Basingstoke Gazette: taste and tell

Pumpkin Day takes place at Riverford's Upper Norton Farm tomorrow

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

Pumpkin Day is a real family-focused celebration of autumn, with children’s activities, farm tours, pumpkin carving and of course, lots of wonderful seasonal food.

REVIEW: Manydown Bus Stop Cafe, Manydown Farm Shop

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Manydown Bus Stop Cafe opened in August, and I was keen to sample the menu aboard this unique venue.

Celebrity chef GINO D'ACAMPO talks to Keeley Bolger about his new book Gino's Italian Escape

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:37am Tuesday 7th October 2014

WHENEVER Gino D'Acampo plates up impressive-looking meals on TV, he can rest assured that along with the usual chorus of 'Oohs' and 'Aahs' in the studio, somewhere in southern Italy, at least one person will be bewildered by the fanfare.

Ahead of The Great British Bake Off semi-final, Jeananne Craig reveals the show-stopping moments of the series so far

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

After weeks of proofing, kneading, folding and drizzling, and one unforgettable moment of melting, The Great British Bake Off final is almost upon us.

THE Gazette has the opportunity to try one of RIVERFORD's new recipe boxes - which contain organic ingredients supplied by Hampshire's Upper Norton Farm

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

RIVERFORD began small in Devon in 1987, delivering organic vegetables to 30 local homes.

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood arrives at Basingstoke's Anvil in November

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:12am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Audience members will get a real insight into Paul’s life and career which has seen him become a household name.

Riverford's Pumpkin Day - at Sutton Scotney's Upper Norton Farm - is on the way!

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Entry is free and all are welcome.

The Crown in Old Basing chosen as one of 2015 Good Food Guide's top 50 pubs

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Head chefs Chris Barnes and Tom Wilson have put the pub firmly on the map as an extraordinary place to eat.

River Cottage Canteen to open in Winchester this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

All the meat and vegetables will be sourced from within Hampshire, with Uptons of Bassett and Laverstoke Farm supplying free range and organic meat and poultry.

Hope & Greenwood's new book is full of Sweets Made Simple

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:22pm Thursday 4th September 2014

HERE are three Sweets Made Simple recipes to try at home.

Mum Eleanor Ozich from the Petite Kitchen treated her daughter's eczema by cutting out certain foods, reports Kate Whiting

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

BACK in 2012, Eleanor Ozich was a full-time mum who indulged her passion for food by posting her recipes and pictures for friends on Facebook.

REVIEW: The Sun Inn, Dummer

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:54am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Sun Inn at Dummer has built up a more than favourable reputation with locals and visitors from afar, so it seemed a good idea to put it to the Taste test.

First-ever BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show to take place in London this autumn

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

The show, which will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from October 25-27, will be packed with baking, bread making and cake crafting demonstrations, free master classes, and hundreds of products to get visitors baking like a pro.

Rick Stein to open restaurant in Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:46am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The restaurant is set to open in late autumn and will seat 70 for lunch and dinner.

Thomasina Miers has mastered the top notes, reports Jeananne Craig

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:32pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CATCHING recent instalments of MasterChef, Thomasina Miers finds herself marvelling at how things have changed since she won the BBC contest in 2005.

Series 5 of The Great British Bake Off filmed near Newbury

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, joined by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, welcomed series 5 contestants to the famous white tent in the grounds of Welford Park for filming earlier in the year.

Popley chef "highly commended" in national cookery competition

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A COOK at an extra care home scheme in Basingstoke was “highly commended” by judges at a Chef of the Year competition.

Kate Whiting talks to Jamie Oliver's protege KERRYANN DUNLOP about her new cookbook

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE are some people in this world who are so full of common sense, you end up hanging on their every word, just to soak up each drop of practical wisdom spouting from their mouths.

Local breweries to play part in 2014's Fleet Lions Ale Festival

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

There will be 38 different real ales available from some of the best micro breweries in the area including Basingstoke’s Longdog Brewery, Hook’s Andwell Brewing Company and Sherfield Village Brewery.

Thai food and craft festival to take place in War Memorial Park this weekend

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Come along to the park on Sunday from 10am until 6pm to enjoy lots of activities including Thai Dance, Thai Boxing, Thai Massage, Miss Thai Basingstoke Contest and much more.

Get curried away with DIPNA ANAND's less calorific Indian dishes

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FOR many of us, Indian food conjures up images of a naughty but nice takeaway with all the trimmings, or a quick and calorific curry ready meal.

Highclere pub applies to change licence

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

7:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A PUB in Highclere has applied to change its premises licence.

Sample a Taste of Hampshire at Sparsholt College this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:39pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Organiser Philip Holroyd-Smith said: “Taste of Hampshire aims to encourage people to truly experience locally produced food, to understand its provenance and to be inspired to support this county’s producers."

Chef Angela Hartnett launches 2014 Hampshire Food Festival

Basingstoke Gazette: Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett

1:14pm Thursday 26th June 2014

The festival, one of the country’s largest, is a month of events throughout July. This year’s event continues until August 3.

Top chef Jason Atherton is next guest of Watermill Theatre's book club

Basingstoke Gazette: Jason Atherton

10:24am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Jason, who is familiar to many thanks to his TV appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Market Kitchen and Great British Menu, has won a string of awards for his cooking.

REVIEW: Bel & The Dragon, Churt

Basingstoke Gazette: Review: Bel and The Dragon, Churt

10:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

Bel & The Dragon Address: Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2LD Phone: 01428 605799 Website: Accommodation: Around £95 a night for bed and breakfast

REVIEW: Festival Street Kitchen, Festival Place, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Festival Street Kitchen, Festival Place, Basingstoke

7:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

Festival Street Kitchen has been operating since 2013 and in that time, it has become an incredibly popular town centre culinary destination, presenting seasonal, often local fare to passing trade.

REVIEW: Longbridge Mill, Sherfield-On-Loddon

Basingstoke Gazette: Longbridge Mill

3:39pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

The Gazette's chief reporter and her husband sample the fare in the Sherfield-On-Loddon pub restaurant.

Watercress Festival 2014 takes place in Alresford on Sunday

Basingstoke Gazette: Watercress Festival 2014 takes place in Alresford on Sunday

1:30pm Thursday 15th May 2014

There will be a variety of fantastic family attractions and plenty of mouth-watering watercress treats to tempt the tastebuds, ranging from watercress ice cream and cakes to watercress beer and soup.

Try cooking Indian grub from scratch, TV chef ANJUM ANAND encourages Lisa Salmon.

Basingstoke Gazette: Try cooking Indian grub from scratch, TV chef ANJUM ANAND encourages Lisa Salmon.

11:01am Wednesday 7th May 2014

MOST of us love Indian food, but cooking it from scratch - well that just seems like too much hard work.

Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to scrimp on taste and nutrition. Food blogging phenomenon Jack Monroe serves up top tips with Keeley Bolger

Basingstoke Gazette: Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to scrimp on taste and nutrition. Food blogging phenomenon Jack Monroe serves up top tips with Keeley Bolger

12:18pm Monday 28th April 2014

ONLY a few years ago, Jack Monroe had a budget of just £10 a week to feed herself and her baby son.

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.

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