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Mar
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Feb
18
Local Food Surrey’s Alice Whitehead meets the man behind the new Grayshott Market that is taking a radically different approach to promoting local food


Feb
04
Love is in the air, and Valentine’s hearts adorn the shops, so it’s appropriate that this month we’re focussing on ginger - a food that’s reputed to be an aphrodisiac! We're not sure whether it will spice up your love life, but there’s nothing quite like it for banishing the winter chill - from within.


Jan
15
Last week, BBC News reported that environment secretary Owen Paterson had raised questions at an Oxford Farming Conference about why 24% of the food eaten in the UK is imported.
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Nov
29
Big name shops would love us to believe that Christmas magic begins when we step through their doors. From the moment we are met by Wham lamenting the heartbreak of “Last Christmas” (29 years on, we all know exactly what happened to poor George Michael’s heart “the very next day”), they want us to feel all warm and fuzzy as we bop along the aisles; our trolleys twinkling under the fluorescents, faces lit with excitement at special offers on turkey foil and mass-produced festive nibbles.


Sep
27
There's never time to get bored if you "eat the seasons". As one food fades from the seasonal calendar, another takes its place. So it’s bye for now to the fresh flavours of summer and hello to robust autumn treats, such as one of my favourite game birds - pheasant.


Sep
27
One of the best things about “eating the seasons” is that there’s never time to get bored. As one food falls off the seasonal calendar, another takes its place. So it’s goodbye to the vibrant flavours of summer and hello to richer autumn treats, such as one of my favourite game birds - pheasant.


Sep
02
Pickled firecracker peppers, creamy mold-ripened cheese, coral rosé with a hint of lychee and creamy oysters that smell of the seashore – all the gems you’d expect from a forage through the French appellations or a culinary caper through the Italian DOCs, right? Wrong.
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Aug
28
Bramley apples have been around for over 200 year and remain the first choice when a recipe calls for cooking or baking apples. In fact, each year in the UK we eat around 100 million fresh Bramley apples and 250 million that have been processed.


Aug
02
The barbecue season is well and truly here and many of us will be heading off to buy sausages, burgers and steaks. When it comes to locally-sourced produce, a good butchers shop is a terrific find – not just for meat, but for cheeses, eggs, milk, chutneys and pies.