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ALISTAIR GIBSON: Why not play Tonto to the Cape’s Roan Ranger?

Wine is such an amazingly diverse product; there are simply so many grape varieties, styles and regions it would be impossible to try them all in a lifetime, but that’s half the fun – there is always something else.

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Feed your foodie in holiday heaven

Discover the best holiday food ever

Ready to indulge yourself with some of the finest food Europe has to offer? It has to be Destination Dordogne

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Steven Cross of Park Community School

Prestigious accolade served to Havant school chef

A CHEF who transformed a school’s lunches has been recognised for his achievements.

Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Noor Hussain Ali and Mr Askor Ali from the Mahaan Restaurant, Worthing and Journalist Broadcaster Louise Minchin

Revealed: The curry house voted best in West Sussex

A popular restaurant has been voted the best in West Sussex at the Curry Life Awards in London.

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ALISTAIR GIBSON: Some fine wines from warmer climes

Alistair Gibson is proprietor of Hermitage Cellars, Emsworth.

Lightly-curried sweet potato

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Tasty root vegetable counts as one of your five-a-day

Lawrence Murphy is the proprietor of Fat Olives, in Emsworth

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Si King and Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers.

Hairy Bikers’ new fare

“Why did the chicken cross the road, roll in the mud, come back across the road, and then cross the road again and roll in the mud again?” asks one half of The Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers, eyes glinting.

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Raymond Blanc treats guests with visit to Gunwharf Quays

Raymond Blanc treats guests with visit to Gunwharf Quays

DINERS at Brasserie Blanc were treated to the company of the restaurant’s founder.

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Top-ranked Portsmouth restaurant won’t stop improving, says head chef

WHEN you’re ranked number one, it can be easy to forget about those beneath you.

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GIBSON ON GRAPES: Warming reds for contemplation

GIBSON ON GRAPES: Warming reds for contemplation

Alistair Gibson is proprietor of Hermitage Cellars, Emsworth. Here he looks at some warming winter reds.

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Creme brulee with blackberries and blueberries

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Beaten black and blue – a berry fine creme brûlée

We finished the Emsworth British Food Fortnight with an English garden party serving traditional treats such as ham hock terrine with piccalilli and cod with parsley sauce.

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Oli Kutylowski at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Cheers! Microbreweries prove they have the recipe for success

Drinking craft beers was once derided as an attempt to be the hippest of hipsters in trendy East London watering holes.

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Could have come from Burgundy

GIBSON ON GRAPES: Chardonnay – a grape for all seasons

It was Keats who wrote about autumn with the evocative line of ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, the time of year when summer slowly slips away with winter on the horizon and surely a time to turn our attention to red wines.

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Figs on flat bread

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Couldn’t give a fig? Think again – it’s a superfood

Between summer and autumn fresh figs start to appear in greengrocers, bought in from warmer parts of the world. They bring us one of the last soft fruits of the year.

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Elizabeth Walker with Aimee, 10, and James, five Picture: Habibur Rahman (161313-73)

Emsworth businesses set for a boom following British Food Fortnight

INDEPENDENT food and drink businesses are buzzing in the aftermath of the British Food Fortnight.

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Tracy Fryer, manager of Cook shop, presents Brian and Lynn Duffin who were married just two weeks ago, with a cake
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Centre serves up treats

TASTY treats and live music went down a hit at a shopping centre.

Courgette fritters

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Cor, get you! How to fritter away autumn’s bounty

Courgettes belong to the cucurbit family along with gherkins, cucumbers and, to my surprise, watermelons. In Italy and America they are called zucchini.

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'Lovely' - late-bottled Fonseca

GIBSON ON GRAPES: Don’t wait for Christmas, steer to port now

Port is considered a very British drink. It seems as certain as night follows day that the festive season wouldn’t be the same without Stilton closely followed by the port.

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Porters and pales galore at first night of Southsea beer fest

Porters and pales galore at first night of Southsea beer fest

LONDON’S finest beers are set to be showcased during a 10-day beer festival.

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Community seafood lunch on Emsworth Quay 25 September 2016

BRITISH Food Fortnight is coming to an end this weekend with some fantastic foodie events.

Across the area there will be markets selling delicious fresh produce, beer festivals and harvest festivals to round off a two-week celebration of the best of British produce.

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