Basingstoke Gazette: taste and tell

Beer festival to take place at The Bounty over Easter weekend

Basingstoke Gazette: Beer festival to take place at The Bounty over Easter weekend

11:35am Thursday 3rd April 2014

It will include a full programme of live music over both days.

Two exciting food events are coming to Basingstoke town centre this month

Basingstoke Gazette: Two exciting food events are coming to Basingstoke town centre this month

11:06am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The first Eat Street food festival will take place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 12 in London Street.

Sign up now to participate in the 2014 Hampshire Food Festival

Basingstoke Gazette: Taste of Hampshire at Sparsholt College

3:11pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

IN July each year, local producers, farmers, pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions across the county put on events to celebrate the Hampshire Food Festival.

2014 winners of Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition revealed

Basingstoke Gazette: 2014 winners of Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition revealed

11:38am Wednesday 19th March 2014

The contest, organised by county food group, Hampshire Fare, attracted 196 entries from 29 butchers.

SAM WYLIE-HARRIS joins in the Gaelic fun, pairing spirits and wines to a traditional Irish menu for today's St Patrick's Day celebrations

Basingstoke Gazette: Bushmills

2:24pm Monday 17th March 2014

ST Patrick's Day celebrations rarely come in small measures.

Chawton House library to host cookery demo and talk for Sophia Waugh's new book Cooking People

Basingstoke Gazette: Sophia Waugh

2:04pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Cooking People: The Writers Who Taught The English How To Eat focuses on five female writers who have revolutionised home cooking.

Newlyns Farm Shop to celebrate tenth anniversary with re-launch and lambing weekend

Basingstoke Gazette: Newlyns Farm Shop

2:49pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

The North Warnborough farm shop first opened its doors on Monday, March 22, 2004 and started with just four staff and a small butchery counter.

Could you be the face of La Tasca?

9:39am Tuesday 18th February 2014

SPANISH tapas bar and restaurant, La Tasca in Basingstoke, has launched a competition to find the face of La Tasca and is looking for people from across the local area to come forward and nominate themselves.  

Hampshire producers to feature in new BBC show

Basingstoke Gazette: Jennifer Williams from Naked Jam making jam in front of the cameras in her home kitchen

3:37pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

James Martin: Home Comforts begins on Monday, February 17.

Valentine's Day Recipe - Heart biscuits

Basingstoke Gazette: Valentine's Biscuits

2:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

This recipe takes 15-30 minutes and makes 15 portions.

Top health experts are urging Brits to eat more like our Mediterranean cousins, LISA SALMON reports

Basingstoke Gazette: Top health experts are urging Brits to eat more like our Mediterranean cousins, LISA SALMON reports

3:34pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

There's mounting evidence to suggest that a diet full of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, beans, wholegrains, nuts and olive oil - all key characteristics of Mediterranean cuisine - could make a significant difference in reducing the risk of illnesses like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia.

RECIPE: Rudolf Red Velvet Cupcakes

Basingstoke Gazette: RECIPE: Rudolf Red Velvet Cupcakes

12:17pm Thursday 5th December 2013

THESE tasty treats will go down well with anyone of any age.

Basingstoke Gurkha chef Pemba Lama's cookbook wins World Food Award

Basingstoke Gazette: Pemba Lama

11:01am Wednesday 4th December 2013

His Ultimate Nepalese Cook Book was launched last year by the Kent-based Grierson Publications and was endorsed by Gurkha campaigner, actress Joanna Lumley.

Celebrate National Sausage Week with a Hampshire banger

Basingstoke Gazette: Owton's sausages

3:05pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Our county boasts many local producers dedicated to rearing and using only the best quality meat in their sausages.

Leisure editor JOANNE MACE reports on Riverford Upper Norton Farm's family pumpkin day

Basingstoke Gazette: Voluinteers Carol Bailey and Heather Pender

1:32pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

WE were delighted to be among the hundreds of local families who flocked to Riverford’s Upper Norton Farm at the weekend for the annual Pumpkin Day.

Local chef Pemba Lama's Nepalese cookbook shortlisted for World Food Award

Basingstoke Gazette: Pemba Lama

9:54am Tuesday 29th October 2013

A COOKBOOK written by Basingstoke-based former Gurkha soldier and chef Pemba Lama has been shortlisted in the World Food Awards’ new 2013 category, World Cook Book.

Great British Bake Off winner revealed

Basingstoke Gazette: The finalists Ruby, Kimberley and Frances with judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

11:48am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

The programme will switch to BBC One as of next year.

