Hamper heaven

Oct

26

2016

Hamper heaven

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Stuck for what to give someone for Christmas? Charlotte Pearson finds a company who can help. Anyone that has put together a hamper for a loved one will know it always works best when it comes from the heart. This is something that Hannah Greenlees, director of Blue Star Hamper Company, also believes...

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Wonder Wahaca

Oct

26

2016

Wonder Wahaca

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Laura Cartledge heads to Wahaca and finds herself transported to Mexico. In Chichester it is fair to say there is an abundance of places you could eat but ask people where you should eat and the list is somewhat shorter. The number of cafes and chain eateries often makes the headlines as locals bemoan...

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The queen of cakes

Oct

10

2016

The queen of cakes

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Many people go to New York for the shops, but Charlotte Pearson meets one woman who learnt all about buttercream instead. Before it became gentrified, Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen was a run-down neighbourhood best known for its history of gangs and mobs rather than its cupcakes. But it was here, when...

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Voyage of  discovery

Aug

23

2016

Voyage of discovery

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Tom Flint heads to Guernsey for a gastronomic journey. When you think of great food destinations Guernsey might not be at the top your list. However, with more and more of us looking at domestic holiday destinations, this little island has a lot to offer the food-focused traveller. Cobo Bay I spent...

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Gin and bear it

Aug

8

2016

Gin and bear it

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Tom Flint meets the two men behind Brighton’s quirky gin business. For most people who start a business it tends to be something that they have planned and thought about for many years; often pursuing a life long dream or ambition. Others may have worked their way up through the ranks in a company...

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Make your own etc cocktail

Jul

29

2016

Make your own etc cocktail

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Relax this summer with an etc cocktail. As the summer nights are starting to get warmer what perfect way to chill out then with this Hampshire Garden cocktail created exclusively for etc Magazine. Joe Walshe, head bartender at Las Iguanas Gunwharf Quays has created this sweet yet punchy cocktail, which...

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Totally tealicious

Jul

27

2016

Totally tealicious

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Laura Cartledge discovers a revolution is brewing in Lewes. Recent years have seen a coffee revolution. Fresh-ground, newfangled roasting machines and artisan blends have not only overtaken the classic flat white, in Pauline Maniere’s opinion tea also has catching up to do. Pauline. Pic – Robbins...

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Perfecting pastry

Jul

13

2016

Perfecting pastry

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A cooking class shows Charlotte Pearson there is nothing to fear when it comes to pastry. The thought of making pastry, be it choux or puff, used to fill me with dread at having to spend a whole day folding and chilling slabs of butter. Martin Hadden That was until I did the ‘perfect pastry’ course...

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Spinnaker Tower Skydining

Jun

30

2016

Spinnaker Tower Skydining

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Laura Cartledge previews a pop-up dining experience coming to the skies of Portsmouth. Everyone knows the Spinnaker Tower. It is an iconic Portsmouth landmark, a favourite with visitors and from this month a restaurant boasting a view unlike any other. The pop-up, running on Friday evenings from July...

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Take a seat

May

25

2016

Take a seat

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Laura Cartledge finds faultless food in Arundel. There are a lot of reasons to be excited about a visit to The Parsons Table. In my case I have been following the restaurant on Instagram, the photo-sharing website, for months Scallops and it had given me a hunger only a visit could quell. Granted I...

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