Basingstoke Gazette: taste and tell

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: http://www.belandthedragon-churt.co.uk/fooddrink.php 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.

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.






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