• “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

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QA – Charles & Ruth Simpson [Domaine Sainte Rose / Simpsons Wine Estate]

Full names: Charles and Ruth Simpson Roles: Owners, Domaine Sainte Rose in the Languedoc and Simpsons Wine Estate in Kent Birthplaces:  Ruth: Inverness, Scotland & Charles: Shoreham by Sea, Sussex Twitter: @simpsonwine  @DSRRuth  @DSRCharles
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Restaurants

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Review – Sutton & Sons [Stoke Newington]

Ask anyone from outside of the UK about the kind of stuff we eat here and ‘fish and chips’ will probably be near the top of a very short list. Sutton and Sons take the premise behind the much loved traditional British chippie and throw in
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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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Products

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Product Review – The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold Whisky

With origins stretching back to 1775, and the current title of ‘UK’s best selling blended scotch’, The Famous Grouse could be said to be very famous indeed. Recently, the folks behind this whiskey decided to create something a little different and what
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News

Best food festival in Essex returns this weekend

With a host of food and drink vedors from across Essex and the rest of the UK, as well as food demonstrations, celebrity chefs and music and entertainment; this festival makes a great day out for families and foodies alike.  Living in Essex, I’m proud of much of
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Vegan

The Deep Pause Retreat

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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Guides

Guide – Energy: 6 ways to increase yours

This article was sponsored by, and written in collaboration with Pharma Nord. The following contains general information about health and wellness. It should be treated as educational and does not constitute medical advice. If you have any questions, you should seek the
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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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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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