If you want a cookbook that reflects the perfect environment in which to dine with friends and family – in a stimulating and deliciously Italian atmosphere – this it! Big Mamma Cucina Popolare! With a cocky cover and weight nodding towards Big Mamma herself, this beautifully illustrated 370-page pillar of pasta, pizze, piatti and aperitivi… […]

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It’s not where one would expect to find chef Stuart Todd, the protégé of the Roux Brothers and Tom Aitken, in the self-confessed, unassuming and socially motivated café Stir! Stir is on a side street in the southwest London suburb of Woolwich, a touch off the beaten track – but hey that’s what we want […]

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…the time to get together with friends and family. The famous words of Bill Collinson, founder of Bill’s Restaurant. Being lucky enough to be invited to Bill’s, Southampton and greeted by the lovely front of house staff, we were excited to delve into their wonderful new Spring Set Dinner Menu. Instantly impressed by the wide […]

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The Italian’s have got it right – think the Amalfi coast, balmy nights in Portofino and think diet – olive oils, cheeses and crured meats – then enter the vegan or indeed the lactose intolerant amongst us and we welcome the delicious Cicioni! Simply a gourmet blend of almonds and cashews, fermented with a pinch […]

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What you need… 2 cups Pistachios (soaked in water for 4 hours then drained) 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup Basil 5 Garlic cloves 1 tsp Salt (Himalayan if you have it) What to do… Place the basil, garlic, olive oil and salt in a high-power blender and process until dark green in […]

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