Food

Monday, August 3, 2020

It wouldn’t be a British summer without a scone or two, so we’ve teamed up with Rodda’s to offer a luxury cream tea hamper

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Advances in agricultural technology have meant that the harvest scene across the county is much different today than decades ago. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at times gone past

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Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you’ve picked yourself. Here are 9 farms in Essex where you can PYO

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A major campaign calling on the Essex public to cook more locally-caught fish and seafood, by buying it from local independent fishmongers and fishermen selling direct to the public during the COVID-19 crisis, has been launched

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Stephanie Mackentyre visits Thai Up at the Quay, a lovely spot for relaxed Thai dining in one of Harwich’s many historic buildings

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Restaurants

Mon, 11:15

What’s the quickest, easiest way to find out which restaurants are taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme? A map!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Running a COVID-secure restaurant is quite the challenge, but these three Essex eateries reopened in July ready for the challenge

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Prior to lockdown Stephanie Mackentyre visited Aurum Restaurant at the new Seven Hotel in Southend

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick 15 places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Stephanie Mackentyre visits The White Hart in Moreton to continue her series profiling some of the best places to eat in Essex

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Chef Profiles

07:00

As an active campaigner on food and social issues, Jack Monroe was a leading light of lockdown. Holly Louise Eells caught up with the bootstrap cook about her brand-new book, mental health and why Essex will always be her home

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Drink

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Vineyards from across East Anglia came together in May to host a #EastAnglianWineNight and thank wine drinkers for drinking local wines during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these 12 glorious Essex pubs

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

We all love a good old pub. Full of character and history, there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of our favourite historical pubs in Essex

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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 12 Essex pubs that you’ve got to visit

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