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Chef Hywel is raising his game

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:02am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Freemasons at Wiswell will be celebrating the biggest day in the shooting calendar among agricultural enthusiasts and foodies on August 12 – The Glorious 12th as it’s known by aficionados.

Spice girl hits right note

Lancashire Telegraph: Rickshaw arrival: Dipna outside Brilliant for the book launch

5:15pm Monday 7th July 2014

FOR many of us, Indian food conjures up images of a naughty but nice takeaway with all the trimmings, or a quick and calorific curry ready meal.

Festival full of flavour? Head to Ramsbottom cake festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival organisers Rob Hodkinson, Ian Bevan and Gregg Fletcher

11:14am Monday 23rd June 2014

BATTENBURG, carrot, fruit, chocolate, sponge, lemon and fairy cakes are just a selection of the delicious types that will be sold at Ramsbottom’s first cake festival next weekend.

Special menu to mark five years at the Freemasons at Wiswell

Lancashire Telegraph: COMMENDED Chef patron Steven Smith at the Freemasons

11:21am Monday 23rd June 2014

THE Freemasons at Wiswell is celebrating its fifth birthday with a special menu throughout the summer.

Traditional welcome that is Streets ahead

Lancashire Telegraph: Jennie McAlpine and boyfriend Chris Farr outside Annies

11:19am Monday 23rd June 2014

WITH its deep red decor, plush armchairs, proper teapots and best China cups, Bury soapstar Jennie McAlpine’s restaurant seems a far cry from Roy's Rolls and the Rovers.

Chorley's Ken Morley out of the Celebrity MasterChef culinary challenge

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Ken Morley, Amanda Burton, Alison Hammond, Emma Barton, JB Gill.

10:53am Monday 23rd June 2014

HE has one of the most famous faces in showbiz, but this week TV viewers saw Ken Morley’s features concentrated on an unfamiliar role.

Set to inspireon fun food foray

Lancashire Telegraph: Madeleine Hoyle is passing  on her expertise

1:46pm Monday 16th June 2014

FORMER restaurateur Madeleine Hoyle has a fancy new title as Todmorden’s Food Inspirer. Her mission is to get locals interested in growing, cooking and eating food glorious food.

The wisdom of Solomon

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Adrian Solomon

3:37pm Monday 9th June 2014

Mark Adrian Solomon, chef patron of QZine Restaurant, Clitheroe, looks back on his life in the kitchen and gives an insight into his culinary philosophy

The growing gets tough up north

Lancashire Telegraph: The growing gets tough up north

12:19pm Monday 2nd June 2014

GROWING your own vegetables in Lancashire can be a tricky task. With a climate that’s unpredictable, our county is a far cry from being a gardener’s haven.

Review: The Thomas Egerton, Egerton

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: The Thomas Egerton, Egerton

5:00pm Sunday 18th May 2014

COMFORT food was calling and I was craving a Lancashire hotpot with carrots and pickled cabbage.

A taste of Honey from Jamaica to Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Kitty and Honey – aka Keith and Michelle Ayrton – at their stall on Blackburn Market

1:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014

A TASTE of Caribbean sunshine cooked with love by a sweet Jamaican beauty called Honey is a welcome addition to Blackburn Market.

Chef Q and A: Stosie Madi, The Parkers Arms, Newton in Bowland

Lancashire Telegraph: Stosie Madi opened her first restaurant 22 years aso

10:27am Monday 12th May 2014

Meet the chef ... Diane Cooke puts the questions to an expert with a wealth of international experience

Recipie: Anjum’s quick and easy way to spice up a chicken dish

Lancashire Telegraph: Goan Chicken and Chorizo Stew

11:07am Monday 28th April 2014

MOST of us love Indian food, but cooking it from scratch — well that just seems like too much hard work. But, it doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen, mixing and marinading, promises Anjum Anand.

Daddy by day ... pizza king by weekend

Lancashire Telegraph: Daddy by day ... pizza king by weekend

11:05am Monday 28th April 2014

EAST Lancashire chef Richard Caver combines daddy daycare and dough, a recipe that makes the perfect business adventure, that fits in well with his family life.

Family spice up their life at Blackburn factory

Lancashire Telegraph: Babu at The Spice Factory

11:42am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TUCKED away in the heart of Blackburn town centre is a small factory where Babu Patel and his family run a well established business providing herbs and spices across the north west.

Learn about flour power at Gisburn's top Italian restaurant

Lancashire Telegraph: Maurizio Bocchi

4:51pm Friday 21st March 2014

DO you want to be able to cook like an Italian master?

Tim’s shots are on target for East Lancashire drinkers

Lancashire Telegraph: Tim Whiteley with some of his shots

3:57pm Friday 14th March 2014

IT may not be the tipple of choice in Russia, but Creme Egg Vodka is a big hit in East Lancashire, thanks to an experimental drinksmaster who has invented his own designer alco shots.

