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Raspberry and cherry beer jellies


Raspberry and cherry beer jellies: If you're having a late summer barbecue this weekend here is one of the most delicious - and surprising recipes - from my book An Appetite for Ale. I love serving them because no-one has the faintest idea they have beer in them.

Aug 29 Read more

Aron's Jewish Delicatessen - Brooklyn comes to Bristol


Aron's Jewish Delicatessen - Brooklyn comes to Bristol: So it’s not Aaron with two ‘a’s and it’s not a deli but this small, modestly furnished American/Jewish/Hungarian-inspired neighbourhood restaurant is a great addition to the Bristol eating-out scene.

Aug 16 Read more

The best wine and beer pairings for pizza

Top pairings

The best wine and beer pairings for pizza: Should you drink wine or beer with pizza? No rights or wrongs, obviously but here are a few thoughts which might encourage you to experiment.

Aug 28 Read more

What to buy from Lidl's latest French wine selection

Wine finds

What to buy from Lidl's latest French wine selection: As I mentioned in this weekend’s Guardian, Lidl (or leedle as they pronounce it) kicks off its annual French wine promotion next Thursday (September 3rd). You can find my top picks on the Guardian website but here are some other good buys:

Aug 29 Read more

Cognac Summit

Spirits & cocktails

Cognac Summit: Sometimes cocktails seem like just one more thing you have to do when you have people round but this summery cognac one is so easy it's no hassle at all.

Jul 10 Read more

American beers at Kitty Fisher's

Beer & cider

American beers at Kitty Fisher's: The American Brewers Association chose uber-cool Kitty Fisher's in Shepherd Market, Mayfair for their annual lunch for British beer writers this week. Sophie Atherton reports on the outcome.

Aug 14 Read more


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