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About thelocalfoodie

Food writer for The Herts Advertiser.

Loft, St Albans

Published in The Herts Advertiser 18 Jan 2018 George Street and the ‘Cathedral Quarter’ is becoming quite the destination for restaurants and bars. Busy Dylan’s, Per Tutti and Suckerpunch have created a new buzz about the area, and locals know … Continue reading

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Vegan new year

Published in The Herts Advertiser 4 January 2018 You cannot escape that the big new food “trend” for 2018 is going to be vegan eating. It has now become mainstream, with vegan options in many restaurants and the bookshops full … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2017

Published in The Herts Advertiser 21 December 2017 Grab a coffee and a mince pie, take a break from present wrapping, and let’s take a look back at some of the food news from 2017. What opened and what closed, … Continue reading

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The Secret Truffletier

Did you know that we have our very own Chocolate Factory, tucked away in rural Hertfordshire? While you read this, an army of Truffletiers are making hundreds of chocolate stars, buttons, lollies, snowmen and reindeers ready for Christmas. Delicious truffles … Continue reading

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Christmas treats in St Albans & Harpenden

Published in The Herts Advertiser 7 December 2017 I love this time of the year, when I can share with you some of the special Christmas foodie treats that are on offer in our local area. We need plenty of … Continue reading

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Cafe Trio, WGC

Published in WH Times 29 November 2017 The big chain coffee shops and restaurants tend to grab the most prominent locations in Welwyn Garden City, but I am always on the look out for an interesting independent, who offer something … Continue reading

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A taste of Vietnam

Published in The Herts Advertiser 23 November 2017 Every now and then I find a place to eat that is so good that I don’t really want to tell you about it. It can be very tricky to get a … Continue reading

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