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Feels like a secret bolt-hole only you and those dining around you know of: Review of PipsDish, Covent Garden

Elmbridge Guardian: PipsDish

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Food Bites: A blueprint of how an evening would feel if a friend invited me over for dinner and asked me to bring the red.

Recipe: Tenderstem, horseradish, Pink Lady apple and toasted hazelnut salad

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Tenderstem, Horseradish, Pink Lady Apple and Toasted Hazelnut Salad

6:10am Friday 18th April 2014

This recipe is really quick and a great example of vegetables as comfort food- it’s sweet, satisfying and tangy.

Masterchef contestant hopes to launch Sutton curry house

Elmbridge Guardian: Masterchef contestant hopes to launch Sutton curry house

1:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A chef who bowed out in the BBC Masterchef quarter finals hopes to use her TV success to launch a new restaurant in Sutton AND reveals one of her favourite recipes...

Recipe: Griddled Halloumi and Pink Lady Apple Wedges with Caper, Anchovy and Herb Dressing

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Griddled Halloumi and Pink Lady Apple Wedges with Caper, Anchovy and Herb Dressing

7:20am Monday 14th April 2014

Sharing plates full of flavor is just what you need when entertaining friends. Use either a mix of herbs or a single one that is readily available. Leave out the anchovies in the dressing if preferred

Crystal Palace FC sell wines for the Easter period

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5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Crystal Palace fans have the opportunity to take home some top wines this Easter.

Good, honest, competent Spanish cooking: Review of La Mancha, Chiswick

Elmbridge Guardian: La Mancha

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Food Bites: When these dishes are too much effort to replicate at home, let a well-versed local kitchen like La Mancha take the reigns - you’ll be pleased you did.

Recipe: Quick Beef Bourguignon

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Quick Beef Bourguignon

7:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

For this quick recipe it is probably best to make the sauce in advance so that on the day you can quickly cook the steaks and keep them rare if you like then finish the dish with the sauce.

Recipe: Viva Strawberry & Macadamia Blondies

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Viva Strawberry & Macadamia Blondies

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

These are a great alternative to the traditional chocolate brownie. Bursting with strawberries, chocolate and nuts, these simple cake squares are ideal with a coffee or as a dessert served with vanilla ice cream.

Talented students add new cocktail into the mix

Elmbridge Guardian: The winning team, Aquila, from Epsom's Glyn School

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

Entrepreneurial students are in talks to have a unique cocktail they designed go into production.

Chocolatier recreates Noah's Ark in honour of Russell Crowe movie

Elmbridge Guardian: The chocolate ark

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

A chocolatier has recreated Noah’s Ark in honour of the biblical blockbuster.

Lunch here felt like a mini-holiday - I left revived, happy and entirely satisfied. I will be back, and back: Review of Hibiscus, Mayfair

Elmbridge Guardian: Choux farci stuffed with slow-cooked ox-cheek

9:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Food Bites: Cooking that is assured yet playful, seemingly effortless yet expertly constructed, with a menu of things you want to eat.

Recipe: Lime and coriander chicken and Tenderstem rice salad

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Lime and coriander chicken and Tenderstem rice salad

6:10am Friday 4th April 2014

Tenderstem is a great new vegetable to work with and a really convenient ingredient for home cooks. This quick and easy recipe will inspire you to give it a go.

Is this the new bestselling popcorn flavour?

Elmbridge Guardian: Two teens treated for smoke inhallation after microwave popcorn drama

11:40am Friday 4th April 2014

Sutton woman Alexandra Blue has come up with a flavour that could soon be sold at cinemas nationwide.

Blumenthal's Duck to fly Down Under

Elmbridge Guardian: Heston Blumenthal is moving his restaurant to Australia for six months

10:01am Monday 31st March 2014

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is to move his landmark The Fat Duck restaurant more than 10,000 miles (16,000 km) across the world.

Recipe: Tenderstem, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Tenderstem, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing

7:10am Sunday 30th March 2014

This colourful salad is the ultimate health-giving dish! The Tenderstem has more vitamin C than the same weight of fresh oranges, the beetroot helps to keep blood pressure down and the toasted seeds add vitamins and minerals as well as a satisfying crunch.

