Spoons and spades together at Malvern Spring show

9:36am Saturday 12th April 2014

JAMES Martin and Rachel Allen are two of the high profile names who will headline the food and drink pavilion at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival next month.

New local festival announced

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9:39am Friday 11th April 2014

JUNE sees a new date for the local foodie calendar as the first Yarkhill Field to Fork Festival takes place to celebrate local food and drink.

Cooking made easy peasy

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5:38pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN at Leintwardine Primary School cooked healthy pizzas and rhubarb muffins with the Easy Peasy Cooking Bus, thanks to funding secured by Mortimer Country Food Fair's Loving Local Food project from the Big Lottery Fund.

Ringing the changes at The Bell

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5:24am Tuesday 18th February 2014

THE Bell at Skenfrith, one of the Borders' most famous watering holes is now under new management.

A touch of the Mediterranean

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12:25pm Sunday 16th February 2014

With the continued wet weather here’s the chance to taste a little bit of Spain – thinly sliced chorizo, a reminder of warm summer evenings.

Students cook up a storm

Hereford Times: Young Chefs at Lady Hawkins School, Kington. (L-R) Elizabeth Simcock,  Jake Baynham, Jack Cooper, Danielle Turner and Louis Xiourouppas.

12:02pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

JUST before Christmas, five confident young chefs set out to show their culinary skills in the students' kitchen at Lady Hawkins School, Kington.

Where Taste reigns supreme

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5:02pm Friday 17th January 2014

DIXIE Innes, who grew up in Monmouth, has made it to the final 12 of Channel 4's cookery competition, The Taste, in which contestants stand or fall on a single spoonful of food, judged by Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre

A Valentine for Christmas

12:01pm Friday 6th December 2013

GIVE the foodie in your life a perfect Christmas gift with a ticket to Dewsall Court's Valentine's Supper Club on Saturday, February 15, a very special event with Valentine Warner.

Tell a friend

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7:02am Friday 6th December 2013

THE Herefordshire Farmers’ Market Association always has a busy December with extra Christmas Markets added to the regular weekly and monthly markets across the county, however, their thoughts have already turned to the New Year and encouraging the markets to grow in 2014.

Different dining

3:01pm Thursday 5th December 2013

HEREFORD has a new restaurant, The Den, which opened last week in West Street.

Incredible Spice Man Cyrus cooks for Dewsall Court Supper Club

Hereford Times: Incredible Spice Man Cyrus cooks for Dewsall Court Supper Club

12:00am Sunday 6th October 2013

ONE of the stars of BBC2’s The Incredible Spice Men, Cyrus Todiwala, will be Dewsall Court’s Supper Club head chef for one night only on Thursday, October 24.

New boss for Michelin star

Hereford Times: Chris Harrod, new owner at The Crown at Whitebrook near Monmouthshire

12:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

CHRIS Harrod, who trained under the world famous Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, has become chef owner at the Michelinstarred Monmouthshire restaurant with rooms, The Crown at Whitebrook.

Learn French patisserie

Hereford Times: Home-made French croissants - something Rhiannon Taylor is showing her guests how to make

12:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

RHIANNON Taylor only opened her B&B at Little Trewern, near Longtown three months ago, but her guests have been so enthusiastic about the home-made French croissants, the tartes tatins, the brioche, as well as the sweet and savoury eclairs that she serves, that they have asked her to teach them how to make them.

From pop-up to a permanent eaterie

4:47pm Thursday 5th September 2013

SATURDAY sees the official opening of Green Cow Kitchens following an extensive refurbishment.

Winning young chef shares recipe

Hereford Times: Tom Evans, right, winner of the Flavours of Herefordshire Young Chef in Industry 2013

12:50pm Saturday 10th August 2013

YOUNG chef Tom Evans is celebrating after winning the title Flavours of Herefordshire Young Chef in Industry 2013, organised by Visit Herefordshire and sponsored by Axon Enterprises in association with Electrolux.

