“Cornwall flaunts a lifestyle that goes hand in hand with a simple, back to nature way of cooking” So reads the blurb on the back of Muse Media’s new Cornish cookbook. So said Nathan Outlaw when we interviewed him back in March. There’s a buzz around food
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Competitions

Win a meal for 2 at London-based Peruvian restaurant, Coya

The perfect prize for avocado lovers! Experience the delicious flavour and versatility of the foodies’ favourite fruit, the Peruvian Hass, during a meal for two at Coya London.  The Hass variety of avocado is the most popular in the world. They are oval shaped with
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