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Sourcing Local Produce


Buying local produce not only supports your local farmers and fishermen, but ensures you get fresher produce.. It's also probably easier than you think too.


What's In Season  


This section highlights foods which are currently in season to enable you to make the most of locally grown produce when its at its best.


UK Farmers' Market Directory  


Find your local farmer's market with our easy to use interactive map.


Growing Vegetables & Herbs


Detailed instructions how to grow different  herbs and vegetables. Or why not visit our new sister site for detailed instructions on growing all edible crops


International Recipes


A large series featuring detailed information, culinary history and geography plus lots of authentic and traditional recipes from over 50 countries from A - Z.


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Food and Health


This section features food related health articles & information including nutrition and diet guides.

Chinese New Year

until 5th February 2017

Year of the Rooster


Chinese New Year celebration, known as the Spring Festival is the most important festival in China when families come together to celebrate.  This year is the year of the Rooster.

Visit the Chinese New Year page for more information about traditional "lucky" foods and what they stand for, culinary traditions and more Chinese New Year Menus.  There's even a little information about Chinese astrology so you can find out your Chinese birth sign.


February is Sweet Potato Month


The Sweet Potato is said to be one of the most nutritionally complete foods as well as being versatile - it can be boiled, baked or fried; used for savoury and sweet recipes including biscuits, breads, muffins, croquettes, pies and cakes and is especially useful in vegetarian or vegan dishes.


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Winter Cooking and Recipes



Whilst there are hundreds of recipes throughout the site which are suitable for eating during the winter months, we've put together a whole section about winter eating so now you can find exactly what you are looking for in one place.


Not only is there a selection of recipes using the best of the winter season's ingredients but there are also additional editorial pages focussing on specific winter ingredients such as chestnuts, oysters, goose and cranberries  which feature lots of information as well as the "Editor's Choice " top 3 recipes. Click the picture to visit the section.



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Reviews on culinary related items such as cookbook reviews and cooking equipment reviews. Most items have been personally tested or reviewed by the Editor, Florence Sandeman, however some may have been submitted from other trusted sources.


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Accompaniment recipes

Desserts and Puddings

Hundreds of dessert recipes including hot puddings, crumbles, tarts,  cold desserts, ices, sorbets and ice creams

Pudding and Dessert Recipes

Cakes, Breads, Biscuits

An absolutely huge collection of recipes for savoury and sweet  breads, biscuits. cookies buns, muffins and cakes - from large layer cakes to the daintiest of cupcakes

Cake Bread Pastry and Biscuit recipes

Special Diets

Selected recipes for all your special diet needs including Gluten Free recipes, Egg Free recipes, Dairy Free recipes and Vegan recipes

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and egg free recipes

Party Food, Drinks & Smoothies

Hot and cold party food recipes, cocktail recipes plus lots of smoothie recipes including  fruit smoothies, vegetable smoothies, and adult smoothies

Party food, cocktail and smoothie recipes

Holidays, Celebration Days & Food Days

Lots of information, ideas  and recipes including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Halloween, Fourth of July, New year's Day, St. Patricks Day, St. George's Day, Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) plus lots more

Special, celebration and holiday recipes


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