Food

Thu, 09:32

Dr Trouble is offering the chance to win a set of their all natural limited edition African Lemon Chilli Sauce and their limited edition African Double Oak Smoked Chilli Sauce – 25 sets up for grabs

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Essex Life has teamed up with Fenwick Colchester to offer one lucky reader the chance to celebrate Christmas with a fabulous festive hamper

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Ilford’s Fozia Nazir shares recipes from her self-published charity e cookbook called Mamma Makes

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Essex Life visits Brentwood’s newest Italian restaurant

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Few things are more deliciously indulgent than an idyllic afternoon tea. Here Essex Life showcases 20 of the best places for tea and cake the county has to offer

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Restaurants

Friday, October 9, 2020

The best spots for tapas in Essex, from beachside boquerones in Southend-on-Sea to cosy evenings over calamari and croquetas in Brentwood

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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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Saturday, August 1, 2020

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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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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Local Producers

Tue, 10:59

As Christmas arrives, now more than ever our local retailers need your support as we all aim to #HelpEssexBuyLocal

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Starting to get that festive vibe? Whether you’re looking for the perfect present, or planning your top tipples, meet Essex’s most exciting gin and wine producers

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Double joy for Saffron Grange’s English sparkling wines at WineGB Awards

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Chef Profiles

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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, November 10, 2020

Starting to get that festive vibe? Whether you’re looking for the perfect present, or planning your top tipples, meet Essex’s most exciting gin and wine producers

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Double joy for Saffron Grange’s English sparkling wines at WineGB Awards

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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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