Market fires up the barbie

12:00am Friday 9th August 2013

THE recent heatwave has seen even the most reluctant outdoor chefs dust off their barbecue tongs and get cooking out of doors, and there’s nothing more likely to put people in the holiday spirit than the sizzling of burgers on coals – or gas.

Festival has some class acts

Hereford Times: Shelina Permalloo, Masterchef winner 2012

12:00am Wednesday 10th July 2013

THE box office for the 2013 Abergavenny Food Festival went live on Tuesday, with the weekend’s full programme and ticket purchase now available online.

Local granola and a whole lot more

12:00am Sunday 7th July 2013

WHEN Angharad Warren moved from London to Rosson- Wye three years ago, she looked for a naturally made breakfast cereal, but when she couldn’t find one she decided to make her own.

Cider maker scoops prizes at top awards

4:50pm Friday 5th July 2013

ONE of Herefordshire’s youngest craft cider producers is delighted to announce that it has won prizes for two of its ciders.

Wine bar offers new look and place for local music

12:00am Friday 5th July 2013

ANYONE familiar with Manchester’s eclectic northern quarter, crammed with its vintage shops and quirky independent bars, would feel a sense of déjà vu stepping into Leominster’s newest bar.

Tasty offering for food lovers

12:00am Monday 24th June 2013

THOUSANDS of food lovers will be heading to the north of the county on June 29 for the Shobdon Food and Flying Festival.

Natural quality of wine from forest

Hereford Times: Debbie's variety of wines

12:00am Tuesday 11th June 2013

DEBBIE Attrill started making wine just over 25 years ago when her uncle gave her a small fermentation bin and a very tatty, very old beginner’s guide to wine-making book.

Festival's new site

12:00am Monday 10th June 2013

SHOBDON Food Festival, set up nearly a decade ago to support local farmers and producers, has moved to a new home at Shobdon Airfield for this year’s event.

Tempting menu on offer at this year's Shobdon Food Festival

Hereford Times: Shobdon Food Festival is getting read for the big take off.

9:50am Sunday 5th May 2013

ORGANISERS of this year’s Shobdon Food Festival have assembled the biggest mix yet of talented local chefs and artisans to demonstrate at the event, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30.

Soul Food Sunday at The Jailhouse

Hereford Times: The Beefy Boys cook up a storm at The Jailhouse before heading for Grillstock

12:00am Friday 3rd May 2013

LAST year, Herefordshire barbecuers The Beefy Boys made their debut at food and music festival Grillstock, and finished seventh in the competition.

Waterstones presents a taster and signing event with the authors of 'The Ethicurean Cookbook'

Hereford Times: Waterstones presents a taster and signing event with the authors of 'The Ethicurean Cookbook'

10:07am Thursday 2nd May 2013

AN event at Waterstones in Hereford on May 16 marks the publication of the unique Ethicurean Cookbook.

Award-winning cider producer gains PGI certification

3:30pm Monday 18th March 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE producers have reason to celebrate with Court Farm Tillington and Pip’s Cider both receiving awards in the annual Flavours of Herefordshire Awards.

Eric Celton's delicious deli in Leominster

Hereford Times: Eric Celton

3:20pm Sunday 17th March 2013

ERIC Celton’s tempting delicatessen, Barber & Manuel, has built an enviable reputation for the wide range of produce it stocks and Eric’s delicious home-made food, not to mention the popular coffee shop.

Best of Herefordshire's food and drink is celebrated at awards night

Hereford Times: TV presenter Jules Hudson hands Richard Kaye of the Mill Race the gold award in the Gourmet Herefordshire category.

10:43am Wednesday 6th February 2013

JULES Hudson, presenter of the BBC’s Escape to the Country, who has recently moved to Herefordshire, revealed the winners of the prestigious Flavours of Herefordshire Awards 2013 at a special awards dinner.

Make the New Year the time for new recipes

12:03pm Thursday 10th January 2013

AS the festive season becomes a distant memory, why not make a foodie new year resolution and escape from the rut of cooking the same meals week in and week out?

Supper Club with local chefs at Dewsall Court on Saturday, January 19

12:00pm Thursday 10th January 2013

DEWSALL Court’s popular Supper Club will welcome local chefs Jonny Evans and Billy Pallett for an evening of gastronomic indulgence on Saturday, January 19.

Redundancy provides catalyst for new Hereford supper clubs

Hereford Times: Empty plates offer proof of the success of Annabel Oxford's new career

11:56am Thursday 10th January 2013

WHEN Annabel Oxford was made redundant last summer from her job in the training department of the primary care trust, she decided it was time for a change of career.

Rayeesa's Indian Kitchen's recipe for left-over turkey curry

12:00am Tuesday 11th December 2012

Left-over Christmas Turkey Curry recipe

Famers' markets at Christmas

12:00am Friday 7th December 2012

THROUGHOUT December there’s a feast of Christmas fairs and events across the county, offering great opportunities to buy locally produced food and drink for the festivities.

Christmas food and drink fair from Abergavenny Food Festival

Hereford Times: Christmas food and drink fair from Abergavenny Food Festival

12:00pm Thursday 6th December 2012

THE third Abergavenny Christmas Food and Drink Fair this weekend showcases fabulous exhibitors from Wales, the Marches and further afield.

Doctors in the market

12:00am Sunday 7th October 2012

HEREFORDSHIRE’S farmers’ markets have welcomed two new stallholders whose qualifications are, at first sight, slightly surprising as both Gerald Williams and Pam Davenport have doctorates – Gerald is a material physicist and Pam a psychologist.

Allpay Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival on the menu for October 27-28

Hereford Times: Mary Berry of The Great British Bake Off is one of the big names heading for the Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival

4:00pm Friday 5th October 2012

ONE of the star attractions of the newly branded Allpay Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival on October 27 and 28, is certain to be Mary Berry of the BBC’s hugely popular Great British Bake-off.

October 12 deadline for Hereford County Cook-off heat

12:00am Thursday 4th October 2012

IF you have what it takes to tickle the taste-buds, please the palate and create lipsmackingly good food, now’s your chance to prove it by entering the Hereford heat for the county cookoff, part of the Allpay Flavours of Herefordshire Festival.

Late summer sunshine benefits Farmers Market produce

12:00am Saturday 8th September 2012

ANYONE with a vegetable garden will know that this summer has not enjoyed the easiest conditions for growing your own.

Ludlow and Abergavenny prepare to tempt tastebuds with two of the UK's most popular food festivals

3:34pm Friday 7th September 2012

SEPTEMBER sees not one, but two, acclaimed food festivals celebrating the abundance of great local food and great local producers.

Farmers' Market producers prepare for summer

2:50pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

IT seemed as if summer would never come, but as I am writing this we have had barbecues every night for the last week to make the most of the long awaited sunshine. Hereford Farmers’ Market will be bringing barbecues into the heart of the city as part of Tropical Hereford when it sets up the Farmers’ Market Big Beach Barbecue on August 16 and 23. Producers at the market have been putting their mind to some new products and recipes for the summer season. Whyle House Lamb have lamb burgers – something a bit different, made from leg and shoulder meat with no added rusk, just a bit of mint and seasoning – gluten free as an added bonus. They also have something new this year – lamb spare ribs with lots of meat on them and ideal for marinading. Tudge Meats have their ever popular tasty sausages, and one of the Tudge family favourite barbecue recipes is tenderloin and chorizo kebabs (see recipe, right). The wet weather had one positive outcome as Beth, from Beth’s Buns, had become so disheartened by the recent wet weather that she came up with rainbow cake to lift everyone’s spirits. Each colour is baked individually and then sandwiched together to make a fantastically colourful centrepiece for any picnic. Ã Further information at hfmg.org or on Twitter @HFDshireFarmMkt. Market’s set to cheer up summer Tough task for flavour judges Four Shire Food, Arts and Craft Festival at Whitbourne Hall: Sunday, August 19. Herefordshire Country Fair, Whitfield Estate: Sunday, August 5. Tropical Hereford – children’s fun events in High Town, Monday, August 13, to Tuesday, August 28. FFooood eeveennts inn AAuuguust Tenderloin and chorizo kebabs Recipe by Matthew Drennan Makes six. Takes 20 minutes to make, 10-12 minutes on the barbecue, plus soaking 2 pork tenderloins, each about 350-450g 2 thick slices granary bread 200g thin piece chorizo, cut into 24 slices 6 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp paprika 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage Vegetable oil, for brushing 1. If using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak six in cold water for at least 30 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, trim the pork of any excess fat, then cut into bite-size cubes, giving 24 pieces in all. Cut the bread into 24 cubes, slightly smaller than the pork. Thread four pork pieces, four bread pieces and four chorizo slices alternately onto each soaked skewer. 3. Mix the olive oil with the paprika, sage and some seasoning, and brush over the skewers, making sure you soak the bread well. 4. Brush the cooking grate with a little oil. Barbecue the skewers directly over a medium heat source for 10-12 minutes – turning halfway and brushing with any remaining paprika oil – until cooked through.

Judging gets underway for Flavours of Herefordshire

12:00pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

FLAVOURS of Herefordshire judges had a tough task on their hands deciding which of the county’s wealth of produce was worthy of gold, silver or bronze.

Farmers' Markets and Cafe@All Saints unveil reward card

Hereford Times: New stall holder Marietta helps launch the new loyalty scheme

7:50am Friday 6th July 2012

IF you’re in the centre of Hereford on Saturday or any Thursday in July, pay a visit to the farmers’ market in High Town and earn yourself a free cup of coffee.

Big names announced for Abergavenny Food Festival 2012

Hereford Times: Claudia Roden

7:00am Friday 6th July 2012

BOOKING opened this week for the 2012 Abergavenny Food Festival, which takes place from September 15-16.

Food producers urged to enter Flavours of Herefordshire awards by July 9

8:00am Thursday 5th July 2012

THE Flavours of Herefordshire Awards scheme launches its 14th year with an all new line-up of categories, judging criteria and voting systems.

Countdown to next weekend's Shobdon Food Festival

Hereford Times: Organisers will be hoping the weather improves for next week's Shobdon Food Festival.

2:35pm Friday 15th June 2012

PICTURE the scene, You arrive at one of the best hidden, but most beautiful spots in rural north Herefordshire where an array of the finest local food and drink has been painstakingly assembled to ensure a carefully selected range of flavours.

Flavours of Herefordshire Awards invite entries from young chefs

Hereford Times: Judges David Preedy of Hereford United, Sir Ben Gill of Visit Herefordshire, Paul Emberton from Axon Enterprises, Hereford United mascot Edgar the Bull and Les Brown and Stuart Leggett of Herefordshire College of Technology.

12:20pm Monday 11th June 2012

THE Flavours of Herefordshire Awards, celebrating the very best of food and drink in the county, are well under way in time for this year’s Flavours of Herefordshire Festival, which will be hosted for the first time in its seven years in the city centre on October 27 and 28.

June at Herefordshire's Famers' Markets

Hereford Times: Barbara Mark of Hatty Baggins with her sheep

6:10pm Friday 8th June 2012

OVER the last 10 years there has been a big push nationally on how important it is to buy British.

Shobdon Food Festival showcases the best of local produce

Hereford Times: R C Swift will showcase their bakery at Shobdon

3:50pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

THE 2012 Shobdon Food and Flower Festival promises a line up of quality food and drink, arts and crafts, demonstrations, displays, live music and evening concerts and a celebration of the re-opening of Shobdon’s unique church after lengthy renovations.

Celtic Manor's head chef reveals the secret of delicious seasonal rhubarb

Hereford Times: A long way from school-style rhubarb!

4:00pm Friday 4th May 2012

MY abiding memory of rhubarb is school dinner platefuls of gloopy, stringy grey-green mush – served with lumpy custard.

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