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Celeriac, leek, chestnut and cranberry pies: If you're vegetarian - or catering for one - you expect more than just the Christmas sides. You want a celebratory dish of your own. This delicious pie from Rachel Demuth of Demuths Cookery School in Bath fits the bill perfectly.
Dec 18 Read more
Blunos - posh fish in Bath: One of the biggest problems hotels have is how to keep their guests in the building for meals. The solution is generally to employ a celebrity chef and that’s what the County Hotel in Bath has done with Martin Blunos.
Dec 7 Read more
8 great wine and other matches for Stollen: Although stollen is a little bit lighter than the classic British Christmas baking some of the pairings I suggested with mince pies (like sweet sherry and tawny port) will work too . . .
Dec 19 Read more
The Collector Vermouth: Not only a candidate for drink of the week but drink of the year, this small-batch Somerset vermouth is one of the most delicious products I’ve come across in 2014.
Dec 20 Read more
Jolly Old-Fashioned: a great seasonal twist on this cocktail classic: I was chatting to mixologist Robbie Bargh on Twitter (as you do) and told him I was looking for a great Christmas cocktail. His team at Gorgeous Group came up with this fantastic spiced rum and apple brandy Old Fashioned which totally hits the spot.
Dec 18 Read more
Snuffle dog beer: rated 5* by dachshunds : Yes, you did read that right. It’s not April 1st. It’s not a misprint. A dog beer. A Belgian beer for dogs. It doesn’t actually have any alcohol I hasten to reassure you but it does smell vaguely beery.
Dec 13 Read more