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist SAM WYLIE-HARRIS suggests some spooky spirits to fire up your imagination ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Basingstoke Gazette: Obsidian Green cocktail with Midori

12:50pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

IT doesn't matter if you prefer to get spirited away on Halloween and parade around in spooky costumes, or to torch the sky with fireworks and rockets on Guy Fawkes night, both evenings lend themselves to a measure of trickery and intrigue.

Free family fun coming up at Riverford Farm's Pumpkin Day

Basingstoke Gazette: Free family fun coming up at Riverford Farm's Pumpkin Day

2:41pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

IF a spot of quirky fun is what you and your kids need this Halloween, then get wellied-up and head for Riverford Upper Norton Farm in Sutton Scotney.

After the success of his Ultimate Cookery Course, GORDON RAMSAY has followed up with a new guide to home cooking. He tells ANDY WELCH about the pitfalls to avoid.

Basingstoke Gazette: credit Hodder & Stoughton / Con Poulos

7:00am Saturday 12th October 2013

WHETHER you struggle to make toast or boast impressive kitchen skills, we could all learn a thing or two from Gordon Ramsay.

Leckford Estate joins forces with Hampshire Fare

Basingstoke Gazette: The Leckford Farm team

4:05pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

THE Leckford Estate in Stockbridge has come on board as a corporate friend of county food group Hampshire Fare.

Ahead of National Curry Week (7-13 October) NILIMA MARSHALL explores the hidden health benefits of the humble curry.

Basingstoke Gazette: Ahead of National Curry Week (7-13 October) NILIMA MARSHALL explores the hidden health benefits of the humble curry.

3:40pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

IN 1810, Hindoostane Coffee House, the first Indian restaurant in the UK, opened its doors in central London. Two hundred years later, our love affair with Indian cuisine shows no sign of abating.

Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh, aka The Incredible Spice Men, are on a mission to liven up British food. Andy Welch finds out more

Basingstoke Gazette: c BBC Books

3:01pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

They both believe traditional British fare is among the finest in the world, while our home-grown produce is the very best money can buy.

Hampshire Cheeses' Tunworth is Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards 2013

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire Cheese's Tunworth is Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards 2013

12:58pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Hampshire Cheeses was also awarded Best New Cheese for its Winslade, a creamy washed rind cheese that is wrapped in a spruce band.

JAMIE OLIVER is once again courting controversy as he releases his new book Cook With Jamie. The dogged food fanatic talks to HANNAH STEPHENSON.

Basingstoke Gazette: Credit Ian West

11:41am Monday 9th September 2013

NO sooner does Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook hit the shops, than the Naked Chef goes and says something which whips up a frenzy.

Win a copy of The Great British Bake Off Everyday

Basingstoke Gazette: Win a copy of The Great British Bake Off Everyday

12:00am Monday 9th September 2013

This collection, created by GBBO stalwart Linda Collister, is a beautifully designed tome with forewords by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

GREGG WALLACE shows his wholesome side in Harvest, a three-parter about British farming. Keeley Bolger crops up for a chat with the former greengrocer and co-host PHILLIPPA FORRESTER.

Basingstoke Gazette: Gregg and Phillippa. Credit BBC

2:05pm Sunday 8th September 2013

AS pairings go, BBC Two's choice of presenters for their wholesome new three-part farming series Harvest is a rather unusual one.

We have a look at some 'green' wines, perfect for the Soil Association's Organic September

Basingstoke Gazette: Altano Organic Douro Red

2:44pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Our drinks columnist SAM WYLIE-HARRIS suggests some eco-conscious red and white wines.

As The Great British Bake Off returns for a fourth series, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood whip up excitement with Keeley Bolger

Basingstoke Gazette: The new series' contestants

2:11pm Monday 19th August 2013

SITTING next to each other in co-ordinated pink shirts, TV baking duo Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are doing little to dispel their cosy image as the nation's favourite 'mother and son' pairing.

Great British Food & Drink Festival to take place at Eversley over the August bank holiday weekend

Basingstoke Gazette: The Chequers

12:46pm Thursday 15th August 2013

Pub manager Jordan Marr is working with award-winning foodies from the Eversley Centre Stores, John Hartle and Gill Lewis, to help stage the three day event.

Our drinks columnist SAM WYLIE-HARRIS suggests some pale ales ahead of the Great British Beer Festival from August 13-17

Basingstoke Gazette: Brewdog punk IPA

1:01pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

CRAFT beer is all about striking the right balance between complexity, flavour and finish.

Plenty of foodie fun on offer in East Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: Chocolate tasting workshops at Le Salon du Chocolat

2:03pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

The east of the county, which is where you can find the new South Downs National Park, has plenty on offer to tempt visitors.

