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Rainham-based rice specialists, Tilda, is releasing the first ever Rice & Spice Pairing Guide in partnership with spice expert and MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker. Launching this October to celebrate Diwali, the guide has been designed to help people understand the complex characteristics of rice and discover the perfect mealtime pairings.
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Jack Lacy was born in Buckhurst Hill. Down But Not Out is his debut book
Lauren Gregg has worked with Café 1885 for almost two years. There is a constant stream of visitors as Snape Maltings is a natural draw for tourists, concert goers and shoppers. “It’s always busy. All of our dishes need to be served within a 15-minute window as we cater for coach parties and people attending the concerts, so timing is everything.’ Here Lauren shares one of her most popular dishes.
Brentwood, formerly known as Burnt Wood, began as a small Saxon settlement cleared by fire in dense forest. Since then, it has seen a peasants’ revolt and a martyr burnt at the stake and more recently the arrival of camera crews. Petra Hornsby takes a look at the Brentwood of today
Sybilla Hart is a freelance writer and mother of three, soon to be four. She recently moved to North Essex from Fulham and writes a monthly column for Essex Life. This month she talks organic food
With a recent report suggesting a basic asset allocation model has out-performed most discretionary managers, finance expert Neil Hewitt from Scrutton Bland offers his advice
Chef/patron Andrew Jones used Ray and Jeff Steadman from Chamberlain and Thelwell at Billingsgate as his fishmongers. The pair were looking for a head chef for their own restaurant, Chamberlain’s, which they’d opened just a stone’s throw from the fish market three years ago this month. It’s mainly a fish and seafood orientated restaurant, but does offer other meat dishes. Andrew was born in Burnham on Crouch and moved to London to work for Claridge’s staying there for 12 and a half years. Here Andrew shares his recipe for a flavoursome, autumnal fish dish.
Hadleigh Castle has a long history and has looked over centuries of our county’s past. Dick Turpin and his highwaymen are rumoured to have used Hadleigh Castle as a hide out after one of their audacious robberies and in recent times ghosts have been seen to be stalking its ramparts in broad daylight.
RCCE’s latest Active Communities Coffee Morning will be staged at Takeley on Thursday, October 30 from 10am to 12 noon. The event, which will be based at the Silver Jubilee Hall, will provide advice, information and ideas on how local communities can be proactive and take the initiative in providing improved services and facilities in their locality.
Holly Eells talks to Essex boy and musical theatre actor Lee Mead about being back on the road with his latest tour and performing in his home town at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend this month
Rebecca Underwood reveals some of the magic of Munich and explores some of the best places to stay and eat to make the most of this city break
Take in the sights and sounds of this charming part of the county with a quiet and peaceful walk down by the river around the village of Althorne
For the first time since the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project was launched last year, positive nest records have been received from several locations. The first group of barn owl chicks was ringed by British Trust for Ornithology, in the far north of the county on a site between Halstead and Bures.
Holly Eells visits The Strand in Chelmsford to discover a new, healthy look
What better way to start married life than in one of these stunning honeymoon locations
Dedham artist, Sir Alfred Munnings, braved flying bullets to produce masterpieces of war art during World War I. Janice Walker takes a look at the man, his works and the Museum where his art is on display
Tom Kirby is the head chef for The County Hotel in Chelmsford. Prior to settling in Chelmsford, Tom worked at the Savoy Hotel in London. Originally from Surrey, he’s worked in Scotland too and has certainly felt the heat in some of the country’s top kitchens. Tom Comments: ‘I’ve worked preparing lunch for the Blair family on Mother’s Day, I’ve cooked for Sir Paul McCartney and been involved in the catering for the closing ceremony of Wimbledon.’ Here Tom shares his recipe for a delicious and warming supper.