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Dining out at Smiths of Ongar

Monday, March 13, 2017

Smiths of Ongar has for many years been a popular place for diners looking for the freshest fish dishes. Reviewed by Stephanie Mackentyre

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Nothing beats a good pint of ale, whether you’ve got a favourite that you stick to or you like to try as many varieties as possible we’ve picked 9 pubs that you’ve got to visit

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A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick nine places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

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Ad Feature: A toast to the roast

Monday, February 27, 2017

It’s one of those delicious smells that triggers childhood memories of family gatherings, what else could it be but a Sunday roast?

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A well-stocked larder is a thing of loveliness if you’re a foodie – bursting full of unusual ingredients poised ready to cut a dash in your dining room.

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Sous chef Daniel Freear joined the team at Strattons in 2015 and has been recently demonstrating wild game recipes at the East Anglian Game Fair.

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Executive chef Daniel Collins is celebrating his second year at GreyFriars. ‘We made it into the Michelin guide 2017, which is great for a hotel and restaurant in its first year of opening,’ he says

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Learn to cook in Essex

Monday, January 23, 2017

Learning to cook more creatively is becoming increasingly popular and there’s a multitude of professional courses on offer right here in Essex. Stephanie Mackentyre goes in search of the talented chefs sharing their skills with enthusiastic amateurs

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Head chef Luke Finegan arrived at the Flitch of Bacon in Great Dunmow in July 2016, moving from London after working for Anthony Demetre at Arbutus in Soho, which held a Michelin star for 10 years

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Being healthy is always important particularly at the start of a New Year when people are looking to get fit after a period of over-indulgence. With that in mind here are 9 places you can go for some deliciously healthy treats

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Terry Howard, head chef and owner of The Creek at Great Bentley, is the current Essex Life Find Food & Drink Chef of the Year.

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Stevie Robson shares the role of head chef at The Pier Hotel in Harwich with John Goff. John’s history with Milsoms dates back some 17 years

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Pierre Fullana is the executive pastry chef at The Roslin Hotel in Thorpe Bay and perfected his craft at the Le Nôtre pastry school, an old world culinary school in France.

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Owner Brendan Curran purchased the 15th century building that is the Pig and Whistle in Chignall Smealy four years ago. Previously senior cabin grew with an Irish airline, doing VIP work in the Isle of Mann, he was moved to Southend.

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Dining out at Bourgee, Chelmsford

Monday, November 21, 2016

Most of us are looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues attending at least one Christmas party this month. Bourgee has recently opened its second splendid restaurant in Essex and both branches are offering a three course Christmas party menu in a decadent setting.

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French’s Farm is run by Malcolm and Kim Knox and has won many awards for environmentally friendly farming.

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Head chef Sam Duddell has been at Cricketers at Goldhanger for more than six months.

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Dairy delights in Essex

Monday, October 31, 2016

Traditional dairies in Essex are rarer than hen’s teeth these days, with a decline nationally and the diversification of many farms.

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Turkish cuisine seems to be springing up all over our county, so this month I was able to enjoy a taste of Istanbul in Southend.

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