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Recipe: Streamline chicken & apricot tagine

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

This is a great way of introducing Middle Eastern zing to an easy midweek supper idea. A hearty main course bursting with flavour.

Lunch was perfectly adequate, just not especially noteworthy: Review of Zucca, Bermondsey Street

Streatham Guardian:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Food Bites: Carpet. In a restaurant. In this decade? It just doesn't sit right.

Recipe: Sophie Michell’s Sweet Eve Strawberry, Parma Ham and Parmesan Crostini

Streatham Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Sophie says: “This is a wonderfully quick and aromatic way to introduce Sweet Eve strawberries into a savoury snack. The parmesan works really well with the strawberries and balsamic with the savoury sourdough being the perfect base.”

Over 1500 foodies flock to festival of flavours

Streatham Guardian:

11:57am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 1500 hungry foodies descended on Marlow on Sunday for a feast of flavours at a food festival, dubbed “a resounding success” by organisers.

Richmond Farmers' Market relaunches with Bamber Gascoigne

Streatham Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Heron Square was filled with hustle and bustle once again as the Richmond Farmer’s Market celebrated its relaunch.

Find out why you should go, to The Meat Co

Streatham Guardian:

6:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

Knowing when eating at The Meat Co that you are dining in its only restaurant in the country makes it feel extra special.

PAUL bakery branches out into a restaurant: Review of Le Restaurant de Paul, Covent Garden

Streatham Guardian:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Food Bites: World domination can be achieved by the simple and time-honoured act of baking, it turns out.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, goats cheese and black pepper tart

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Sophie says: “There is a theory that peppercorns really bring out the flavours of strawberries and I agree. This is a lovely combination, especially when paired with goats cheese. Plus it's a really interesting dish to bring out for vegetarian guests too. I like to serve these tarts with a green salad.”

Food review: Maybe I've lived a sheltered life but this burger bar's alco-milkshake was sublime

Streatham Guardian:

2:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

When people said to me, “You could do with a good hard shake”, I didn’t know what they meant. Having experienced the joy of Blacks Burgers in Epsom I like to think I know exactly what they’re saying.

Thousands descend on Blackheath for inaugural music and food festival

Streatham Guardian:

10:54am Monday 15th September 2014

Thousands of music lovers descended on Blackheath at the weekend for the inaugural OnBlackheath festival.

Elmbridge Food Festival calling borough's best bakers

Streatham Guardian:

3:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Keen bakers with a knead to display their culinary skills can do so in a bake-off, as part of the 2014 Elmbridge Food Festival.

Craft & Grill gets a mayoral opening

Streatham Guardian:

2:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Walton’s newest bar and restaurant, Craft and Grill, was officially opened by the mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Barry Fairbank on August 28.

It might look like a poshed up prison canteen, but who cares when what’s coming from the kitchen is this good: Review of Lyle’s, Shoreditch

Streatham Guardian:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Food Bites: Things aren’t quite as they seem here, but what they turn out to be are all the superior for it.

Recipe: Iced Streamline blackcurrant mousse

Streatham Guardian:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

This delicious iced mousse makes a light and fruity finish to a meal.

Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry Meringue Kisses

Streatham Guardian:

11:07am Wednesday 10th September 2014

This recipe is a great way of using Sweet Eve strawberries while they are in season, so you can enjoy them later in the year. Most people are surprised to discover that meringues freeze well, but as long as they are nice and crisp when you pop them in the freezer, upon thawing they’ll become chewy yet delicately light.

Bamber Gascoigne to re-open Richmond Farmers' Market

Streatham Guardian:

2:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Richmond Farmers' Market will be relaunched in Heron Square, with an opening event featuring author and presenter Bamber Gascoigne.

Tenderstem, paneer and carrot sambhal served with poodla and Pink Lady® raita

Streatham Guardian:

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Tenderstem, carrots and paneer are tossed in mustard seeds, turmeric and lemon juice and served with soft, fluffy poodla (spicy chickpea flour pancakes).