Deli is now the inn place at the heart of Accrington town centre

Lancashire Telegraph: Natalie Paintin

4:30pm Saturday 8th February 2014

FORTY years of hard graft establishing a business and gaining a valuable reputation in the food industry has certainly paid off for one East Lancashire couple, who turned a former pub into a successful food hall and cafe.

Mother and daughter cooking up East Lancashire's sweetest dishes

Lancashire Telegraph: Sharon Canavan and Leanne Entwistle with their hens

11:13am Monday 3rd February 2014

MOTHER and daughter team are cooking up some of East Lancashire’s most mouth-watering desserts, winning awards along the way for their eco-friendly approach to baking.

Happy Chinese New Year from the Ribble Valley restaurateurs who impressed Gordon Ramsay

Lancashire Telegraph: Ken Hom cooking up a delicious meal

11:41am Monday 27th January 2014

CHINESE New Year is a lavish affair for the Yu family who own Yu &You, the Ribble Valley restaurant that so impressed Gordon Ramsay.

Calorie-cutting meal appeal to help you lose weight

Lancashire Telegraph: In the mood for a farewell tour: Maureen, Bernie, Coleen and Linda will be performing at York Barbican and Newcastle City Hall next year

4:19pm Monday 20th January 2014

HANDS up all those who resolved to drop a couple of stones on January 1. Now, sit down all those who have already given up their weight-loss dreams.

Family friendly restaurants round-up in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Family friendly restaurants round-up in East Lancashire

1:59pm Monday 13th January 2014

EATING out with the family is a fun experience for all. Until the baby starts screaming, the toddler starts acting up and your teenager won’t put down their latest gadget. Then suddenly, a family meal turns into an embarrassing scene.

Council apologises for letter to Blackburn couple

1:35pm Thursday 9th January 2014

COUNCIL boss Kate Hollern has apologised to a Blackburn couple who had their front wall wrecked by a bin lorry and then were told to dismantle some steps.

Rible Valley chef's red letter TV date with... beetroot

Lancashire Telegraph: Lisa Allen

1:23pm Thursday 9th January 2014

NORTHCOTE chef Lisa Allen is to star in a new TV cookery programme.

A House call for flavour with Stanley House chef Jon

Lancashire Telegraph: Jon Riding and, inset, a Stanley house braised lamb recipe

10:22am Monday 6th January 2014

STANLEY House Hotel and Spa has announced the promotion of Jon Riding as head chef of the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Jon takes over the stoves from Andrew Parker who has joined Ryan Giggs’ new Worsley eaterie, Georges Dining Room and Bar, as head chef.

Tasty turkey? Ask the experts

Lancashire Telegraph: Enjoy a marvellous meal by following Geoff Riley’s turkey tips

10:42am Monday 16th December 2013

IT’S the same every year. No matter how much attention you pay to getting the turkey just right, somehow it ends up dry, tough and unappetising. Is it any wonder that the family have developed a turkey-phobia by Boxing Day?

Free training in food and hygiene in Bacup

12:23pm Friday 13th December 2013

BACUP Social Enterprise is recruiting 16 volunteers to receive free training in cooking, food and hygiene safety and first aid.

Doctor by day, Ramsbottom chef by night

Lancashire Telegraph: Mini Sankar at work in the kitchen at Sanmini’s

9:48am Monday 9th December 2013

BY day Padmini Sankar is a doctor of foetal medicine working for four hospitals. By night she’s a chef at Sanmini’s, the family’s restaurant based in a stunning 1857 gatehouse at the heart of Ramsbottom town centre.

Grandad’s recipe for Darwen restaurant's success

Lancashire Telegraph: The man who passed down the recipes used by the Amalfi Lounge – Eduardo Salza (left), pictured with his friends from Italy.

10:08am Monday 9th December 2013

THIRTEEN years ago, a Darwen takeaway opened its doors offering quality Italian food whilst embarking on a journey that was to play a huge part in the community.

Chutney brainwave becomes full time business for East Lancashire chefs

Lancashire Telegraph: The Fatjax Chutneys market stall

10:11am Monday 9th December 2013

TWO chefs who started a chutney business as a sideline four years ago are so busy one has been compelled to leave his full-time job.

Accrington chef who wins coeliac charity’s Chef of the Year competition

Lancashire Telegraph: Thomas Fallows, right, receives his trophy from Michelin-starred Adam Gray

3:39pm Monday 2nd December 2013

ACCRINGTON chef Thomas Fallows has been awarded the title of Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Chef of the Year by a panel of judges following an intense cook-off by six finalists.

Review: The Prospector California 2012, £11.99,

3:46pm Monday 25th November 2013

For roast turkey, cranberry sauce and gravy, this ripe red is ideal.

Success on the menu at Edgworth cookery school

Lancashire Telegraph: The Wellbeing Farm Cookery School

3:44pm Monday 25th November 2013

THE Wellbeing Farm Cookery School at Edgworth, has beaten dozens of culinary contenders from across the country to win the accolade of Best Use of Local Produce at the British Cookery School Awards 2013.