New neighbourhood Italian with a little way to go before achieving its potential: Review of Bibo, Putney

Elmbridge Guardian: Bibo

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Food Bites: If the kitchen can recover the intermittently AWOL flavour, it could become a local favourite

Wallington cabbie set for TV fame as London's newest food critic

Elmbridge Guardian: Food junkie: Joey Bone will tour London's eateries in his cab

9:28am Thursday 27th March 2014

A cabbie who knows London's eateries as well as he knows its streets is to star as TV's latest food critic.

Produce aplenty at Walton Farmers' Market

Elmbridge Guardian: Tasty: the Farmers' Market at Walton

2:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

The ever-popular farmers’ market will once again fill the Heart shopping centre, offering a vast range of products.

On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

Elmbridge Guardian: On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

10:04am Monday 24th March 2014

Wandsworth Beer Festival returns for the sixth year running with more breweries than ever before, writes Michael Greenfield.

Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with shallot vinaigrette and croutons

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with shallot vinaigrette and croutons

7:00am Monday 24th March 2014

A salad need never be boring! A crispy and light salad - a perfect lunch for two.

Recipe: Viva Strawberry Home Time Snack, Fruit Kebabs with Strawberry Milk

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Viva Strawberry Home Time Snack, Fruit Kebabs with Strawberry Milk

6:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

These sweet fruit kebabs and strawberry milk make the perfect healthy home-time treat. Kids can join in the fun by helping to make them too.

Wimbledon takeaway restaurant celebrates award nod

Elmbridge Guardian: Restaurant owner David La

1:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

The owner of a Wimbledon restaurant is delighted to have been nominated for an award based on customer reviews.

A regional Italian trattoria with some very good cooking indeed: Review of Mele e Pere, Soho

Elmbridge Guardian: chicken liver parfait with wine-poached pear

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Food Bites: A restaurant card to keep in the back pocket and pull out when - well, whenever

Food Glorious Food festival runs until Sunday in Epsom

Elmbridge Guardian: Jayne Kidd and Janet Noble

4:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

Foodies still have time to head down to the Food Glorious Food festival at a shopping mall.

Recipe: Jo Pratt’s steamed Tenderstem® with dips

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Jo Pratt’s steamed Tenderstem® with dips

9:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Move over carrot, cucumber, pepper and celery, Tenderstem® broccoli is in town and here to be dipped! Kids will love it just lightly steamed and dunked into any of these three dips, (which are simple enough for them to help with the preparation).

Burger bar brings American taste and seven flavours of Coke to Kingston

Elmbridge Guardian: Indre Sadonyte, Rachael Pedro and Louise Campbell at the new Five Guys restaurant in Kingston

2:30pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

This is a burger joint flown right out of the US for hungry Kingstonians – four of whom we were told were waiting outside the restaurant for an hour before the 11am opening.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry Pimm's jellies

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry Pimm's jellies

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

Light fruity jellies with an extra kick. Ideal served with fresh cream.

London’s only French restaurant with a fully halal menu: Review of La Sophia, Notting Hill

Elmbridge Guardian: London’s only French restaurant with a fully halal menu: Review of La Sophia, Notting Hill

12:17pm Friday 14th March 2014

Food Bites: It’s certainly the first time I’ve had a response of, “Would you like the real wine?” when asking for the wine list

Recipe: Viva Strawberry Easy Ice-cream

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Viva Strawberry Easy Ice-cream

9:33am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Making delicious homemade ice-cream does not have to be difficult thanks to this easy strawberry ice-cream that takes just 20 minutes to prepare and involves no whisking mid-freeze.

Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins

6:20am Monday 10th March 2014

Delicious muffins with white chocolate chunks and diced Sweet Eve strawberries.

Chef gives students a taste of Brazil ahead of World Cup

Elmbridge Guardian: Hubert Visschedijk

9:43am Monday 10th March 2014

Students got a taste of Brazil this week as a chef served up some south American treats ahead of the World Cup.

Not quite 'high end' Italian restaurant, but it looks the part: Review of Bocca di Lupo

Elmbridge Guardian: Not quite 'high end' Italian restaurant, but it looks the part: Review of Bocca di Lupo

2:45pm Friday 7th March 2014

Food Bites: Where they can make ingredients themselves, they do - pasta, gelati, breads, sausages, salame, pickles.

Top 10 pancake recipes - how do you like yours?

Elmbridge Guardian: A tradition: classic pancakes

7:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

MANY of us will be tucking into pancakes today, Shrove Tuesday, to mark the eve of Lent – or perhaps just because they’re delicious.

