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5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight

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With it’s unique microclimate, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to grow produce that wouldn’t grow in many other parts of the UK. Along with some of the…

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough announces appointment of new Head Chef

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The Hambrough, the award-winning boutique bed & breakfast in Ventnor has announced the appointment of Ashley Randle as the Head Chef of its reopening restaurant. Ashley’s experience of working with…

5 Places to Grab a Slice

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Pizza, it can come in many forms… from your perfectly rounded standard pepperoni, right through to malformed handmade beauties. Over the last decade pizza has come a long way, with…

Gastronomy Cowes, Isle of Wight

Happy 1st Birthday to Gastronomy in Cowes

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Bringing the party to Cowes, the team behind Gastronomy will be celebrating the success of their busy bar and restaurant with a big first birthday bash on Saturday 16th February.…

Christmas Drink
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Festive Recipes: Mulled white wine

It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Mulled white wine Fed up with the usual mulled wine? Try this twist on a classic using white wine and cider. Ingredients: Two bottles of medium-dry white wine 500ml light cider 150ml elderflower cordial Zest of two lemons Two cinnamon sticks One…

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Festive Recipes: Easy marzipan

It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Easy marzipan Whether it’s to cover your Christmas cake or to create some decorative sweets, it is easy to make your own marzipan. Ingredients: 90g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 90g golden caster sugar 1 large egg, lightly beaten Pure almond…

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Christmas Spiced Cupcakes

Here at Taste HQ we’ve got a number of talented bakers and cooks, here to share some amazing recipes sure to bring magic to your kitchen this Christmas.  Our resident baker, Jo, shares one of her family’s favourite treats for the festive season… Christmas Spiced Cupcakes One Christmas tradition that I always adhere to in…

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Meet the landlord – Tim Green, The Culver Haven

Meet the landlord/lady – Tim Green, The Culver Haven What is the best thing about being a landlady? The ever changing trends in the food and drink trade. I have worked in pubs for 28 years now and the whole industry has changed beyond all recognition. It’s not like working in accountancy for instance, where…

Alison and Rachel
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Meet the landlady – Alison Wills & Rachel Sharp, The White Horse, Whitwell

Alison Wills & Rachel Sharp, The White Horse, Whitwell What is the best thing about being a landlady? For us, the best thing is meeting new people and being part of the great community we have in Whitwell. What is your favourite local tipple? We tend to enjoy the Mermaid Gin now and then! Other…

The Auctioneer
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Meet the Chef – Emma Guy, The Beach Hut and The Auctioneer

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Emma Guy, The Beach Hut and The Auctioneer What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? The diversity. When I won The Gurt Cook Off last year I was amazed to see so much local produce available. We are…

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Meet the Chef – Matthew Egan, Three Buoys

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Matthew Egan, Three Buoys Where is your favourite place for a pub lunch?  The Taverners, Godshill. I always order from the specials board, of course washed down with the Taverners ale! Where would you go for a cuppa and a slice…

Christmas in Ryde
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Christmas Party Guide

Time is ticking and the festive season will soon be upon us. It’s the time for roasting chestnuts, mulled wine and plenty of merriment – the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! With only 10 weeks to go, if you haven’t organised your Christmas party yet you will need to start thinking about it now…

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A Wight Christmas…

Here on the Island we are lucky enough to have literally everything you might need for a festive feast, right here on our doorstep.  Turkeys, chicken and all manner of game are farmed here, seasonal vegetables are grown and alcohol is brewed and bottled. The main event… Whether it’s traditional turkey, a classic goose or…

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Pumpkin three ways!

Happy Halloween… Far more than just a decoration at Halloween, once carved make the most of the tasty orange treat with our three ways with pumpkin: Grate into a cake – add to cinnamon for lightly spiced cupcakes, or substitute for your favourite carrot cake recipe. Or bake into an American classic, the Pumpkin Pie. Blend…

Jane Gibbs
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Meet the landlady – Jane Gibbs, The Bargeman’s Rest

Meet the landlord/lady – Jane Gibbs, The Bargeman’s Rest What is the best thing about being a landlady? I’ve almost always worked in hospitality so the answer to that must be people. Both customers and staff. You certainly meet an eclectic mix! What is your favourite local tipple? Without doubt the Mermaid Gin. Xavier Baker…

Ganders
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Meet the Chef – Iain Cowcher, Ganders Restaurant

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Meet the Chef – Iain Cowcher, Ganders Restaurant What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? The variety of establishments around, from coffee shops and pubs to delis and restaurants. What is your favourite local ingredient? Crab and lobster.…

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