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Meet Our fabulous Food and Drink Festival Chefs – Phill Butler

September 15th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

The people who make and produce the food we enjoy so much in the New Forest are one of the reasons we are such a top foodie destination. Over the past few weeks and months we’ve been introducing the chefs and producers who’ll be bringing you the headline events. Meet Phill Butler, head chef at [...]

Eton Mess

August 22nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival Recipes|

Ripe summer fruit, meringue and cream have got to be the best combination of flavours and textures. Ingredients: 1 lb 450g strawberries hulled and roughly chopped About 3oz 75g meringues roughly broken but not crumbled ¾ pint (400ml) lightly whipped double cream or crème fraîche (or a mixture of both) Method: Gently combine all the [...]

Gregg Wallace joins us!

August 22nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

We’ve lined up a top TV personality for the first ever New Forest Food and Drink Festival, which takes place this autumn. There will be a week of culinary events, produce tasting, dishes and activities for every foodie – and now a celebrity appearance. You’ve watched the TV programme, read the book and eaten the [...]

A focus on… Lyburn Cheese

August 19th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

‘Life is full of decisions,’ says Mike ‘Mr Lyburn’ Smales. ‘Cheese is one of them.’ Who are any of us to disagree? Because if Mike and his wife, Judy, hadn’t decided to start making cheese 14 years ago – because the price of milk had fallen yet again – the world would be without Old [...]

Everything we know about eating well for less

August 12th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

One of the biggest food myths is that buying British or buying local – instead of similar food flown in from abroad - is more expensive. Here in the New Forest we know that just isn’t true. So let us prove it by offering you our ten top tips for getting great food on a [...]

Meet our fabulous Food and Drink Festival Chefs – James Foreman

August 5th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

Because we’re keen for everyone to know about the brilliant people behind the New Forest Food and Drink Festival, over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be introducing you to our amazing local chefs who’ll be producing the menus for our headline events. Classically British and French trained, James Foreman has worked at the [...]

Meet Our fabulous Food and Drink Festival Chefs – Byron Hayter

August 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

Because we’re keen for everyone to know about the brilliant people behind the New Forest Food and Drink Festival, over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be introducing you to our amazing local chefs who’ll be producing the menus for our headline events. Over at Rhinefield House, which is hosting a New Forest Brunch [...]

ElderFlower Syllabub

June 30th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival Recipes|

With the almost sudden appearance of great clouds of elderflowers blossoming at the beginning of June, Summer is surely on its way, and what better way to celebrate these delicate blooms than by creating some quick and simple summer desserts. Ingredients: 284 ml Double Cream 5 tbls Elderflower Cordial - from Parkside Produce 120 ml [...]

Meet Our fabulous Food and Drink Festival Chefs – Matthew Tomkinson

June 22nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

The people who make and produce the food we enjoy so much in the New Forest are one of the reasons we are such a top foodie destination. So we’d like to introduce you to some of them. Matthew Tomkinson runs The Terrace, a 3 AA Rosette restaurant at The Montagu Arms in Beaulieu. He [...]

New Forest Strawberry Sorbet with Strawberry Jelly, Bergamot Cream and White Chocolate Crumble

June 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival Recipes|

Ingredients: Strawberry sorbet 1 lemon, juiced400g of strawberries, puréed in a blender Strawberry jelly 1/4 lemon, juiced and zest cut into strips 250g of strawberries, hulled 2 gelatine leaves, bronze 1 sprig of fresh thyme 10g of fructose sugar Bergamot cream 1/2 lemon, juiced and zest cut into strips 50g of caster sugar 85ml of [...]

Meet Our fabulous Food and Drink Festival Chefs – Luke Matthews

May 22nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

The people who make and produce the food we enjoy so much in the New Forest are one of the reasons we are such a top foodie destination. So we’d like to introduce you to some of them, starting with the man who’ll be cooking up a culinary storm for our headline Tastes of the [...]

Chargrilled Asparagus, Garden Salad, Herb Bavarois

March 22nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival Recipes|

Chargrilled Asparagus & Garden Salad Ingredients: 2 bunches of Asparagus Peeled Chive Flowers Violas Beetroot Leafs Peashoots Garlic Chives Raddish Method: Season and oil the Asparagus then Chargrill (if the Asparagus is quite large you may want to bake it for 4 mins at 160c before charring), Slice the Raddish quite thinly, Wash the Beetroot [...]

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