A taste of Eastern European tradition in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Darina with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at Browsholme Hall

3:41pm Monday 25th November 2013

WHEN cancer caused Darina Eyre to close her Slovakia travel agency, the accomplished cook threw what little energy she had into cooking meals for friends in traditional Eastern European style.

Blackburn cupcake baker comes out top in competition

Lancashire Telegraph: Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite was a judge

3:51pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

A TALENTED craft baker who trained at Stanley House, Blackburn, has been crowned National Cupcake Champion 2013.

The upper crust of pie makers

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Bridge is working on some new recipes

3:50pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

WHEN Holland’s decides to roll out a new product, the Blackburn company calls on larger-than-life celebrity chef Tom Bridge to create the king of pies.

Nigel Howarth’s fired up for apprentice scheme

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Howarth, right,with Will Wilson and Joanne White

9:36am Wednesday 13th November 2013

AN EAST Lancashire celebrity chef has launched an exclusive apprenticeship helping students to gain employment in Michelin star restaurants.

Worston mum at the cutting edge with Queen of Hearts Cookie Company

Lancashire Telegraph: Creations by Sarah Lawrenson-Sharples

9:28am Wednesday 13th November 2013

WHEN Victoria Beckham, below, first championed the all-American cupcake, it created a trend that swept Britain. Now, its equally fancy sister, the cookie, is about to find its way into the hearts and mouths of Brits everywhere and one Ribble Valley mum is at the forefront of the revolution.

A county blessed with great cuisine

Lancashire Telegraph: Linzi Barrow describes herself as a ‘home cook’

4:19pm Monday 4th November 2013

FOOD writer and blogger, Linzi Barrow is celebrating Lancashire’s rich culinary heritage with a recipe book that’s sure to turn up in many a foodie’s Christmas stocking.

Ramsbottom gastro pub toasts fourth accolade

2:54pm Friday 1st November 2013

THE Hearth of the Ram, a gastro pub in Ramsbottom, has received its fourth recognition for fine dining in as many weeks.

Search on for the supreme sausage

Lancashire Telegraph: Butcher Kevin Berkins has laid down the gauntlet to find Britain’s best sausage

3:54pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

NATIONAL Sausage Champion Kevin Berkins is laying down the gauntlet ahead of this year’s British Sausage Week (November 4-10) by creating a competition inviting the public to create their own recipe

Oswaldtwistle chef snaps up unusual dishes on exotic menu

Lancashire Telegraph: Chef Paul Young with one of the dishes on the menu

3:57pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

“I’LL have a crocodile sandwich and make it snappy!” Chef Paul Young would be a very rich man if he had a pound for every time a customer said that to him since he brought an exotic menu to his pub.

Clayton le Moors pie-fect task for foodies!

Lancashire Telegraph: Janet O’Loughlin checks the goods as the firm appeals for new volunteer taste testers

10:50am Thursday 24th October 2013

EXPERT bakers are looking for people with top notch tastebuds to share a slice of their sell-out pies.

Food fighting talk for Joycelyn Neve

Lancashire Telegraph: Jocelyn at the Oyster and Otter pub in Blackburn

10:07am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

IT’S very likely that Joycelyn Neve was one of those smart and beautiful girls who unintentionally instilled terror in feckless, spotty youths when she was younger.

Darwen based couple's new twist on cooking

Lancashire Telegraph: Martin and Catherine Jones

5:15pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

EXPLODING meringues and sausages on washing lines sound like the sort of experimental dishes to emerge from Heston Blumenthal’s science kitchen.

Foodie scheme tackling youth unemployment in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris Butterworth and colleagues Simon Smith and Alex Hague

12:13pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

FRESH local produce are the buzzwords of any decent eaterie. But at The Eagle and Child in Ramsbottom the produce couldn’t be fresher or more local because it’s grown in the pub garden.

Ribble Valley dairy bringing raw milk back to the breakfast table

Lancashire Telegraph: Dairy farmers Emma and Ian, with their three children and some of the farm’s livestock

1:38pm Monday 23rd September 2013

REMEMBER those early mornings when the milkman had done his rounds and dropped off a bottle of his finest green top on your doorstep?

Chef Q & A: Michael Heathcote

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Heathcote

1:29pm Monday 23rd September 2013

Michael Heathcote, Chef Proprietor at The Duke of York, Grindleton shares his recipe for success

Cupcake success leads to Blackburn woman's home bakery

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophia Patel decorating some of her delicious cupcakes

2:08pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

THEY were once only associated with children’s birthday parties, topped with jelly diamonds, but there’s still nothing more child-like than the feeling you get when tucking into a delicious cupcake.

Steven cooks up a national accolade

Lancashire Telegraph: TOP CHEF	 Steven Smith

1:57pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

CHEF Steven Smith is smiling a lot lately.


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