14 fun facts about Pancake Day and why we go flippin' crazy for Shrove Tuesday

Elmbridge Guardian: Send us your Pancake Day photos

6:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Get your frying pans at the ready as one of our favorite days of the year is here - it’s Pancake Day!

Good news for pubs at last, as Mute Swan opens in Hampton

Elmbridge Guardian: Cheers: The Mute Swan is open for business

5:22pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A new pub opposite the gates of Hampton Court Palace opened its doors for the first time this week.

Two top names on the bill for first Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival

Elmbridge Guardian: Soul sister: Jo Harman

9:38am Monday 3rd March 2014

Kokomo and Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash are among the big names to be confirmed for the Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival (Fab) this summer.

VIDEO: International food market comes to Croydon town centre

Elmbridge Guardian: Olivier's Bakery - French Bread

1:12pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Shoppers in the town centre had the opportunity to try something a little different for their lunch at the weekend.

Recipe: Strawberry, Ricotta, Lemon and Cream Tart

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Strawberry, Ricotta, Lemon and Cream Tart

8:10am Monday 3rd March 2014

A light, fruity tart with ricotta and fresh Sweet Eve strawberries.

Food Bites: Dim sum lunch at A. Wong, Victoria

Elmbridge Guardian: "A. Wong. A. Wong! You should have gone to A. Wong"

11:13am Friday 28th February 2014

Food Bites: A. Wong has some of the most innovative modern Chinese cooking in the city. Y

Day out in Margate: top five things to do

Elmbridge Guardian: Top five things to do in Margate

10:56am Thursday 27th February 2014

Where else but Margate can you enjoy mouth-watering cheeses washed down with cider, the works of Turner set against the sea and a mysterious grotto made of shells?

Farmers' market makes welcome return to the Heart

Elmbridge Guardian: Tasty: The farmers' market returns

4:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Foodies will be delighted to hear the farmers market will return to the Heart shopping centre once again.

Recipe: Pink Lady apple and Elderflower Jellies

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Pink Lady apple and Elderflower Jellies

6:00am Monday 24th February 2014

These refreshing jellies are ideal as a dinner-party dessert, or as a palate cleanser.

Review of Topolski Bar, Southbank

Elmbridge Guardian: Bar Topolski

1:55pm Friday 21st February 2014

Food Bites: Staying true to Topolski’s heritage, the food here is Polish and the vodka is potent.

Three course meal made of food waste to be served in Tooting

Elmbridge Guardian: Food For Thought: ‘Shepherds Pie’

1:52pm Monday 17th February 2014

A new charity is tackling poverty by providing meals made out of unwanted food.

Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with ricotta, lemon and shaved parmesan

Elmbridge Guardian: Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with ricotta, lemon and shaved parmesan

7:00am Monday 17th February 2014

Tenderstem has a delicate, slightly sweet flavour so it's great with muted ingredients such as ricotta and positively sings when dressed with a good fruity extra virgin olive oil. It's also quick to cook so this starter can be on the table 5 minutes after your guests arrive.

Hampton Court Palace to reopen royal chocolate kitchens

Elmbridge Guardian: Choctastic: rediscovered royal delights at Hampton Court Palace

5:00am Sunday 16th February 2014

Hampton Court Palace will open its rediscovered royal chocolate kitchens to the public this week, almost 300 years since they were last used.

Open all hours: Review of Duck and Waffle, Liverpool Street

Elmbridge Guardian: The view from the Duck and Waffle - and what a view!

2:39pm Friday 14th February 2014

Food Bites: Dining at Duck & Waffle made me feel a bit giddy, in a good way.

Gordon Ramsay opens new restaurant in Battersea

Elmbridge Guardian: Bradwell: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to run triathlon

11:09am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened a restaurant in Battersea.

VIDEO: Married TV couple Angelica Bell and Michael Underwood sample cakes at Earlsfield Cake-Off

Elmbridge Guardian: Angellica Bell, Jacqui Kelly and Lesley Cox.

4:12pm Monday 10th February 2014

TV presenters Angelica Bell and Michael Underwood sampled cakes at a charity baking competition.

Self-assured without pretence: Review of The Quality Chop House, Clerkenwell

Elmbridge Guardian: The Quality Chop House

2:31pm Monday 10th February 2014

Food Bites: It’s the sort of reliable, honest food you can imagine eating every day, if you had a larger bank balance and higher metabolism.






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