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Portsmouth prepares for first Seafood Festival

SEAFOOD lovers in the city have been promised a real treat this weekend.

The Lightship, Haslar Marina, Gosport

FOOD REVIEW: The Lightship, Haslar Marina, Gosport

When you go on to Google Maps and find your restaurant of choice is inconveniently located in the middle of Portsmouth Harbour, you’d be forgiven for being a tad worried.

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Enjoy several nutritional benefits from strawberries while tucking into this treat

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Seeing in summer with a classic


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Jansz Premium Rose NV, Tasmania

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Some show-stealing, elegant wines from a land Down Under

One of my favourite wine events every year is when renowned wine critic Matthew Jukes unveils his annual 100 Best Australian Wines report.

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Food & drink: Meet the guy with a huge passion for curry dishes

Food & drink: Meet the guy with a huge passion for curry dishes

Californian Dan Toombs’ introduction to British curry houses didn’t come until he was 22, when he worked in a pub in Croydon while on a student visa.
Georgia Myers and Imogen Myers, both five, taking a closer look at a fish at Waitrose, in Southsea, as part of their under the sea project this term

A fishy supermarket trip for school pupils

USUALLY, a trip to the supermarket to buy groceries is considered a bit of a chore.

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Forget p�t� and Boursin, this duck dish is an authentic treat for your French picnic

LAWRENCE MURPHY: An essential for your French picnic


Serves 4

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The Brickmakers, Church Road, Swanmore.  Picture: Sarah Standing (170782-3550)

FOOD REVIEW: The Brickmakers, Swanmore

The Dish Detective is a big fan of the Meon Valley. Rolling, lush countryside. The fact that the South Downs National Park means it is unspoilt, and in places sparsely populated. The fact it’s one of this area’s hidden gems – a 20-minute drive from north Portsmouth.

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Ram�n Bilbao Vi�edos de Altura�2014, Rioja

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Australian chardonnay has gone through a transformation

If by any chance my three children are reading this, it’s Father’s Day this weekend.

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WATCH: Eight great quotes on National Beer Day

Beer has been talked about for as long as it has been brewed.

Highbury competitors in the Wessex Salon Culinaire, from left  Keith McAllister, Zoe Castle, Codrut Cosmin Mazilu, tutor Matthew Sussex, George Heasman, Zehanara Poly Begum, Edward Searles and Aaliyah Murray

Hospitality students show off their skills

HOSPITALITY students excelled at one of the biggest live competitions in the country.


WATCH: Kickstarter gadget could be the key to keeping wine fresh

A decanter which promises to keep wine fresh for nearly two WEEKS has reached three times its fundraising target on Kickstarter.

The Rusty Cutter, Bedhampton

FOOD REVIEW:The Rusty Cutter, Bedhampton

How does the saying go? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?

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Try serving the mousse with seasonal fruits or chocolate doughnuts

LAWRENCE MURPHY: White chocolate mousse – Tasty with extras or on its own


Serves 4

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M de Minuty Rose 2016, Cotes de Provence

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Paler shades of rosé that are ready for the sunshine

As I write this week’s wine column, the British summer is playing its usual tricks, as the wind and rain sweep in.

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(L-r) Oli Blanc, British Food Fortnight ambassador, Maggie Haynes of Tuppenny Barn and Alistair Gibson of Emsworth British Food Fortnight at the launch event

Prestigious Emsworth food event launched with a ‘TASTE!’ of what’s to come

THE team behind Emsworth British Food Fortnight have launched the culinary extravaganza with a special event, giving those who attended a sneak peak at the two-week menu.

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Boil an egg, yes... but make a falafel? No chance!

Boil an egg, yes... but make a falafel? No chance!

MILLIONS of Brits are lacking basic kitchen skills – with one in five admitting they can’t even boil an egg, a study found.


Sadness as Southsea’s Jam & Bowler to close tomorrow

NEWS of another city restaurant’s pending closure has been met with sadness.

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This dish puts an oriental spin on the mid-week chicken dinner

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Chefs need comfort food, too...


Serves 4

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FOOD REVIEW: Woosters, Emsworth

From the Art Deco-inspired exterior and the grand piano (given its own stage in the dining area) to the outlandish but fun flamingo print wallpaper in the toilets, Woosters gives the impression it is clearly not aiming for the ordinary.

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