FOOD & DRINK

A rural Shangri-La: Castle Farm Café

Melissa Blease goes behind the menu at Castle Farm Café near Midford Castle Farm Café – a charming little oasis of pastoral perfection nestling in the Mi...

The May drinks column: Gin

Our new columnist Tristan Darby  offers advice for balmy summer’s evenings, on where to seek the perfect ginspiration Anyone who’s visited a bar or spi...

Blending in beautifully: Tea Huggers

Melissa Blease meets Esther Thompson, the food hero behind Tea Huggers Chill Out or Magic Breakfast? Skinny Fit or Hangover Help? Detox or Guilt Free Choccy?...

The April Drinks Column

Our new columnist Tristan Darby talks about the perfect wine for springtime sipping My wine choices for April celebrate the change of season into warmer days...

The eggs factor: New Macdonalds Farm

Melissa Blease meets the eggscellent food heroes Matthew and Louise of New Macdonalds Farm There can’t be many people unaware that Old Macdonald had a farm...

Cookery Courses at Lucknam Park

Learn a new style of cuisine at Lucknam Park Cookery School this spring Lucknam Park’s renowned Cookery School, run by Ben Taylor, offers guests a diversit...

Acorn: Plants step up to the plate

Melissa Blease goes behind the menu of Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen to hear how owner Richard Buckley and chef Steven Yates put vegetables at the centre of their de...

Restaurant review: The Olive Tree

Georgette McCready discovers a springtime menu crafted by a chef at the top of his game at The Olive Tree A head chef on fine form in the kitchen is like a P...