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Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

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With programmes such as The Great British Bake Off and Cake Boss topping the ratings, Britain’s love of cake and sweet treats is going strong. Just take a glance at the home baking aisle in your supermarket for proof, it’s probably much bigger than you think….

Foodie Vacations

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There are plenty of places to stay on the Isle of Wight, many of which can combine a love of food and drink with the perfect setting for your foodie-break…

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A quick guide to some of the best coffee on the Isle of Wight…

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Here at Taste HQ, we love a cup of coffee to get us through the day. It comes in many guises, from classic black to soya lattes and iced to espresso, plus everything in between! So yes, you could probably call us a bunch of coffee nerds and we wouldn’t argue. In fact, we would agree and urge you to…

Where to go on the Isle of Wight this Mothers Day…

Places to take Mum on the Isle of Wight

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It’s time to celebrate that special person in your life – yes, we mean your good old mum! There have been festivals celebrating mothers in many cultures for years, but the clearest precedent for how to celebrate today is the Christian festival of Mothering Sunday. This celebration historically fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was considered a time…

Rediscover Mermaid Gin

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Your favourite gin has got a new look!  Mermaid Gin will appear on shelfs and bars near you with a stylish new bottle from mid-March. The most popular spirit from The Isle of Wight Distillery, Mermaid Gin first launched three and half years ago. It has gone from strength to (Navy!) strength since, picking up several awards along the way. The…

Flip it for Pancake Day

Flip it for Pancake Day

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Pancake Day is upon us, so dust off your frying pan and get your flip on with these fun facts we bet you didn’t know about Shrove Tuesday… #Pancake races. Thought to have originated in Olney during the 15th Century, these races take place up and down the country including here on the Island. Head to Brading Youth Centre for…

Vegan side of the Island

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Check out the best Vegan spots from local Jane Gardner: Plant-based eating is one of the biggest food trends of 2018 and according to the Vegan Society, there are now over three million vegans in the UK. This number is set to rise thanks to the popularity of vegan content on social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube providing…

Out of the vase & onto the plate...

Out of the vase and onto the plate…

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Instantly making a meal look more impressive, a simple flower can add depth and taste to your dish.

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough appointment 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 some of the country’s culinary masters together with ideas from different cultures and styles has been the inspiration behind his modern European menu on to which he will put his…

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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 Islands more famous exports. For example; garlic, asparagus and tomatoes. The produce grown, farmed and made on the Isle of Wight is endless… Here are our top 5 things you…

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