Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mist, drizzle, and ripe apples: the food festival has started

Mist, drizzle, and ripe apples – Autumn is here, and with it the very best time of year for British food. Our churches are celebrating with Harvest festivals, and the 5th St Albans Food & Drink Festival has started! It … Continue reading

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Young Chef of the Year

Is your teenager a budding masterchef? A future Yotam, Jamie or Nigella? I am very pleased to be able to tell you about a fantastic new competition launched this year to find future cooking stars in our local community. If … Continue reading

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Brasserie Blanc

A few people have asked if I’d been yet so here is my quick review. Good things in no particular order: olives, loos, pretty bar area, friendly staff, seabass special was very nice. Meh things: beef stroganoff (my Mum’s is … Continue reading

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Food Festival is on the way!

Local foodies – get your diaries ready. The 5th St Albans Food and Drink Festival is almost here and there are some key events I am sure you won’t want to miss. Starting in reverse order, the Food Festival Finale … Continue reading

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Small but perfectly formed!!!

For those of you who know, my other hat is co-owner of The Local Kitchen (with Liz Marcy, ex-Waitrose Food Illustrated). We have just been SHORTLISTED for the Local Gem award at the St Albans Food and Drink Awards. We … Continue reading

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Time to learn something new

Back to school for the children this week and for once they are not the only ones getting the chance to learn something new. I have just been to a really enjoyable cookery class taught by Sheba Promod who lives … Continue reading

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