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Two cans of lager for a man, or two standard glasses of wine for a woman, might not sound excessive - but regularly consuming any more than this means you're flouting official alcohol guidelines and, yes, possibly damaging your health. New research has found that many Britons disregard the guidelines, and often because they don't [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Bresse pigeon

Courtesy Andre Garrett, Head Chef, Cliveden House Hotel Pigeon (Serves 4) 4 pigeons, cleaned, gutted, crowned, tied and singed with the blow torch When prepped steam the pigeons at 64 degrees for 25 mins, chill down and set aside for service. In a hot pan, fry the pigeon in rapeseed oil to colour and sear, [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

5 minutes with Tom Clarke – Head Chef at L’Ortolan

[vc_row type="in_container" bg_position="left top" bg_repeat="no-repeat" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Vivid recently had the opportunity to meet the new Head Chef at L’Ortolan while he took a break from his busy schedule. Tom Clarke took over the helm of the iconic Michelin starred kitchen at L’Ortolan in January 2015, having joined in 2009 as Chef de [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Talented bakers called to rise to the occasion at this year’s Thame Food Festival, 26th September 2015 at The Thame Food Festival, Oxfordshire

Are you Thame’s best baker? Oxfordshire’s cake king or queen? The Big Thame Bake is now calling for entries as it looks for talented bakers everywhere to rise to the occasion for good local causes at this year’s Thame Food Festival (26th September 2015). Whether you’re passionate about pastry or fanatic about fondants, The Big [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Festivals, Food & Drink|0 Comments

Eighth Thame Food Festival reveals an appetising line-up

26th September 2015, Thame, Oxfordshire The eighth annual Thame Food Festival takes place on Saturday 26th September 2015, bringing a stellar line-up of celebrity chefs and a wealth of good food and drink to one of Oxfordshire’s prettiest historic market towns. Cooking live this year in the cookery theatre sponsored by AGA will be Raymond Blanc OBE, who makes [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Festivals, Food & Drink|0 Comments

Marlow’s monthly indoor market specialising in local FOODS and crafts.

Market is run by Transition Town Marlow (TTM) and it provides a space for new local producers to get started, it's an outlet for established local companies to promote as well as to sell.  It also provides good deals for our customers.  Last Saturday of every month (August 22nd // Sept 26th // Oct 31st [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Is tipping necessary for fast casual dining?

According to research conducted by The NPD Group, a global information company, restaurants such as Wagamama, Chipotle, Yo! Sushi and Nando’s have experienced a boost of more than 11% in annual traffic in six years. have a great sense of what is going on within the hospitality world and they have recently asked 750 [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Brunel Creative Writing Prize 2015 Winner – Animal Cafe

Animal Cafés have started to appear in London over the last couple of years and have proved a huge hit as people across the capital are flocking to cat, dog and even bird cafés and going crazy for this new trend. Enjoying delicious food, tea and coffee with a cat on your lap sounds perfect [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Brunel, Food & Drink|0 Comments

Looking for easy cocktail recipes? Look no further.

Making cocktails at home has never been more popular thanks to most supermarkets having all you need to create a well-stocked bar at home, be it bitters or mixers. So enjoy one of these lovely libations, Whether you're poison is gin, vodka or rum, whip up a cool cocktail in minutes with these refreshing summer [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

River light Restaurant – Summer Menus

Riverlight, the stunning new riverside restaurant in Bourne End is rapidly moving towards it’s Summer launch with updated menus and a summer vibe.   We look forward to our guests enjoying the amazing food and drink prepared by Head Chef, Shaun Jones and his team. Expect seasonally inspired dishes using sustainable local suppliers, where possible. [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments