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Food & Drink

  • 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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  • This area is blessed with a flourishing group of traditional butcher shops serving up incredible beef, tasty lamb, succulent pork, delicious poultry and even the odd squirrel! Deborah Pennell visits a selection of them

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  • The Chubby Castor

    24th September 2020

    This winner of a restaurant in the village of Castor, around 4 miles west of Peterborough, combines picture-postcard architecture and a relaxed, welcoming approach with exceptional cuisine showcasing fresh, seasonal, local ingredients

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