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‘This is a great way to champion our local restaurants’

THOUSANDS of people turned out to try a range of foods and support local businesses as part of the twelfth annual Southsea Food Festival.
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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Old school classic grub at a pleasant city hideaway 

It felt like a scorching summer's evening but it was only the May Bank Holiday Monday, one of the hottest ones on record. A friend and I were walking along Portsmouth’s seafront fresh from the office, enjoying the sun and the sea breeze.
Chilled gazpacho.

RECIPE: Lawrence Murphy’s gazpacho

Andalusia, the region in the south of Spain, is larger than Switzerland with a landscape to match. Mountains, meandering rivers and a fantastic coastline make it a holiday destination for Spaniards and foreign tourists.
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Stuart Mills with Kelly Kemp from Wild Thyme Wholefoods. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Month-long vegan cafe to open in Southsea this weekend

CAFES are hardly few and far between in Southsea; in fact, they are part of the lifeblood of the area.
Madame May de Lencquesaing.

WINE: Alistair Gibson on a grande dame of the Old World finding inspiration in the New

I was lucky enough last week to host a wine dinner with Nicolas Bureau of South Africa’s Glenelly Estate. To a full house, Nicolas told of the founding of the winery which is one of the most amazing tales in the modern history of wine.
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Gin Festival in Portsmouth cancelled after firm goes into administration – and you won’t get your money back

PORTSMOUTH’S hotly-anticipated Gin Festival has been cancelled after its organisers went into administration. 
Pubs see price hike of 50p during England games

Pubs see price hike of 50p during England games

A leading pub chain with venues across Portsmouth has been charging customers up to 50p more per drink during England matches.
The Dolphin, Old Portsmouth

FOOD REVIEW: Cockles and muscular burgers alive, alive oh in oldest pub

It is 1716 and Andrew Martell is throwing open the doors of his new public house for the first time. The United Kingdom is only nine years old, America is still a colony  – and would be for another 60 years – and King George I was sitting on the throne. No Englishman had discovered Australia.
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Simply sublime chocolate ganache with cherries

 LAWRENCE MURPHY: A simply sublime cherry dessert

As we reach July and our summer continues, the much-loved cherry comes into full season.
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Dourthe No 1 Sauvignon Blanc

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Summer whites from their – surprising – spiritual home

It’s easy to forget in the oceans of New World sauvignon blanc that sit on supermarket shelves that France, and in particular the Loire Valley, is the spiritual home of this most popular of white grapes.
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Heather and Chris Parr from Northampton'''Picture Ian Hargreaves

Lots to sea and do as Portsmouth Seafood Festival returns

THE aroma of freshly cooked fish could be found right through Gunwharf Quays at the weekend, as the Portsmouth Seafood Festival returned for a second year.


Everything you need to know about Portsmouth’s new Five Guys restaurant

Five Guys will be opening a new restaurant in Portsmouth in a few weeks.

Southsea Food Festival in Palmerston Road,  Southsea

BIG READ: The rise of festivals that give you food for thought.

Last weekend it was the Isle of Wight Festival that drew thousands of people to party at the annual musical extravaganza.
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Pistachio shortbread and strawberry sorbet

LAWRENCE MURPHY: The little nut packed with flavour

The pistachio nut grows on a small tree that originates from central Asia and is the oldest edible nut that is consumed the world over.
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Exquisite Collection Malbec 2017, Uco Valley

ALISTAIR GIBSON: How about a big red with your sizzling ribeye steak?

I hesitate to write the first sentence of this week’s wine column but it really does seem as if we are having a fabulous summer – cue the heavens opening now!
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The Bat and Ball, Hambledon

FOOD REVIEW: A smashing English country pub that won’t bowl you a googly 

Mock John Major all you like – Y-fronts, Back to Basics, that funny nasal high-pitched creak of a voice, Edwina (ugh) Currie – but the Dish Detective has always had a soft spot for his vision of Britain. 
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McDonald's is launching a new type of McFlurry Picture: McDonald's

McDonald’s is launching a new mini McFlurry and these are the flavours available

McDonalds has announced a range of new McFlurrys and they are perfect if you can’t stomach a full pot of ice cream.

Cork & Cheese, Park Gate, Fareham.

FOOD REVIEW: A lukewarm welcome and a cold-hearted scone for tea

If you are a fan of alcohol The Cork & Cheese really is the place for you. As soon as you enter the cafe you are hit with a wall of different beverages. In fact every surface that isn’t a window or a table for eating is home to a glass bottle.  
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Tomato chilli jam made from plump, juicy tomatoes

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Spike juicy tomatoes with chillies

Apparently we are going to have a great summer which must mean we’ll have an abundance of beautiful fruit and vegetables coming through our kitchens. 
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Chateau La Mascaronne, situated just outside the medieval village of Le Luc

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Fear not, the sweet pale pink drop is still coming up rosé     

One of my favourite stories in some of the nationals over the past few weeks was about the potential shortage of Provence rosé this summer.
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