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  • In February 2022, Hambleton Hall near Oakham was awarded a Michelin star for the 40th consecutive year – the longest-retained Michelin star in Britain. This is an outstanding achievement. Perhaps even more remarkable is Hambleton Hall’s unique talent for finding, developing and unleashing talent. Great Food Club’s Matt Wright tells us more…

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  • Local food: The Blonde Beet

    24th January 2022

    ‘Stamford Green Quarter’, at 7 St Paul’s Street, is home to The Blonde Beet, Stamford’s first plant-based eaterie, which has a genuine focus on sourcing ingredients seasonally, ethically, sustainably and locally. Clare and Nicholas Rudd-Jones went along to sample the Friday night bistro menu and were hugely impressed by the whole experience

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  • Escape to The Lake Isle

    1st November 2021

    The Lake Isle truly came of age this year, reaching its 21-year milestone under the superb ownership of Richard and Janine Burton. Nicholas and Clare Rudd-Jones paid a lunchtime visit

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  • The Chubby Castor

    21st June 2021

    Nicholas Rudd-Jones went to catch up with Chef Patron, Adebola Adeshina, at The Chubby Castor near Peterborough

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  • Local food: sandwiches

    30th April 2021

    In May we celebrate British Sandwich Week (17–23 May). Debs Pennell discusses the origins of this staple meal and gets some tips from local chefs and delis on how to create the ‘ultimate’ deli-style sandwich

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  • A sustainable future

    26th February 2021

    Delving deeper into the issue of sustainability, writes Debs Pennell, there are many questions… Why do supermarkets offer so many products with far too much packaging, often in plastics that are non-recyclable? What can I do to help the environment?

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  • Local chefs at Christmas

    30th November 2020

    Debs Pennell caught up with a few of our local food heroes to find out what they prepare for their own Christmas table. Interestingly, not everyone plumps for the traditional turkey!

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