• “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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Tasting Britain - Rosebud Preserves Review

Review – Rosebud Preserves Christmas Jam Selection

Rosebud Preserves, founded by Elsbeth Biltoft, has been making its jams, chutneys and jellies in Masham, North Yorkshire, since 1989. The company believe in sourcing local produce, cooking traditional recipes; and practising time-honoured techniques. Rosebud products do not use
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Products

Tasting Britain - Rosebud Preserves Review

Review – Rosebud Preserves Christmas Jam Selection

Rosebud Preserves, founded by Elsbeth Biltoft, has been making its jams, chutneys and jellies in Masham, North Yorkshire, since 1989. The company believe in sourcing local produce, cooking traditional recipes; and practising time-honoured techniques. Rosebud products do not use
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Recipes

Recipe – homemade sweet & sour chicken

I don’t know about you but I LOVE takeaways, but always feel a bit guilty about them. It’s not just the calories, it can be good to treat yourself, but it’s the cost of it all. So, I’ve been exploring some homemade versions of my favourite dishes, starting
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Profiles

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Q&A – Jas Hare [Magic Spells Brewery]

Full name: Jas Hare Role: Company Director and Founder DOB: 25/09/76 Birthplace: East London Twitter Handle: @magicspellsbrew Website: www.magicspellsbrewery.co.uk Fun Fact: Jas has an infatuation with Eastern Bloc and Soviet Era cars. He currently owns the biggest private
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Guides

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Guide – 6 Ways To Run Better This Winter / Cancer Sucks

The shadow of cancer hangs over all of us. It hangs over you, me, my loved ones and your loved ones. We’re hoping that it hasn’t directly affected you – but according to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer
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Guest blogs

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Guest Post – Robot Takeaways

Industry expert and all around solid guy Northern Munkee is back – and now he’s turning a beady-foodie eye (…plus a whole load of research) onto technology and what it’s doing for the hospitality businesses. If you buy food and drink,
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News

Jackson & Rye Independence Day Feast – 3rd to 7th July

4th July is upon us and as such, means we should all indulge in a bit of a US-inspired feast. Our friends at Jackson and Rye are putting on a limited edition set menu to help you do just that. I’m afraid this really isn’t one for the veggies, as there’s just one
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Competitions

Competition – 250 pairs of tickets for Eat & Drink Festival

We are excited to offer you a pair of free weekday tickets to the new Eat & Drink Festival taking place from 24th March – 9th April 2017 in London. The fabulous organisers of Eat & Drink are giving us a whopping 250 pairs of tickets to give away to Tasting Britain
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Vegan

Review – Hooba Foods

Catherine, something of a sausage roll connoisseur, decides to put Hooba’s various meat free alternatives to the test. Better for the environment, no doubt, but better in taste? We’re not quite sure yet…  What is it? A range of meat-free burgers,
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