Danepak’s Lower Salt Bacon

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Danepak Bacon

By contributor Mathew Lea

Who doesn’t love a bit of bacon? Breakfast, lunch or dinner, I could certainly eat it every day.  Unfortunately the curing process through which bacon is made creates high amounts of salt in the meat.  This, as most people know, can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and strokes.

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Curry Goat

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Curry Goat

Curry goat is one of my all time favourite dishes and what differentiates a Caribbean curry goat to any other, is the use of scotch bonnet peppers. This amazingly hot pepper has a great distinctive flavour, which delivers a deliciously fruity note. However, the pepper must be treated with respect. Continue reading

Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 2

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Chocolatier Shelly Preston and Ganache in the making

Continuing on with Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire, a visit wouldn’t be complete without immersing yourself into a course from award-winning cookery school, The School of Artisan Food. The courses range from taster to professional and cover: baking, cheesemaking and butchery amongst others. I took part in a Chocolate Making course with a very fabulous chocolatier who knows her beans, Shelly Preston. Continue reading

Beehive Place Kitchen and Bar, Brixton

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Brixton Beehive Club

There’s a buzz in an old Victorian hay loft in Brixton, and it’s coming from new restaurant pop up, Beehive Place Kitchen and Bar. I fondly remember the loft’s previous incarnation, as the dark and atmospheric Brixtonian, where back in the day many a night was spent sipping (downing) cocktails and dancing the night away. Continue reading

Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 1

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Sherwood Pines

In the home of the legend Robin Hood, I took my merry self on a Segway Tour, dined at two fine restaurants, spent a day chocolate-making, visited the Festival of Food and Drink and slept in luxury lodgings at Sherwood Hideaway. So, if you fancy a weekend break to Nottinghamshire and you’re looking for things to do and eat, here are some suggestions: Continue reading