Articles from October 2012

October 2012 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Eggs extra easy - the Mermaid Omelette Pan

    Tuesday October 30th, 2012

    You can use this pan for all kinds of frying, but omelettes are what it does best. For midweek quick snacks it’s perfect and what’s more it washes out in seconds. It’s not cheap, quality never is, but you know it will last you out and be handed down the generations keeping everyone in eggy treats until the last hen stops laying,

  • A life in cheese. We talk to the Wigmores from Village Maid

    Friday October 26th, 2012

    In 1986 Anne and Andy Wigmore, along with a £40 a week incentive from the government, began their own cheese making business. Over 25 years later, Anne and Andy are still at it and not much has changed. Lara Cory spoke to the Wigmore's about their life with cheese.

  • ‘The Perfect Host’ a new app by San Pellegrino

    Wednesday October 24th, 2012

    Sponsors of the annual competition to find the world’s fifty best restaurants, San Pellegrino have launched a new app for the iPhone and iPad.

  • Olmeca Altos - a tequila too good to slam

    Wednesday October 24th, 2012

    Olmeca Altos is a relatively new tequila (2009) but it has the gravitas and style of a much older hombre. ‘Altos' refers to the highlands of the tequila-producing region  of Jalisco, Mexico, where the best 100% agave tequilas are created and the blue agave used is hand picked. Here too the soil is unique, giving the tequilas made here a ‘terroir’ tast

  • Abadía Retuerta, If only life could be like this all the time.

    Wednesday October 24th, 2012

    Alan Kingsbury goes monastic in a 21st century way at a luxurious Spanish abbey where only the best food, drink and service will do. Given his own butler, a masseuse and some very fine wines indeed, he gets a taste of the life that he has always dreamed of.

  • London Bridge Hotel

    Monday October 22nd, 2012

    The London Bridge hotel is at the foot of the Shard. Paul Ruel looks it up and stays the night

  • Seasons Eatings from Maison Blanc

    Tuesday October 16th, 2012

    Maison Blanc’s head pâtissier, Alex Gresset  talks and tastes us through the upcoming Halloween and Christmas ranges of Maison Blanc patisserie. David Bullock is very impressed, and now a little fatter.

  • Monsoon Valley, Thai wines for Thai food?

    Monday October 15th, 2012

    Despite the geographical improbability of the location, The Siam Winery has been seriously involved in growing vines and making a series of domestic cuvées in Thailand for some time.

  • Raj-y Bhaji- Feasting With Darjeeling Express

    Thursday October 11th, 2012

    Elbow room? Yes, that’s lacking. But what I’m more concerned about is just where my growing gut is going to expand to. 40 hungry diners squished into the diminutive School of Wok is all well and good, but none of us accounted for the fact Asma Khan was planning to stuff us to the very gunwales with her British-Raj themed, multi-course Indian feast.

  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio reviewed

    Thursday October 11th, 2012

    The 2012 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio has new features and refinements to add to the experience and the flavour. Just as before it’s rather cute and stylish and takes up almost no room on a worktop; the base occupies a space less than a foot square, which is about 30cm if you insist on surrendering to the tyranny of Brussels. And it makes a decent cup of Joe too.

  • Jim Beam launches Devil’s Cut in the UK

    Wednesday October 10th, 2012

    Up until recently, a US classic, bourbon whisky, had an image problem similar to American junk food before it got trendy.It’s presumably with the youth market in mind that Jim Beam has released a new bourbon called Devil’s Cut, a play on the notion of the ‘angel’s share’ where some of the bourbon is lost to evaporation while ageing in the barrel.

  • York(ie) and other chocolate moments

    Monday October 8th, 2012

    With chocolate week upon us, Anita Pati travels to York where chocolate is in the very air and immerses herself in a Chocolate Indulgence break. All the visits are spread over a couple of days giving you time to recuperate in your wonderful four-poster bed – if you book the deluxe room – before heading out for more engorgement. So why daydream of chocolate hunks when you can stuff a cityful in

  • The roof's the limit. We go up to Skymarket.

    Monday October 8th, 2012
  • 2012 Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Monday October 8th, 2012

    You may think the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is all about food for thought, but Kate Townsend fids plenty more visceral things to chew on.

  • Ashdown Park Hotel - step back and step out in style

    Saturday October 6th, 2012

    Things are done differently in the country though, they hunt things, they kill and mostly eat the things they hunt, they are comfortable with corduroy and welly boots and mud. Here at Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club part of the same Elite Hotels Group as The Grand Eastbourne some things are still done pretty much as they would have been done thirty years ago.

  • Superfood to the Rescue

    Thursday October 4th, 2012

    On a recent visit to a health food shop a ‘new generation’ of Superfood worthy of the Olympian gods flew off the shelf into Annabelle Hood's shopping basket. It's green, it's mean and it's heroically healthy.

  • QSM Beef and Lamb and a Butchery Masterclass with Henry Herbert

    Thursday October 4th, 2012

    What do you like to do in your spare time? Read books, knit scarves, make airfix models of Lancaster Bombers perhaps? Not Tom, he likes to chop up bits of dead animal for fun! It might sound peculiar but butchery is something of a hobby of his: he really does enjoy spending time in the kitchen boning a shoulder of pork, spatchcocking a chicken or knocking up a brace of pork pies.