Elmbridge Food Festival launch promises tasty treats are coming

Streatham Guardian:

3:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Foodies are getting ready to enjoy the best of the borough's food and drink with a food festival hoping to create a new landmark on the food-lovers' trail.

Pan roasted duck with a Sweet Eve strawberry red wine sauce

Streatham Guardian:

10:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Sophie says: “Duck pairs very well with fruity sauces and the Sweet Eve strawberries paired with red wine really makes for a comforting combination, perfect for autumn. The red cabbage with its light winter spices is also lovely. I suggest serving this with some rosemary and garlic roast potatoes.”

Refined yet generous and hearty plates of French abundance that feel like a glimpse into what Eric's mamma might have cooked him: Review of Brasserie Chavot, Mayfair

Streatham Guardian:

1:13pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Food Bites: That expression ‘cooked with love’ seems to fit here; there’s a side of Eric’s personality with every plate.

Recipe: Tenderstem kopytka (Polish gnocchi) with shallots and Polish ham

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Kopytka, meaning “little hooves”, are small Polish potato dumplings, similar to Italian gnocchi.

Recipe: Tenderstem galette with lardons, mushrooms and brie

Streatham Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A galette is a savoury buckwheat pancake and naturally gluten-free. In France they often stuff their pancakes with ham and cheese and maybe a fried egg, or perhaps some goats’ cheese and lardons.

A spacious bar in The City with it’s top button undone, that does good reasonable food, great cocktails and often has live music: Review of Forge Bar, The City

Streatham Guardian:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Food Bites: That’s almost my full checklist of a good night out.

Hazelnut meringue and strawberry layer cake

Streatham Guardian:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Sophie Michell’s hazelnut meringue layer cake with Sweet Eve strawberries and raspberries

Recipe: Tenderstem bouquets wrapped in Pancetta served with aromatic Italian cod

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

This recipe is flavoursome and Italian at heart. It combines the flaky texture of cod with the fresh bite of Tenderstem. The delicate flavour of these two main ingredients is enhanced by crisp pancetta and the fresh, aromatic herbs. Great for a family meal and quick-to-prepare for a dinner party.

Recipe: Tenderstem and chicken Vietnamese noodle soup

Streatham Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Chicken & Bamboo is a classic Vietnamese noodle soup traditionally enjoyed at breakfast. This recipe demonstrates making your own chicken stock from scratch which can be frozen and used at a later date. This delicious soup is also warming and wholesome for when you are feeling a little under the weather.

Wandsworth Bake Off wants the borough's best chefs

Streatham Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Pie-makers of Putney, sifters of Southfields, egg washers of Earlsfield and bakers of Battersea get your mixing bowls ready for the Wandsworth Bake Off.

If I choose to eat at a new opening twice in one week, the place is doing something right: Review of Lima Floral, Covent Garden

Streatham Guardian:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Food Bites: With some of the best pisco sours in town.

BBC Good Food Festival hits Hampton Court Palace this weekend

Streatham Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

This weekend, the first BBC Good Food Festival graces the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Charitable pub tour pulling in at Percy Lambert

Streatham Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Britian's Biggest Pub Tour (BBPT), the first and largest pub tour attempted in the UK, is coming to Weybridge.

Recipe: Tenderstem and beef Lomo Saltado

Streatham Guardian:

8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Lomo saltado is one of the darlings of Peruvian home cooking. It is family-friendly and easy to make for guests. If you have everything ready and make the rice in advance, you can have dinner in the table in less than 30 minutes.

Plan a voyage to The Ship for bank holiday indoor market

Streatham Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

It’s always difficult to decide how to spend your precious August bank holiday weekend, writes Ella Griffiths.

The food is not ground-breaking but it’s solid; middle-European classics executed well: Review of Fischer’s, Marylebone

Streatham Guardian:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Food Bites: The menu is full of umlauts that are fun to pronounce with your best Schwarzenegger drawl.

