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Six amazing chefs in Essex

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Essex Life meets six of the county’s top chefs in some of our hottest kitchens to find out what inspires them and learn a trade secret or two

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Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these glorious Essex pubs

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British summers and ice cream have always gone hand in hand. One scoop or two, cone or tub, vanilla, chocolate or even raspberry ripple, here are some of the best places in Essex to get your iced dairy delights…

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Head chef Adam Jones has just arrived at The Lion & Lamb in Takeley, but has plans to shake up the menus. Here he shares his recipe for little balls of cheesy gorgeousness ….

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You know when you find a country pub in the middle of nowhere that’s teeming with happy customers, then you’ve made a good choice. The Square and Compasses is a pub which serves good food – so good that people travel great distances to visit.

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Sometimes you can’t beat a good cocktail – long with a garnish or short over ice, shaken not stirred. How ever you like them Essex has a plethora of fantastic places to get them and here are nine of our favourites

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You might recognise chef/proprietor of The Creek, Terence Howard, from his television appearances which include cooking live on Market Kitchen with Tanya Ramsey, and he’s also appeared with Gary Rhodes and the Hairy Bikers. Here Terence shares his recipe for a delicious dessert…

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Csoba Dani originates from Hungary, from a little town close to Budapest. Today he is back at the West Street Vineyard, after working there last year. Here Csoba shares his recipe for stuffed English pork…

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Finding the perfect pub that happens to be dog friendly is no easy feat. So with that in mind we’ve found 13 places you can enjoy lagers with your lab, Pims with the pug or beers with your Bichon Frise…

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Head chef Dan Freear has been with Strattons since September 2015. Originally sous chef at Strattons, Dan became head chef in April of this year. Here Dan shares his recipe for a great party starter you can prepare in advance…

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Although sometimes overshadowed by its big sister Southend, Leigh on Sea was voted the happiest place to live in the UK in 2016. It’s also home to an eclectic mix of eateries. One such place is the Boatyard Restaurant on the Quayside in Leigh

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Being home to so many wonderful places to eat choosing where to go for dinner can often be difficult. With that in mind we’ve picked 20 of our favourite places to help you decide

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Executive head chef Matthew Hill has had a long and happy attachment to Down Hall. Here he shares an impressive recipe for Atlantic cod

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This year marks the Pig & Whistle’s fifth anniversary, but when owner Brendan Curran purchased the 15th century building, catering was the last thing on his mind.

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Fish and Chips has for a long time been a British staple, the go to meal for Friday nights after work complete with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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Some places lure you just by reputation alone. One such place is The Galvin Green Man. Run by Michelin-star chefs, the Galvin brothers, and opened at the end of last year, the contemporary barn design is somewhere you’ll need to seek out due to its rural positioning.

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Head chef Dean Mckeown knew from an early age he wanted to be a chef. Here he shares his recipe for a rich and flavoursome dinner delight ……

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Head chef at the Westleton Crown James Finch shares his recipe for chocolate fondant sponge puddings

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Head chef at the Onley Arms in Stisted Mark Reynolds shares his recipe for Malaysian chicken salad

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Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea in the county and visit one of these lovely Essex tea rooms. Think buttery scones, tea and quaint finger sandwiches galore

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