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You’ll always have a pizza my heart

You’ll always have a pizza my heart 2000 1333 The Editor

When the moon hit’s your eye like a big pizza pie… as summer draws to an end and the opportunity to eat alfresco will soon be over, we thought we’d do a quick run down of some of the best pizzerias the Island has to offer, because what’s better than a scummy handmade pizza and a crisp glass of wine or chilled beer? We…

An oh so yummy supper club

An oh so yummy supper club

An oh so yummy supper club 2000 1333 The Editor

On Friday 4th October Taste was invited to try a new supper club event on the Island. This genius idea is the brainchild of Paul Thorley, Something Yummy. Paul is looking to roll out monthly events across the Island inviting foodie lovers to a special, individually themed dining experience. Keep reading to see how you can get involved and grab…


Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island

Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island 2000 1500 The Editor

The Isle of Wight is known as England in miniature but within this little mini UK you can explore the world through your taste buds. Basque Kitchen Using some of the best seasonal produce the Isle of Wight has to offer and pairing it with ingredients important from Spain, Basque Kitchen brings a taste of Spain to our sunny shores.…

The future is plastic free

The future is plastic free

The future is plastic free 2000 1333 The Editor

Ever since we all saw Blue Planet, the threat of single use plastic has never been so at the forefront of everyone’s mind. From big chains such as Morrrison’s encouraging you to bring in tubs from home for produce and switching to paper bags to fast food restaurants like McDonalds moving to paper straws (and what an outcry that was…

October’s seasonal goodies

October’s seasonal goodies

October’s seasonal goodies 2000 1124 The Editor

October, the month where chilly crisp mornings are a favourite, walking through crunchy leaves and of course Halloween, but what does Mother Nature have to offer-up this month. Here’s a quick guide to some of the tasty, fresh fruits and veg you can pick up this month. Pumpkin Of course we had to start with this versatile orange squash. Perfect…

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day 2000 1124 The Editor

Observed all around the world, 1st October marks World Vegetarian Day. So why not go meat free today and try some of these places serving up tasty veggie options. We’ve selected five must trys… Enjoy! Tansy’s Pantry, Godshill Tuck into plant based cuisine at the latest restaurant edition to the chocolate-box village of Godshill. Peach, Newport Proving popular since it…

International Coffee

International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day 2000 1124 The Editor

Quite possibly our favourite day of the year… 1st October marks International Coffee Day! Here are five of the top places to enjoy a steaming cuppa joe. Caffe Isola, Newport Roasting their own beans, coffee does not get much fresher. ComiCoffee, Newport Coffee, comic books, cakes and waffles. Taking coffee to a fun, new level. Freshwater Coffee House An award-winning…

Julia’s Tearoom, Dimbola Lodge

A Very British Tea

A Very British Tea 2000 1333 The Editor

It seems like there is a national day or week for everything these days but in this case we aren’t complaining as it’s an excuse to celebrate something we do pretty darn well here on the Isle of Wight. Happy Afternoon Tea Week everyone!

On your marks, get set, grow!

On your marks, get set, grow!

On your marks, get set, grow! 2000 1333 The Editor

Yesterday saw the start of National Allotments Week – an annual campaign that began as a way to raise awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles and grow their own food. With the interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables at an all time high, the campaign has in addition highlighted how allotments can not only develop friendships but also bolster communities as growers support each other and share their produce. Nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction you get from growing your own – a tummy full of tasty treats and a sense of wellbeing!

The Garlic Farm

From field to fork…

From field to fork… 1200 508 The Editor

Eating from the source cuts food miles down to mere metres, promotes sustainability and eating seasonally, plus the produce is fresher and tastier – everyone’s a winner!