M&S pulls out the stops to release 1,500 engraved tins bearing royal baby name

10:16am Thursday 25th July 2013

The tins will be in selected stores from this afternoon.

Percy Pig is 21 - and we have a fantastic Percy Pig party to give away!

Basingstoke Gazette: The new joint Percy and Penny bag of swets

12:45pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

MARKS and Spencer’s famous character Percy Pig has just celebrated his 21 st birthday.

Win dinner for a year in Giraffe with their new kids art competition

10:19am Thursday 18th July 2013

LOCAL children are invited to enter Giraffe’s nationwide art competition.

Veetee Dine In pasta recipe - summery vegetable pasta salad

12:00am Monday 3rd June 2013

See the Gazette, on sale today, for your chance to win one of five Veetee Dine In prize packages.

REVIEW: Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Festival Place, Basingstoke - plus your chance to win a family meal

Basingstoke Gazette: A GBK kids meal

3:41pm Monday 20th May 2013

IT has been an age since I was in the Basingstoke branch of Gourmet Burger Kitchen and it has changed. A lot.

Preston Candover's Purefoy Arms named Good Food Guide Readers’ South East Restaurant of the Year

12:00am Tuesday 14th May 2013

THE Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover has today been crowned The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year for the South East.

Win a copy of the new book from Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite!

Basingstoke Gazette: John Whaite Bakes

12:00am Thursday 9th May 2013

LAST year, John Whaite was a law student who spent his spare time baking.

REVIEW: Mary Berry At Home, BBC Books

Basingstoke Gazette: Mary Berry At Home

12:00am Monday 29th April 2013

BELOVED British cook Mary Berry has written an unbelievable 70 cookbooks which have sold in their millions to her devoted fans.

REVIEW: La Tasca, Festival Place, Basingstoke

12:00am Monday 22nd April 2013

I HAVE a friend who adores La Tasca – she’s addicted to its hugely popular calamari. But I haven’t been to the chain much myself, possibly twice in my life.

National award for Hampshire's Gilbert White's Tea Parlour

10:05am Monday 15th April 2013

GILBERT White’s Tea Parlour in Hampshire has won an Award of Excellence in The Tea Guild’s highly coveted Top Tea Place Awards 2013.

MasterChef's Greg and John present their Easter favourite - roast lamb

Basingstoke Gazette: MasterChefs Greg and John present their Easter favourite - roast lamb

12:00am Monday 25th March 2013

ENDLESS chocolate eggs, slabs of simnel cake and heavenly hot cross buns might be tempting, but there's only one treat that turns MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace's head at Easter, and that's roast lamb.

REVIEW: The Bowler's Meatball Cookbook, Jez Felwick, Mitchell Beazley, £16.99

12:00am Monday 18th March 2013

SICK of the same old type of cookbook? Then this fun and innovative tome might be for you.

Queen of home cooking Delia Smith praises the power of baking as therapy

Basingstoke Gazette: Delia Smith

10:59am Wednesday 13th March 2013

SOME turn to therapy in times of need. Others phone their friends. But for queen of the kitchen Delia Smith, there's only one proven way to lift the blues - cake.

REVIEW: Nando's, Festival Place, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Nando's, Festival Place, Basingstoke

12:00am Monday 11th March 2013

Nando’s, Festival Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7BB, 01256 335 477,

BOOK REVIEW: The Hummingbird Bakery's Home Sweet Home

Basingstoke Gazette: home sweet home cover web.jpg

12:00am Monday 4th March 2013

The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home: 100 new recipes for baking brilliance, Tarek Malouf, Collins, £20.

BOOK REVIEW: Paul Hollywood's Bread, Bloomsbury, £20

Basingstoke Gazette: Paul Hollywood's Bread

12:00am Monday 25th February 2013

THERE’S only one master baker - and doesn’t he have the perfect moniker for stardom?!

Michel Roux Jr talks to Diana Pilkington about souffles, his new cookery school, the horsemeat scandal and the revival of the BBC's Food and Drink

Basingstoke Gazette: Michel with Diana c PA Photos

12:00am Monday 25th February 2013

"ARE you left-handed?" jokes Michel Roux Jr, as my right arm prods limply at the ingredients of my first ever creme patisserie. Wincing from the heat of the stove, I am clearly a far cry from the professionals the two-star Michelin chef is used to scrutinising on TV.

Yotam Ottolenghi returns to TV screens at the weekend

1:05pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

ACCLAIMED chef Yotam Ottolenghi is back with Mediterranean Feasts, which begins on Sunday, February 24 at 7pm on Channel 4.

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