Foodie Features

Essential oils: La Trama olive oil

Businesswoman Elena Alcala is converting the south west to the joys of Andalusian olive oil grown in the Spanish sunshine on her family’s farm Elena Alcala h...

Tackling the restaurant no shows

Melissa Blease reports on the issue of people who book tables in restaurants and then don’t turn up The date was set three weeks ago. Dinner this evening, at...

Waste not want not: FoodCycle Bath

Melissa Blease joins the free-for-all supper club with a heart where she meets the local food heroes at FoodCycle Bath who volunteer to cook and host at an open...

Star spangled dishes: Lucknam Park

Melissa Blease goes behind the menu to talk to Hywel Jones executive chef at the eponymous Michelin starred restaurant at Lucknam Park There’s something abou...
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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 Midfor...

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 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 –...

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...

Time for a taste of culture

Melissa Blease meets Lucie Cousins of Bath Culture House, a champion of the benefits of eating fermented food What have yoghurt, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi and...

Dough Pizza: It’s all about the base

Melissa Blease goes behind the menu of Dough Pizza to find a few surprises – which begin with seven different bases to choose from Is there any problem in th...