Pink Lady apple and blackberry brown sugar Pavlova

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

This wonderfully decadent dessert is perfect to serve at a large family gathering. New Zealand is home to the Pavlova and offers both Pink Lady apples and juicy blackberries, a perfect combination that will become a firm favourite whenever the occasion arises.

Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

Streatham Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

These quick lamb koftes are served with a flavoursome Tenderstem dip. This easy-to-prepare, delicious and healthy recipe is great for family dinners and perfect for introducing Persian inspired flavours.

Competition for Indian cuisine in London is tough and standards elsewhere are too high for me to hurry back: Salaam Namaaste, Bloomsbury

Streatham Guardian:

9:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Food Bites: It’s ‘fine’ in that it did the job - it fed us and we ate (most of) it.

Foodies Festival returns to Battersea Park

Streatham Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 7th August 2014

A huge celebration of food and drink is returning to Battersea Park.

Poached Pink Lady apples in wine with orange and pomegranate

Streatham Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A favourite to make while entertaining, the wonderful combination of flavours and colours make this simple easy food at its very best.

Pink Lady apple, raspberry and almond energy bar

Streatham Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Fabulously light, gluten free and with virtually no saturated fat, Pink Lady apple energy bars are packed with wholesome calories to supercharge your run.

They could tell us what makes up the brown-green gravy lacquered over the meat, but they would almost certainly have to kill us: Review of Le Relais de Venise l'Entrecôte, Canary Wharf

Streatham Guardian:

1:34pm Friday 1st August 2014

Food Bites: The original single-item menu offering.

Upmarket Italian restaurant San Lorenzo welcomes diners like old friends

Streatham Guardian:

1:02pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The friendliness of San Lorenzo keeps people coming back time after time.

Pink Lady apple, Sweet Eve strawberry, chicken and walnut salad, with quinoa and pink peppercorn dressing

Streatham Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Light and easy to digest, this deliciously nutritious and flavoursome salad will set you up nicely for a summer afternoon run.

Pink Lady apple Persian jewelled rice with pan-seared pomegranate duck

Streatham Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Deliciously aromatic, deceptively impressive-looking, and jam-packed with goodness, this sustaining rice dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Fab Friday: Fringe event gives a taster of things to come at festival

Streatham Guardian:

7:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

Foodies and music lovers can get a taste of what is to come at a charity fringe event before a major food and drink festival.

If the intention is to make guests feel as though they’ve been welcomed into the home of a Jewish family, they’re nailing it: Review of The Palomar, Soho

Streatham Guardian:

10:21am Friday 25th July 2014

Food Bites: Food from modern-day Jerusalem, with influences from southern Spain, Italy, north Africa and the Levant.

Cau makes for a meat-eater's treat

Streatham Guardian:

3:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Like meat? Then Cau is the restaurant for you.

Saturday Kitchen's Susy Atkins talks summer food and wine at Chapters, Blackheath

Streatham Guardian: Wine expert Susy Atkins filmed at Waitrose on Wednesday

10:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Anyone who’s seen Come Dine With Me will understand – knowledgably pairing wine with food is a skills worth having, and some feel under considerable pressure to get it right.

Pink Lady apple buttermilk oat blinis with spiced Pink Lady apple Agave syrup

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Incredibly light and fluffy and so very tasty, these blinis will put a spring in your step!

Riverside café opens in Croydon’s Wandle Park

Streatham Guardian:

5:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

A new café has opened in Wandle Park to add to the growing list of attractions for the increasing numbers of visitors who enjoy riverside walks in Croydon.

Few other places can offer such uninterrupted late-night leisure - with that holy trinity of good food, good drink and great surroundings - at such value: Review of Brasserie Zédel, Soho

Streatham Guardian:

9:43am Friday 18th July 2014

Food Bite: A capacious slice of 1940’s Paris that I don’t think everyone knows about.






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